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I'm an 18 year old "athletic" male. In high school I wrestled and played football. This is now my 3rd post sadly. I know Google and the Internet as a whole is bad for anxiety but I cease to believe they my physical symptoms are anxiety induced.
In December. I started getting some awful chest and neck pain on the left side. Whenever I yawned my muscles would tense up for a second before relaxing again. I started to get a dull ache in my elbow and left knee. I was then seen by my GP and given muscle relaxants.
Couple weeks later. I noticed my thigh beginning to twitch. At this point I was Googling all sorts of things because the pain was just getting worse. I came across ALS as a muscle disease and that got stuck into my head which sent me right back to my GP. He diagnosed me with BFS and sent me to a nerve specialist. The nerve specialist didn't perform any test. He only checked my reflexes and said I was fine. Everybody disregarded my concern of ALS because of my young age.
Since then I've been getting sharp lower back pain and now I am constipated. Only being able to pass small pebbles throughout the day for 3 days now
I saw my GP today again for it and was told nothing of it, again.. I've been told i have anxiety but it's hard to believe because everyone. Including my families doctor. Says I'm too laid back to have anxiety. And anxiety pain would get better, not worse. Here are some test that they've done which have come back normal or negative.
MRI of head and neck
X-ray of chest
Urine and stool
Everything has been coming out normal. I'm in a lot of pain and over the counter medicine has not been working and I have not been giving anything other than anxiety medicine which gives me head aches.
I'm wondering if there is anyone out there with any kind words of advice. The doctors aren't helping me out. Ive been feeling ill for so long I can only expect the worse if they ever find anything wrong with me. Im so paranoid, I even got myself believing I have skin cancer. Or any sort of cancer for that matter. I hear bone cancer is common in young adults.
I'm not sure who to turn to. When all of my test and everyone around me keeps saying I'm "healthy" but I've never felt so sick/weak in my life.
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