Leg weakness/body feeling exhausted

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Hi all,

So for months now I've been having a hard time with my health anxiety. I've been experiencing leg weakness which is my biggest issue. It's not restricting me from doing anything but my legs constantly feel like I've just done a work out. Shaky, wobbly, weak. Other symptoms are feeling sick. Just run down, nauseous at time, exhausted, shaky. It gets so much worse if I Get hungry, but I check my blood sugar regularly and it's always fine. I've been to the doctors countless times in the past 8 months. I've had blood tests which were all normal. My thyroid was normal, was tested for Lyme which was negative. Had a head CT which was normal. I've seen a neurologist, she ordered bloodwork which was normal, muscle enzymes and B12 were normal. Had an EMG done which was normal. I'm losing my mind thinking I've got something wrong with me. Now I'm concerned about my heart, I've been having palpitations and went to the cardiologist and he ordered a stress test and 48 hr holter monitor. Just feel like I'm gonna die of something and I can look forward to anything because I'm constantly think "what if I feel bad and weak"

Is there anyone that has these sam symptoms?

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    How's your sleep looking like ?

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    nicole i've had all your symptoms and then some.  in fact i'm still struggling with them currenlty but have made a lot of progress.  i've had many days where my legs feel rubbery or weak to the point of my foot shaking when i press the brake pedal in my car etc...  i've had it all...shortness of breath, muscle spasms, twitching, tremors, fatigue, blurred vision, white flashes in vision, left arm feeling numb and weak, what feels like balance issues or feeling wobbly constantly, etc...the list is endless.  the worst was the inner body vibrating sensation when trying to sleep, thought it was my wife shivering in bed but realized it was me.  naturally, i saw my doctor who did bloodwork, MRI, neurology checks, etc...  told me to focus on relaxing, getting some rest, reducing caffeine if not altogether and taking time off work if i could.  anyway, anxiety wreaks havoc on the mind and the frustrating part is when you become a hypochroniac and start to mimic the symptoms of what you think you have.  then months or few weeks later symptoms are totally gone when it wouldn't be possible with many serious conditions then you start to slowly realize that a lot of it is in your mind.  i began jogging 2-3 times a week and walking on rest days. i focused on getting more sleep although it was difficult at first; sometimes anxiety doesn't let you sleep.  i've made a ton of progress and some days i feel normal and quite healthy...a far stretch from the living hell i was in months ago.  what also helped me is that after about 6-7mos i just got tired of worrying...didn't care anymore or panic when i felt a new symptoms.  i believe this also helped me quite a bit as worry is the root cause of anxiety and depression.  anyway, good luck...you're far from alone feeling this way.   

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    You need to trust the GP and Specialists who have taken time and done all the tests.

    Talk to your GP and I feel you need associated treatment to help you control your fears.

    Palpitations can be Anxiety and the only way is to control your fears.


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    It sounds like unmanaged anxiety with lots of panic attacks. Good you are clearing all the tests well. Rule it all out. I wonder if this is like a post partum thing. But im not a dr. So i dont know.

    im very surprised your gp hasn't mentioned anxiety disorder to you.

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