Mirtazapine for specific Anxiety, tingling foot scared its MS :-(

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I'm in a massive panic. 4weeks ago my doctor put me on mertazapine due a massive stressful event in my life that probably made me more upset and anxious than I have even been. 5 days later I had a slightly tingling sole of my left foot. 3 weeks later it is slowly getting better but last week they took a blood test which came back normal. On seeing my doctor today she asked if I had it before and I said that only when my marriage broke up and 3 weeks later the top of my left arm from half way between my shoulder and elbow right to the top of my hand but only the top part of my arm not underneath, and this was 3 years ago. Knowing I'm a huge worrier and suffer with anxiety she then says one thing at the back of her mind is MS. I'm now a crying , worrying mess again! How can she say this to me from these 2 incidents in 40 months! I'm now worrying like crazy again. I'm a mess, crying uncontrollably. It is slowly improving but very very mild tingling up my shin. I cant move away from worrying. I spoke to another doctor on the phone the day after visiting the other and she said it's anxiety but I'm still worried.

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    I cannot say that I know what you have, because I am not a Dr. I can tell you that with my anxiety flare ups, I auffer from tremor, muscle weakness, tingling, numbness, etc. it got so bad that the last 6 months I went to numerous Drs, 2 neurologists, had thousands of dollars in tests all to prove I'm normal (I thought I had ALS, MS, Parkinson's, you name it) Mine is my right hand and right foot. And not all the time. It still happens and I am on a very small my. Of Zoloft hoping it helps. Keep in mind, "normal" people get these sensations when they are scared. When the threat goes away, they no longer have these. People with Health Anxiety are constantly scared, therefor the symptoms don't go away. You can also manifest symptoms out of thin air from worrying. My best advice, see a specialist. Once they tell you that you are OK, believe them. They know what to look for. Best of luck, and you are not alone.
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    Hi chic I hope you have calmed down a bit I also get these sensations all over my body pains in my body all sorts your not alone !! We are so in tune with our body that every little thing is somethin deadly ... We fail to realize we are doin it to ourselves one massive crazy circle ... It's horrible you have come to the right place for support but yes get some answers and hopefully they will put you at rest for a while my cuz has got ms she is 24 shocking news but is living a good healthy life with her children and husband and singing ... There isn't nothing we carry fave if we need to darling... Find your inner strength and push threw ... Also go to the gym is does me bloody wonders xx
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      You are so right it is crazy. I sometimes think I'm going crazy as I always need sonwthing to worry about. Don't know what I'd do if I didn't worry! I wish I was a different person sometimes x
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      Yes I'm the same I do t feel normal when I'm not worried lol but I've lived like this for many years this last year being the worst but some how I get threw each day ... I dint realize how many people was like me till I joined this site im not glad about that at all but I know I'm not suffering alone and what I go through is somewhat normal with anxiety so I get slight relief if nothing else x
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      I know what you mean. Its not nice but there is comfort in knowing you're not alone. I seem to go from one extreme to the other. One minute I'm all calm and positive then I go to worrying, crying and getting all worked up about it. I do think I wouldn't be like this if it wasn't for the internet. Its like a compulsion to check symptoms online and you latch on to the worst case scenario..
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      Omg that's how mine got worse by google I've got every known illness goin some days my mind never stops them other days I'm sound it's horrible but I do try hard not to look x
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      I should try harder not to Google. Got a neurologist referral so should get an appointment before Friday. I'm hoping this is the end of my worrying then. Chance would be a fine thing.
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      You can request an EMG/nerve conduction study. A neurologist does it, it's "fairly" painless and will tell you if you have any nerve or muscle related problems.
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      Oh I definitely understand, trust me. The neurologist is likely going to do a physical exam and put you on anxiety medication. My neurologist almost was mad that I was there. "How did you wind up in my office?" He said. He turned out to be amazing and really helpful at alleviating my fears, but even after seeing him twice, I didn't believe him and saw another neurologist. Like I said, they are specialists, if they say you are fine, you are.
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    Have you just tried taking a b complex vitamin and magnsium glycinate suppliments? Some meds drain it from your body so you replace it. Magnesium is drained and peed out when a person is anxious and magnesium glycinate wont hurt your belly and replaces it best its very absorbable. You can ask your gp or doctor if that okay to use with whatever your on. Easy fix.
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