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Hi, Just for note, I'm 19. I do suffer from generalized anxiety.
About a month an a half ago I started having a twitch on the inside/arch of my left foot, I was able to see it. It used to only happen at night, or in the evening. So I tried to figure out what it might be, searching stuff up on google. I found that muscle twitches could be from anxiety, caffeine, stress, or for things worse (ALS, MS etc) .
So this got me worried. I started having even more muscle twitches/spasms, in random parts of my body(eye, calves, thighs). The twitching in my foot was happening all the time(not so much now). Most of the twitches don’t happen often enough for me to check if they are visible. Like it’s just one random spasm on some part of my body. I went to the doctor and they said it's probably not anything serious. I kept telling myself it's probably from anxiety.
Over 3 months ago I started my first job, which, I don't really like. I haven't been getting much sleep due to anxiety (I don't sleep well nights before I go to work). I had been working about 4 days a week, 4-5 hours on my feet (no breaks). Today was 6 hours. I've never been a very strong or athletic person, so is is hard on my feet. I've been trying to take 20 minute walks everyday too, My left foot (where the twitching started) is my weaker foot. But I also feel twitches other places. Even after getting a good night's sleep (8+ hours) I still get twitches, right now it’s in my eye.
The past week, I've felt a buzzing/vibration in some parts in my body. I'd say it's prickly but it doesn't hurt. Specifically I've felt it in mostly my back, but also in my feet, my chest/breast, torso, and my thigh. It worries me too. I'm not sure if this can be caused by anxiety or not. Could the vibrations be caused by muscle fatigue, I know the twitching can. Even if it is anxiety, these things happen even when I'm not anxious. I notice them when I'm resting.
Sometimes I also feel little jerks, like in my leg, foot, hand, arm. They aren't huge, but they are there.
I've also been very shaky the past few weeks, like sometimes I will tremor, but not all of the time, it seems to get worse when I become anxious. Sometimes I felt a bit dizzy, as well as nauseous. I haven't felt weak, not anymore than I usually was (like I said, I'm not strong). I only feel exhausted.
I got blood work done and I'm waiting for the results. I'd like to get some sort of brain scan but I highly doubt the doctor will order that. But the vibrations/buzzing started after I went to the doctor, so I couldn't tell them about that. I went to the psychiatrist too, he's putting me on anxiety medication.
I just want to know what this all may be caused by, or what it isn't caused by. Of course I keep worrying about my health, worrying about about a life threatening disease, even as young as I am. I know it's a very small possibility, but still a possibility is there. I've considered that I have BFS (Benign fasciculation syndrome) but I still worry.
If anyone else with anxiety has had symptoms like this, please let me know. If this seems like something else, I'd like to know that too (even though I'm terribly scared)
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