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I'm 21 years old and about a month ago I noticed that my legs felt a little weak, and that my hands were shaking a little. A few days passed, and then I started to feel sore in my biceps and also started to have lower back pain. I then scheduled a doctor's appointment. Now, I have a history of anxiety. I see my doctor and he says it's all anxiety related. He starts me up on some anxiety meds and sends me on my way. A few days passed and I notice that random muscles all over my body are twitching, way more than they normally would. They only last for aboutbut2-3 seconds, but they're more frequent. So I schedule an appointment with my doctor again, and he says it's probably anxiety still. I ask him to refer me to a neurologist so I can be sure, and so he does. Now, the thing is, I don't have insurance. All my doctor's visits had been paid out of pocket. I'm waiting on my application for Medicaid to go through, but who knows how long that could take. And new symptoms keep showing up. I've been increasingly sore in my back, arms, neck and legs, my calves have been cramping these past few days, I keep tripping going up the stairs. This morning I woke up with my left arm twitching really badly. It lasted for about a minute and a half this time. I'm absolutely terrified. I can't eat, I can't sleep, I can't act like my normal self, I'm constantly mulling over the fact that I could be dying, that I might not have much more than two or three years left, that I won't be able to finish school or get married or watch my kids grow up, that I've wasted the time I've had. It's really weighing heavy on my mind. I feel like someone when with anxiety is seen by a doctor, symptoms like this are usually written off as anxiety related, which in all fairness they could be. But I just don't feel normal. Can someone please offer some insight? Whether I should be concerned or not? And if I should be, what should I do about it since I don't have insurance?
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