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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor how are you
User :   do you have some idea about neurology?
Doctor :   I am fine thanks.
Doctor :   i am a general physician
User :   ok
Doctor :   i can help within my expertise
Doctor :   but
User :   that will be fine
Doctor :   if you do need specialist opinion from a neurologist
User :   the last few months i have been suffering from serve anxiety and some depression
Doctor :   we can arrange that for you as well
User :   that would be nice
User :   i am having muscle twitches when my body is at rest
User :   like sitting or before bed they are most noticable
User :   i went to the er
User :   a couple time
User :   and talked to my primary about it
User :   the er took all kinds of blood
User :   checking potassium, mag, electrolytes, sugar and so on
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   even a ultra sound to see for a clot
User :   everything is good
User :   nothing
User :   even the old school reflex tricks to see strength and reflexes
User :   all the docs keep telling me i am fine
User :   I am 24 years old
User :   good shape
User :   I am just so scared i have ALS or something horrible
User :   it seems the more i think about these symptoms the worse and more scared i get
Doctor :   since when you have been having them
User :   a few weeks ago
Doctor :   are you on any medications ?
User :   about a week before the new year
User :   yes lexapro and xanax
User :   10mg lexapro and .5 xanax when needed
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   no
User :   no drugs also
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you seen any change after the medications ?
User :   well since i have been taking the lexapro my both legs seem a bit stiff around the calf area like i worked them out to long
User :   they feel like this all day or at least when i am thinking about it
User :   my depression is getting better but all i do is think there is something wrong with me
User :   all day everyday
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well you do seem to be having anxiety problem
Doctor :   that is the root cause
Doctor :   tell me how is your social life ?
User :   i just focus on my health and my legs and when the next twitch will happen
User :   its ok, i have been staying in a lot, bec of being depressed
User :   trying to get back out there and hang with friends
User :   they keep calling me and i turn them down becuase i think what is the point, im going to die soon...
Doctor :   well you need to help your self by being self motivated
Doctor :   thats the key
Doctor :   be positive in life
User :   ok
Doctor :   all you need is the right mind set
User :   ok
Doctor :   your symptoms are 100% curable
Doctor :   i will recommend you to join some yoga classes if you can
Doctor :   dont be low in your mind
User :   ok you dont think its something horrible?
Doctor :   i assure you 100% YOU WILL BE FINE
Doctor :   you will not die
Doctor :   you have a long life ahead of you
Doctor :   make the most of it
Doctor :   meditation is good
User :   ok
Doctor :   have a positive outlook
User :   i am trying
User :   just sometimes stuff like that is scary
Doctor :   it will take time
Doctor :   dont give up
User :   you go online and look up muscle twitching and the first thing is something horrible
Doctor :   you have the CURE right in side you
User :   and it scares the heck out of you
Doctor :   dont google nonsense on the net
Doctor :   trust me
User :   ok
User :   i will do that
User :   thanks
User :   should i just watch out for muscle wasting?
Doctor :   no thats no required
Doctor :   just have proper diet and exercise
Doctor :   and go out and live a fulfilling life that you DESERVE
User :   thanks
User :   hey doctor one last question
User :   i know its so hard to diagnose over the net, without me in front of you, is it because of my age you think i am fine or you have heard this and these symptoms a million times
User :   and because my anxiety
Doctor :   its your anxiety and thru my experience and your age too . so there are JUST MORE THAN ONE FACTOR
Doctor :   thats why i am so sure
User :   ok gotcha
Doctor :   trust me here . just be positive, and you will be fine
User :   ok i will
User :   thanks for your help
User :   you made me feel better
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   i am glad i was able to help you
User :   you did, have a good day
User :   thanks again
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   have a wonderful year ahead of you
User :   you too!!!
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