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What causes anxiety? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Apr-2014
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User:Suddenly tonight my right thumb has started to move and twitch without me doing it. I do suffer with anxiety but this has never happened before. I have no pain in my hand or thumb. I'm getting s little scared. I had a brain ct done about 5 months ago as we have family history of strokes. I'm a fit 34 year old female. I'm getting anxious about it. My hand feels strong. No weekness.
User:Hello
Doctor:
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
User:Ok thank you
Doctor:Anxiety comes with a kind of weird symptoms that you can never imagine or written in the text books
User:But I don't think this is related
User:I have never had this before
Doctor:However I would like you to be checked on the following
User:Please don't send me into panic
Doctor:Blood sugar, Blood electrolytes, Serum calcium and magnesium salts
User:Ok
Doctor:I am not
Doctor:The possibility of any serious illness in such a case is near to zero
User:I will. I had bloods done 10 days ago and haven't heard from my Gp
User:Therefore I'm presuming everything is ok
Doctor:If your GP did not call you most likely the tests were OK
User:It just seems weird seeing my thumb move without me planning to move it
Doctor:I would like to know what were you investigated on
User:I got scared because I though maybe it's the start of something
Doctor:It may not be a new disease
User:I have been texting a bit with my phone
Doctor:I think it may be a new symptom for the existing anxiety plus stress
User:Plus used my right hand today several times
Doctor:Oh good, if you are able to type with me so fast
User:Yes
User:I can type very fast
Doctor:I am glad
User:It hasn't stopped me using the thumb
User:Will it go away?
Doctor:Yes in a short while
Doctor:I do not think you should not care too much about that
Doctor:Instead I advise you to take expert's help for your anxiety and hypochondriac personality
User:I have been going for 3 years to a psychologist
User:I see s herbalist
User:I try and keep busy
Doctor:ok
User:I'm not on any medication
Doctor:Thats good
Doctor:Since you have not used medicine, I suggest you to try with a Psychiatrist
User:I have
Doctor:Ok what were their opinions individually
User:I have stopped now going to see her as now I see a more natural alternative therapist
User:My psychiatrist didnt really give me options
User:Just to talk and do CBT
User:I think this thumb spasms aren't anxiety related
User:I hate living like this
User:It's exhausting
Doctor:Yeah I prefer to test for sodium and potassium levels
Doctor:calcium and magnesium as well
User:Why?
Doctor:I think you better get these tests done and see your GP or
Doctor:Muscle fasciculations are related to mineral def more often
User:Ok
Doctor:I do not think there is another disease here
Doctor:but affects of existing problems
User:It's weird how its just moving
User:Like a cramp but without the pain
User:There isn't much interaction her
User:Here
Doctor:I did not understand you
User:How do I get a refund?
User:I'm trying to get some answers
Doctor:You can right to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:I am sorry I tried to help with all the answers unfortunately they were not convincing
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:Thanks
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