Hi, im a 21 year old man whos recently gotten concerns over MS. I’ve recently started peeing a lot more than usual, which immediately made us worry about diabetes. I’ve now been cleared of that, but I’m still left with an overall overactive bladder as well as some muscle spasms and a bit of numbness and pain here and there. It’s worth noting I’ve struggled with anxiety for most of my life and about 1 and a half years ago I had the same symptoms except the bladder issues and had concerns about ALS. So as you can probably tell I’ve struggled a lot with my anxiety. Now I’m sitting with a lot of anxiety over MS, having learned bladder issues are a symptom as well as the others I’ve noted. I know for a fact most if not all these symptoms can just as well be anxiety related, as they were last time. It still doesn’t help the concerns and anxiety I feel, and the overall fear. I’m trying to simply move on with my life as it doesn’t stop me from doing anything physically, but after reading some stories on here I figured I’d ask for some helping words and wisdom I suppose. Is this a legitimate concern or is there no reason for panic?
Don’t panic yet! Is your doctor actively treating your anxiety? Some of the stress medications I’ve used had me running to the bathroom constantly, and there were times without meds that I also had to pee a lot. Once my stress levels dropped, my bathroom habits became more normal.
It’s easier said than done, but you need to get the anxiety under some control so that you can then see what’s left to worry about.
I don’t think you should panic. I am new to this site. Your symptoms could be as a result of many different things. I am currently undiagnosed and have had varying symptoms for 2 years.
You don’t say if you are on medication for your anxiety, if you are, you may require a review of the dose or type of drug you are taking. With you having additional issues causing your anxiety to be much worse, i would speak to your doctor first. I would also ask if there are other tests you can have to find out why this is happening.
I am not a doctor so i can’t say it is MS or not. What i will say is everyone i have spoken to about my own symptoms seem to have more than one symptom.
Don’t give up seeking answers. Keep going back to your doctor.