I think I have Parkison's Disease.

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    I think I have Parkison's Disease.

    I'm serious. Last night, seconds before I fell asleep, my legs flew
    up in the air -- for no freaking reason. I was just laying there in
    bed, eyes closed, then blam! My legs flew up! Totally involuntary.

    I know this has happened to me before, but I can't remember when.
    This sucks so much. I'm falling apart, and with all these diseases
    I'm suddenly getting, I don't see how I can live past the end
    of the year.

    Parkinson's was the first possibility that entered my mind. After
    a few mintues of research, I've found that another possibility is
    that I have Restless Leg Syndrome, but personally I think I have
    both. Some of the websites say I should go have a neurological
    exam, but that sounds expensive. I think I'll just ignore it, maybe
    it'll go away. I won't let it get to me, I won't let the spasms win.

    Children, you have it good. Don't take life for granted -- no matter
    how bad you think you have it, there's always someone who has
    it worse than you. Here I am, 21 and a walking defect. If I've
    managed to cope with Benign Eyelid Myopia, Diabetes, Parkinson's,
    and Restless Leg Syndrome, then maybe that'll inspire you to
    cope with your trivial problems. If my sacrifice has inspired just
    one person in my 21 years of life, that life was worth living.

    Remember me (preferably in statue-form)...

    Love,

    ethic.
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    I thought I might have Alzheimer's Disease, but I can't remember what it is...

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    Ok ethic man im not trying to insult you, but isnt there a term for people who think they have all kinds of diseases over small stuff? First diabetes and now this?

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    Yea there is a term, not sure what. I think you're overly depressed and that you should get out and take a walk. That will probably help. "Negative Creeps" aren't fun to be with, btw hehehe.

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    Like Bob Wiley? Ah... funny movie.

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    as most of us already know one of the problems common to many ppl sitting in front of the computer is sever back pain! this is a very serious condition as it will most probably lead to disability in persons under 50. when you have back pain you are experiencing disc degeneration/hernation meaning a sever protrusion of the gelatinous material of the disc. this is also known as an intra-disc breakdown by a relatively low nerve supply to the disc. this is usually caused by lack of exercise which would mean lack of muscle production. in males this could eventually lead to deep vain thrombusis, beathing difficulties and even thrombocytopenai and hemolysis. In females similar conditions + possible breast reduction! this also has psychological effects such as low self-esteem and low sexual drive(usually in males).

    as for you ethic, you "most likely" dont have Parkinson's disease! it is still unclear what causes it but this should help:

    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_...pubs/parkinson's_disease_backgrounder.htm

    remember you only qualify if your feet flow in the air periodically--meaning every single night or sleeping period. at the moment you might be experiencing night leg cramps, although usually painful, but not necessarily occur with pain!

    but......

    the lesson here is really to exercise periodically. go to the gym. go for a walk! its summer after all! try to relax your body and soul by thinking positively about yourself and the world around you! try to sit up straight at all times; take several deep breaths when you get in the bed and release them slowely, trying to relax! do some lower back exercises (for example):
    http://www.thermacare.com/4_2_1.shtml
    go for a swim. do some travelling (if money and time permitting), listen to some jazz and country or whatever type of music that relaxes you! think about your future and where you want to be heading and start planning!

    good luck!
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    Actually...That happens to me sometimes, well not necessarily my legs, but often I'm lying in bed when suddenly my muscles spasm for no apparent reason...never any other symptoms though...

    Oh, it's called 'hypochondriac'

    http://www.queendom.com/tests/fx/hypochondriac.html

    Hypochondriac's epitaph: 'I *told* you I was ill.'
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    ethic:

    Had you considered poltergeist activity? You may not be sick - you may be haunted!
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    ethic:

    Had you considered poltergeist activity? You may not be sick - you may be haunted!
    Ooh, speaking of ghosts, I have a scary story; it's 100% true,
    too.

    I was 5, and my cousin and I were outside digging a hole in his
    backyard. Not a big hole, just a little hole barely big enough to
    bury alive an action figure or something. Anyway, about 3" into
    the hole, we hit an egg. An egg! Yolk and white started oozing
    out of the hole. We don't know where that egg came from. How
    did an egg happen to be in the ground at the exact same position
    we were digging the hole? An egg doesn't sound like something
    evil, but the way we discovered it... I better stop, it's 1:20AM and
    I'm starting to scare myself.

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    Whilst gardening at my parents house, finding an egg was a relatively common occurance. Animals, in the case of parents garden, foxes, tend to bury caches of food for emergencies.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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    Ethic, maybe a quick checkup with your doctor would help clear things up? Or maybe just start eating a lot of apples. . . about the leg-twitch, though, that could be just fatigue or weird dreams messing with your body when you sleep. Have you been getting enough sleep these days?

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    Have you considered being a Comedian, ethic? I think you'de do a good job at it.

    In any case, sometimes when I am laying in bed I feel like I am falling all of a sudden and I kind of twitch for a moment. Hehe. I'm not to worried about it, the 'twitch' is probably from me trying to brace myself but then the falling feeling goes away.
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    Originally posted by Xei
    sometimes when I am laying in bed I feel like I am all of a sudden and I kind of twitch for a moment. Hehe. I'm not to worried about it, the 'twitch' is probably from me trying to brace myself but then the falling feeling goes away.
    same exact thing happens to me!

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    Another theory might be that aliens have targeted you for research. They might be trying to abduct you with a tractor beam in your sleep, feet first. However, they probably don't want people to notice or panic on a large scale (which might result in the discovery of their efforts and a potential retaliation against them), so they turn off the tractor beam as soon as you wake up. Congratulations, you survived! Unless, of course, your lifelong aspirations involve being a part of an alien study. . .

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    Originally posted by DDPhoenix
    Another theory might be that aliens have targeted you for research. They might be trying to abduct you with a tractor beam in your sleep, feet first. However, they probably don't want people to notice or panic on a large scale (which might result in the discovery of their efforts and a potential retaliation against them), so they turn off the tractor beam as soon as you wake up. Congratulations, you survived! Unless, of course, your lifelong aspirations involve being a part of an alien study. . .
    Finally a logical explanation!!! i'm not joking!
    oh i'm sorry! i didn;t realize my fist was rushing to meet ur face!

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