Hi everyone. I will try to make this as brief as possible. I'm currently suffering from severe anxiety, calf pain, and some muscle twitching. From what I can best tell, this all began last summer after having a very stressful school year with my fifth grade son, stressful year of work, and then being told I have basal cell cancer on my head. I have always been a health worrier. I proceeded to have what I thought were swollen lymph nodes, but were later thought to be TMJ. Later that summer I started to feel tingling in my hands and my mind went crazy with worry. I finally went back to the doctor (after going several times to various doctors and having various tests) in October and started a antidepressant. I had a severe reaction to this medicine so I went to the ER. They did a brain MRI which showed lesions that were non-specific but in the areas of possible MS. I saw a two neurologists, had spinal tap, more MRIs, nerve testing, vision test, etc. Basically one neuro said this is probably anxiety, but you have a 10% chance of this being MS...only time will tell. The other neuro said they were not impressed with brain MRI and felt sure this is not MS. Since October all of my symptoms have left, but I developed calf pain in right leg and muscle twitching (which started in Oct). I have wondered all along if my mind had something to do with this...before my MRI, when I went in for anxiety, the PC said I if this was MS...you would only have pain on your right side...immediately my right arm and leg began to hurt. Since I have explored everything from food allergies to celiac to thryoid , I 've had xrays, MRIs and ultrasounds. Everything comes back normal. I have started some new medicine for anxiety and depression, which seems to have helped at first a little, but never has my calf pain gone away. I think about it ALL the time. I wish I didn't, but I'm thinking about it every step I take. Here is the odd thing...it only hurts when I'm walking...not running, dancing around, jumping or even marching! It is a little sore after running, and my fear of it effecting my running has started to slightly effect my running. I have read Dr. Sarno's book, and I do feel some temporary (less pain) relief when thinking about it being psychology based and not physical, but it has never left me for more than 30 minutes (one night for an entire evening). I would love to know other people's thoughts and opinions!! Thank you!