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I am a 42 yr old male, desperately looking for answers to symptoms that I'm experiencing, starting over the last 3 months. I appreciate that there must be a sea of panic merchants with these types of posts, and so fully understand if some who read this do not feel it worthy of a response, however for those of you able to empathize with the fear and concern I am experiencing currently, I would be most appreciative of your comments and opinions on the symptoms I describe below:
3 Months ago I had intense pain deep in the left shoulder which radiated down left arm. This has subsided very slowly over last 3 months and although not completely gone, it is only a shadow of the pain it was initially.
At the same time as the above, the thumb on left hand began to twitch. The twitching ceased after a couple of weeks, however I noticed that I could feel the tendon in the crease of my left hand between thumb and forefinger - it is very pronounced and although it doesn't look markedly different from the right hand, a simple touch reveals that it is - as you cannot feel the tendon in the crease in the right hand at all. After scrutinizing both hands the only other apparent difference is that the bone in the top of the left hand connected to my ring finger is visible when extending all the fingers of the left hand, whereas it is not when I do the same with the right. Also my left thumb knuckle and left little finger knuckle produce an aching pain when tensed. This has remained the same for the last 3 months but there is no discernible weakness.
As of today I have stiffness and aching in my left wrist and at points up the underside of my forearm. I also have the same stiff ache in my right ankle and up my right calf.
Also starting 3 months ago I developed a twitch in the lower lid of my right eye. This is intermittent but happens everyday. Over the last 3 months the intensity of the twitch has decreased but it remains present (and is twitching as I write this).
2.5 months ago I started having a very notable intermittent 'buzzing' feeling in my feet. Both feet 'buzz' but not usually at the same time. The buzz is through the centre of the foot and around the ball of the foot just back from the toes. This was very intense initially and is still present on and off on a daily basis but has subsided in intensity.
Also 2.5 months ago I noticed an ache in my left big toe, especially if I place pressure on it when walking. This has remained constant.
3 weeks ago I noticed pain from the outer blade of my right foot across the top of my right foot and to the ankle. This is only noticeable when I roll onto the outer foot when walking and remains the same today.
I have also experienced tremors throughout my whole body on occasion over the last 3 months this usually happens late at night whilst laying in bed.
What really has me in a spin and prompted me to start this thread is that as 3 days ago my right thumb began to twitch (up till now all hand symptoms have been confined to left hand).
At the same time a twitch in my left upper thigh has appeared, as if the right thumb was not enough.
And now most worryingly of all my right ankle and left wrist have become extremely stiff and ache.
I was referred by my doctor to a neurologist who examined me and sent me for an MRI of C Spine for which I am awaiting the results. However from all the reading I have done I cannot see how an issue with the C spine could explain all the symptoms above.
Once again any appraisals, opinions or nuggets of wisdom that can be handed down to me at this point would be gratefully received.
Many thanks for taking the time to read through.
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