two weeks ago i discovered i had 3 bulging cervical discs. here is what i experienced:
i was sitting & felt both arms go weak, heavy, & tingly. within moments the feeling passed, so i dismissed it. two days later it happened again. afraid i was having a heart attack, i took some aspirin & sat back down. minutes later it happened again. my husband rushed me to the er. at this point i was shaky, dizzy, & feeling queasy. (they admitted me to the hospital for observation, thinking it was heart-related.)
that eve the doc thought perhaps it was a pinched nerve, so sent me in for an mri. that's when they discovered the disc bulges.
in the morning they told me to get a neck brace, a cervical pillow, to stop carrying my 24mo, & to see an ortho as soon as possible. i have hmo, so asap = a week later. he said i'll need further nerve testing done, & ordered physical therapy. i'm waiting for the hmo to approve those. the waiting is hard.
i need advice. it's hard to find information for what i'm experiencing, because i haven't any pain.
i've not had a repeat of that severe weak/numb/etc in the arms episode, but i am dealing with a lot of minor symptoms.
i have dizziness, mild queasiness, milder numbness in both arms, an all over sensation that feels as if my arms/legs are on the verge of falling asleep, tingling in my lower face, and a lowered sensation of feeling on the skin of my arms.
now, these symptoms are not constant, they come and go to varying degrees. sitting brings it on for sure, as does using my arms (cooking, etc) in front of me. the rest of the time i am unsure what caused it. different things just appear.
i am freaking out, because i don't know what is going on with me. nobody else seems to be experiencing what i am, so i feel as though i'm all alone. i am getting panicked, which makes me think ridiculous thoughts - like i'll turn my head the wrong way, & become instantly paralyzed. sigh.
if anyone has experienced this, please let me know.