Hi all, i am new to the community, i hope i am posting in the correct place on the forum.
Right now i am going through some awful health issues.. i have long suspected i have back issues.. when i was younger i remember lifting a heavy object and something in my back ripping or making a noise.. now several years later i believe it has caught up to me since back then i believed it would just fix itself (as kids we can think we are invincible).
I've been getting a host of different symptoms.. there was 'one day' 2 years ago where i suddenly fell ill with something and woke up shivering and shaking, my arm even in a relaxed position was shaking almost like how someone does when they are having a seizure. I notice that every time i sit on the toilet my legs are shaking.. It was like that evening any possible neurological symptoms got worse.. the worst sign for me is muscle weakness (especially in the upper arms and upper legs) and any lifting of my arms and legs is hard to do compared to before, i can barely open a can with a tin opener.. at first i thought it was a virus that had knocked out my neurological system.. i noticed my legs were ice cold during this illness but on the outside they felt warm. At that point a physio believed there was a possibility i had myelopathy yet the neurologist my GP refereed me was not having it and sent me for a head MRI instead of a spine one.
Anyway the 'MRI head' came back normal.. any pushing for a spine MRI failed.. the neurologist just wasn't having it.. which meant i had to save up to go have it done privately. I am now waiting for spine MRI results as we speak. I talked recently to a private doctor who says there is a possibility of stenosis by some of the symptoms i told him.
I've also had tremors for the last 6 years.. and numerous other issues (if you want to know other symptoms i can share them).. for the last ten years ive had back pain.. the last 2 years is when it got really bad, that is when i really started to go on a goose chase to finally get a handle on what causing my pain and discomfort. My global muscle weakness was something that came on in the last 2 years.. i can only describe it as chronic fatigue.. lifting my legs and arms is difficult and i can no longer work, socialize and exercise for very long. This is progressively getting worse.
My reasons for thinking it is spine related is because i will have chest pain that sometimes disappears when i lean back, my spine clicks and the chest tightness disappears after the click.. other signs are that i will have shooting pains simultaneously, so i may have one shooting pain in say my back then at the same time i have one in my thigh.. I remember this one time when i was hoovering a few months back and i bent down and something shot up my back. I even find it hard to get out of a sitting position to standing up.
I hope to get some answers soon to this, i will be devastated if my results come back null. My life is being wasted by this health issue, i am confident something will be diagnosed.. I have been for various other tests/scans (let me know if you want to know about those if it shortens the list of problems).. If anyone has has idea to what i might be suffering from.. or can relate in some way please let me know. Cheers