So it has been a little under a month since my symptoms began. The feeling of weakness in my legs has improved quite substantially, but still fall short of being what is ‘normal’ for me. When I crouch down and hold the position there is far less shaking in my legs, but they still aren’t 100%. I still experience a ‘weak’ feeling in my forearms and neck area, and I still get the occasional finger and toe twitch. When I order coffee at the coffee shop and reach out to grab my cup, I still notice a slight trembling or shakiness in my arm/hand when it’s extended. I am sure it isn’t noticeable to anyone but me, but it is stressful all the same. I also get muscle spasms in my triceps. And all this happens on both sides of my body. I’ve had jaw joint issues since I was 20, but lately it’s been in high gear. Popping, cracking and grating sounds in the joints accompanied with a feeling that is best described by saying it feels like I have been laughing a lot….like my face muscles are tired. The area around my mouth will tingle and twitch too.
I have been to my primary care physician and an ER doc as well. Both performed neuro tests, tapping various parts of my body, having me close my eyes and touch my nose, walking in a straight line, strength tests…everything was normal.
Everyday I wake up hoping to feel like me again. The ‘me’ without any concerns or issues. I don’t feel like any of my symptoms have progressed, and I guess I do find some solace in that, but it’s still hellish. I just want a definitive answer. Deep inside I feel like this all has to do with that one day in August when I ate a whole marijuana brownie that had a high amount of THC in it. That was my very first encounter with drugs, much less something that was potent. An hour in and I felt like I was dying. My heart was pounding so fast, I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Then it stopped. Then it happened again minutes later. Then it stopped. Then it kept happening on and off for 5 hours, only not as severe. I kept thinking I might stay that way forever…and it felt like I was losing control. The next day I felt much better. Then four days later I had another attack that sent me to the ER. Everything looked fine. Three days later another attack hit me. After that point I would go day to day experiencing some sort of symptom, either by itself or with another. Then it all stopped. That’s when the ‘new’ symptoms (as described in the beginning) began.
Does anyone have any advice or intelligent insight? I am so frustrated : /
Thanks in advance.