In addition to the whacky globus sensation in my throat and reflux, I have been having muscle and joint pain and some weird sensory issues.
I made an appointment with the neuro and expected to walk out of there with a clean report, but he said I failed 2 of the sensory tests for nerves.
Now I am FREAKED OUT! Please tell me this could all just be stress/anxiety from 2 months worth of debilitating health worries.
My symptoms have been random twitching throughout legs, calves and feet, but they have really slowed down to being pretty minimal (maybe 1-2 an hour when i pay attention). My worst symptom is feeling that my feet are freezing all the time and some numbness in parts of my feet causing me to change my gait and walk a little funny. Bottom of feet feel like I'm stepping on glass sometimes (comes and goes), I feel like I am walking to the left, but everyone says I am walking fine and I feel the sensation of a cold liquid underneath my skin around my thighs and calves.
Been going on for about a month after a time of high stress in my life. I was praying this was just stress too.
The neuro couldn't get a babinski reflex at all on either feet and acted like that was bad. Actually the tool he used hurt - made whatever is going on flair up. Felt like sharp stabbing pains for 2-3 minutes after that at the bottom of my feet. I thought the babinski test could be normal with no reaction as long as it wasn't positive? Also, the tool that touches different part of your legs and feet that is cold to the touch was freezing on all parts of my body except my feet. Apparently my sensory nerves are going haywire? I don't know- he mumbled possible MS to his assistant when he ordered my brain MRI.
I asked about ALS and he laughed and said that was the least of his concern. I know the EMG will rule it Next Friday, but based on all my symptoms being sensory- should I put ALS to rest? I am pretty anxious about it. Having anything feel off with your feet/balance is scary!
Neuro's initial reaction was peripheral neuropathy or possible MS. But wants to see brain MRI next week and EMG next Friday.
Also, I should mention I had been doing tons of strength testing in my ALS paranoia and I can stand on tip toes, heels, etc. Neuro even remarked how well I did on the heel test- lol. Guess I am a pro. If only the rest of my foot didn't feel like crap.
Can this really all be stress?