- May 25, 2019
Hi. I’m a 23 year old female that has been having some troubling symptoms for about 2 months. It all started April 1st with burning in my saliva glands, jaw pain, white tongue, and dry mouth. I figured it was a virus and wrote it off. However, it lasted for weeks and I started to develop some neurological symptoms. I first noticed a huge increase in floaters, a feeling as if my tongue was swollen. No issues with speech. Then there was numbness and tingling that gave way to what I have now which is widespread diffuse Fasicualtions. They started in my calf with an extreme calf cramp which then spread to my thigh and now it’s my whole body. Even my corner of my lip trembles when I open my mouth. However, the most troubling symptom to me is the fact that my pinky on my left hand feels harder to bend. There is pretty extreme pain there when I bend and flex it and at this point seems pretty impossible to bend without extreme pain. It has started having a tremor as well. I’ve also noticed popping of my joints, as well as this feeling in my limbs that feel like RLS but in my arms. I’m dropping things more and notice I’m more clumsy lately as well. I have a near constant 99.5 fever as well as tight muscles in my neck. I’m not sure if this is stress or if I should be legitimately concerned about ALS. I couldn’t get an apt with a neuro til June 24th and that just seems like too long to worry! Thanks in advance for any answers to my worries. I truly appreciate them.