Hi I'm concerned over some symptoms which I just think in my mind will end up an als diagnosis, I posted 6 weeks ago after a covid positive test with some strange symptoms I appreciate a few people on here said early on it seemed linked to the covid but the muscle symptons seem quite extreme after a covid they are as follows
Left hand/thumb/arm weakness- this kind of weakness is mainly left side only my thumb since the first day has been week and seems to be struggling more with movement there's no visual atrophy but its almost if i can feel a muscle more easily then the right thumb and in last week my wrist has also come very week I feel like I can see one of the bones in my wrist, also the bicep and forearm have become heavily week, I can still hold things and pick things up but things even light as coffee cups I seem to struggle i feel like this is progressive weakness , no twitches no pai
My left foot/leg - my left leg has also come weak walking is coming incredibly difficult , no foot drop yet but I feel I'm progressing that way, I have a feeling on the top of my foot on the outside where there is some tissue that this is shrinking, also my big toe won't spread apart much compared to the right side there is also straining when I do this, my ankles are also weakening and I feel tightness in my hamstring and also weakness in the calf
My right side has not had many symptoms I have bicep and forearm weakness but not as heavy at all as the other side, and also my hand feels normal for now, I did wake up a few nights ago with a complete dead arm on this side without laying on it and it did eventually come back, this is my dominant arm but my left foot is my dominant foot.
I've not been sleeping at all well I get 3 hours a night if lucky this has not been by choice, I can still talk and swallow but this seems to get slowly more difficult no slurring as of yet. I also have no pain or twitching which worries me more.
My bloods have come back from a gp with slighly low vitamin d , slightly elevated liver function and pre-diabetes these were done early December, yesterday I went back to gp as I'm.waiting on a neuro appointment for around 16 weeks and another 2-3 weeks for nerve studies , she decided to carry out as best as possible a test on my strength, senses , reflexes and my muscles , no wasting seen by her and muscles and reflexes seemed normal.she was able to check them all other then my foot as she said it's a hard one to get, she told me she doesn't think anything sinister going on and to try get motor neurone out of my head but I can't if I had pain and twitches I'd be more comfortable
I guess my main question is what other conditions could this possibly be as most other muscle related diseases have pain involved that are similar to als and if covid.really could cause all this and this severe , thank you