Age: Turning 22
Weight: 147lb, lost 23lb in last 3 months but not entirely sure why, could be just eating less or something less, not sure
Pervious illness: None really, I never got sick other than the "common cold"
Duration: 3 months now
Oh my.. I just have something that is of extreme concerns, and I am panicking. On my right hand, the pinky and ring fingers are twitching, trembling if I hold the hand out to a angle, look at this video:
I JUST noticed this. It is only on my right hand, not on my left. I am going to meet a doctor tomorrow, but this is worrying me so much. As you can see in the video, if I hold my right hand, in a angle, the pinky finger is twitching like crazy. And this is also the finger which I have movement trouble. Please do help me.
I am noticing something very worrisome. I notice my right hand is very clumsy and is unable to do thing it used to. I find my right hand has lost dexterity, making errors while texting/ typing. My right hand, the pinky finger is unable to move away if the other fingers are bunched together, however my left hand is easily able to do this. I shown this in the video below.
This is how all this started. With Flu-like symptoms 3 months ago. I posted it over here, this is when my heart started beating rapid upon exertion, and the muscle twitching began. I believe the muscle twitching began roughly a week after my initial symptoms: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskDocs/comments/8jbr06/for_13_days_the_least_physically_demanding_tasks/
For almost 3 months I feel muscles twitching over my body. They're not going on 24/7, but like hundreds of times a day. I don't keep count of them. These muscle twitches are mostly in my legs, calves, abdomen and chest area, rarely in my arms. They are not coming in the same location, but different location, and come 1 at a time, usually. Not really sure what a muscle cramp is but I did not have those I believe. I used to be very fit, doing intense exercise 5 times a week BEFORE May. And I used to drink alot of protein supplements with BCAAs, and glutamine. I have read about both of their connection to ALS. I can still talk normal I think. Walking up or down stairs is somewhat difficult for me, it feels like my leg muscles are stiffer and have to work harder. Very recently I also feel like my leg muscles have to work harder just to stand. Not sure if that is true, but that is what I feel, especially the upper quad muscles. Also my back posture has curved, compared to before. I am also producing mucus on almost everyday for the last 3 months. And as I mention I did lose alot of weight, 25 pounds in 3 months. Not sure if this was do to having stopped exercising, or just eating less, or something else.
*important. recently I feel like I have a strong urge to stretch my legs (if sitting on a chair), to release the "stiffness". I also have muscle pains over my body. If I apply pressure the pain eases, but it feel kinda of like a burning sensation. Like if I gently rub/massage the affected painful muscle, the pain eases.
I also have to get up to urinate 1-2 times every-night, for the last 3 months. I never had this problem before. And I feel my urine has discolored to a green-ish shade.
For 3 months, little exertion causes my heart to beat rapidly. Before all this I was doing intense exercise fine. For example, walking up a stair with 10 steps, makes my heart beat at 120 BPM, and it usually starts at 80 BPM at the bottom of the stairs. When I am walking outside in somewhat sunny weather, my heart is beating at 110-120 BPM, when I am ONLY walking. Not sure if this is normal. Right now, doing a little physical intensive work, such as climbing a flight of stairs or walking for a while at a medium pace... its makes me short of breath. And I am always feeling for the last couple months, that I can not get a full breath in like I once used to. I am also unable to yawn properly. My blood pressure is also usually elevated when checked, around 142/80. From my understanding, before all this it was perfectly normal, at 120/80. However as of very recently my Blood pressure has came down again, according to my understanding.
Black vessels on palm and fingers (was extremely difficult to get it to show on camera, but it is visible in person): https://i.imgur.com/g1hEsDNr.jpg And: https://i.imgur.com/knq4VFPr.jpg They are like this but on every finger, I never saw them before in my life.... no one else in my family has them. And when i press on them they disappear.
And picture of vessels near bottom of palm: https://i.imgur.com/DWCJxeHr.jpg
Recently I worked out, and the muscles that I worked out do not feel sore as I expected. Instead different muscles that were kind of always sore, feel sore. These muscles are between the chest and shoulder, and they have stretch marks, and they feel tender and sore, as they did for weeks prior.