Hi there. I decided to post this to see if anyone has any experience with this odd medical situation I’ve been having for the last month.
Before I go into further detail I just want to preface by saying that I did just see my primary care physician and got some bloodwork done and all the results came back normal.
So about a month ago a buddy of mine gave me a homemade cannabis edible. It was just a gross tasting little glob about the size of a tic tac. I’m not really into taking any sort of illegal drugs but didn’t see any harm in taking it at the time. Where I believe I may have gone wrong, or at least amplified the problem, was the fact that I had already had a few drinks that night. Anyway, to make a long story short, after about an hour or so of feeling some slight euphoria, things started to take a turn for the worse. I started feeling very weak and my motor movements seemed to really be affected. My movements all seemed to be very ridged and not smooth. I also started noticing that my muscles were shaking when I would engage them. For example, touching my thumb to my index finger would cause those fingers to shake noticeably. When laying down in bed and relaxing my muscles, they wouldn’t shake but after laying down for a minute I noticed my whole body start to have this rhythmic rocking to it. Like someone sitting in a rocking chair, just to a much lesser extent. I really just felt awful and I wish I had never taken that thing and couldn’t wait for it to all be over.
Anyway, fast forward to the next day and thankfully I don’t feel like death anymore but I notice that I still have these symptoms, just to a lesser degree. I still felt weak and just not quite like myself. I can still feel my muscles vibrate and shake when doing certain actions. I figured I probably need more time in order to recover from whatever it is that’s causing these symptoms.
Fast forward another few weeks and I still don’t feel back to normal. I still feel slightly weak. And the muscle shaking, although much better than that night, is still there. When I touch my thumb to my index finger at certain times and positions, I can get them to still lightly shake. If I lift my leg up, it’s a smooth motion, when I lower it back down I can feel my core shake slightly. Same goes for lifting my arm and lowering my arm as well. I have noticed that drinking caffeine (which I have always done) does amplify the effects I just described. I have also noticed that adrenaline does amplify the effects as well, such as being in a confrontation.
I am a very active person. I weight train along with run 4-5 days a week. I’ve also noticed the more noticeable shaking while l weight train, and after a hard workout or a long run when I normally feel weak, the symptoms are worse then too. I’m racking my brain to try to think of things I might be doing currently that could either be contributing to this or possibly preventing me from fully recovering. Am I running too much? Am I not eating enough calories? Am I stressing too much? Should I change my diet? Should I stop my medication? (Zoloft). Am I vitamin deficient? I have no idea, especially since this all seemed to just appear out of nowhere after that incident I described.
As I mentioned above, I have seen a number of posts from people that describe similar things to what I’m describing without really seeing what their outcome is. My bloodwork did come back normal and I’m afraid this is just going to turn into a big mystery that nobody knows.
I appreciate the time to read over my post and if anyone has any sort of suggestions or questions about what might be going on if anyone has had similar symptoms and what they’ve done about it. I’m going to see my doctor this Saturday for a follow up and I can provide an update once I do but I’m thinking it’s just going to be another waste of time and shoulder shrugging.