hello... I've recently (in the past year) had some health related issues that have come out of nowhere... I feel like a hypochondriac but I've realized some changes in my body that are unusual to me...
I'm 30 years old and I feel like I eat fairly well, get a decent amount of light exercise and I don't smoke, drink or do any drugs at all... and am currently not on any prescription meds.
here are my symptoms
about a year ago... erections started becoming less rigid.
I went to a urologist and recieved an injection to detect bloodflow... strangely enough I feel as though the injection brought things back to normal. for months I felt better.
currently I have had pain in my testicle/groin/thigh...
I also have a pain in my elbow paired with a cracking upon full extension.
I started tattooing a little while back and my thumb goes numb for days and hasn't returned to a non pins and needles type state...
I wake up at 3-4am every night and have interrupted sleep usually until I wake up at 6am.
when I wake up I notice that my arms and legs are numb.
I'm pretty sure I've had IBS or some kind of digestive problem for years as I noticed I had loose stools and or diarrhea frequently 3-4 times a day for the longest time which recently got worse
what I've done:
seen a urologist- was diagnosed with non bacterial prostatitis...
started an IBS diet... I've eliminated coffee which I've drank in excess for 10 years and have now been caffiene free for 2 weeks.
I've had some nerve tests done in my elbow which showed an ulduar(?) neuropathy between my elbow and wrist.
I know this isn't the most comprehensive info but it's a start. I know my body and take care of it well, and something isn't right. I'm very happy with my life.
my questions are basically what is my problem... I feel it is all connected. I suppose it could be individual problems as well. I was also thinking about getting an MRI done to see if there is any nerve damage or anything else that could be detected... what is the next step?