Please help - I feel like I'm falling apart!
Over the past 3 days, my muscles haven't worked right. I only have to wash dishes for a few minutes, and my muscles feel like they're on fire-like I've been lifting weights for hours. I walked to the store just a block and a half away for a small bag of cat food, and when I got home my body felt like I just got done running a marathon. Every muscle burned, I was really hot, and sweating badly.
I keep having muscle twitches and pains that don't seem to come from anywhere.
I am 35 and male. I'm overweight, but not weak. So, now that I can barely take my trash out, I'm worried.
My doctor diagnosed me a few months ago with edema in my right leg, which only acted up now and then, but now my leg swells every day.
And, for the past week, I've been getting EXTREMELY panicky and anxious. Scared of everything! I went to the ER last night with chest pains-they gave me Nitro to see if the pain improved or not. As that was dissolving under my tongue, I had a major panic attack! NO idea where it or all this anxiety came from, and I'm getting really afraid. I don't know what's going on, the hospital didn't give me any answers other than Chest Wall Pain and Anxiety. They gave me Nexium while I was there, which seemed to help a bit with the pain I felt, but not with anything else.
I feel thirsty all the time, I'm not hungry at all. And I felt like I have been pinching nerves in my left leg and both arms - pain, and a lot of numbness with a lot of muscle weakness. When it happened to my leg early last weak, I couldn't walk at all.
And, I've had three cases of Tachycardia in the past two months. Went to the ER for the first one last month, but no cause showed up.
I swear, I feel like I'm going insane, or my body's trying to shut down. I don't know what to do or who to see.
I looked up the muscle burning, and saw myasthenia gravis could cause something like that, but it doesn't cover the rest of what I'm going through. Maybe my potassium levels are too low? I don't know. Please, I REALLY need help knowing what to talk to my doctor about. He just got back from a month vacation, so I can't see him until he plays catch up. Any, ANY ideas as to what direction to go in?
I was given a prescription for Prednisone on the 18th for an allergic reaction to something, and I have two days/pills left after tapering. I was told to take an OTC benadryl with it, but ran out yesterday. I'm also on Erythrocin for a tooth infection. And, I've been having the worst of everything so far over the past few days, but I know it's all been building for months, because I remember only two months ago saying that I thought I was getting too out of shape to walk to the store anymore. It was when I felt like I couldn't stop eating, and started putting on more weight.