Hi, I recently posted my symptoms under the wrong section so I don't think anyone read my original message
Here goes again and if anyone out can help at all I would really appreciate it.
I'm a 39 year old female with no previous health concerns other than minor things now and again. However, I've been experiencing some very strange neck/base of skull sensations for almost 2 mos now. They seemed to occur right after I had a bout with a flu bug (eg. was feeling tired, headachy, body aches) but I got over it. Afterwards I had some terrible bouts with anxiety and panic attacks (I've suffered from this in the past but not like this) but I don't know if this is related. My anxiety became so bad that I was put on a low dose of ativan to be taken as needed.
These are my symptoms- the base of my skull and upper neck suddenly feels strange (not really numb or tingly but weird ) with no pain and I immediately start to feel weak, tired and sometimes my ears feel clogged and my tongue and lips will tingle along with crawling sensations down my arms and into my baby and ring fingers. This completely happens out of the blue so I can never pinpoint a cause. It doesn't last very long either and usually occurs once or twice a day.
My gp told me it was anxiety and 2 other physicians also dismissed this as anxiety. My chiropractor told me that this does not sound like anxiety so I had a neck x-ray done and found out that I have straightening of the normal cervical lordosis. I saw the x-ray and there is virtually no curve whatsoever. My chiro believes that this condition along with poor posture are the root of my problem. I also had my thyroid checked (normal), had a bunch of blood work done (no diabetes, everything normal). No heart problems either. I do suffer from severe degenerative disc disease with some stenosis and arthritis in my lower back.
I'm going for a CT scan so that my chiropractor can look at the soft tissue. In the meantime I'm totally stressed out. Anyone ever hear of anything like this or have any words of advice?