I am concerned about some strange symptoms I am experiencing.
Bear with me......
I am a 28 year old male, 6' 175lbs. I have been active in martial arts for over 10 years now. I actually teach a class 2X a week. I try to exercise regularly. Non smoker. Occasional Alcohol.
Some of the info may be unimportant, but it all seemed to happen at once so I'll lay it all out there.
I started a new martial arts class that is very demanding. I participated for a few weeks until my left ankle on the lateral side started hurting during weight bearing. I am flatfooted so this was no big suprise. I went to the poditrist and got an X-Ray and MRI.
Soon after that I started getting cold feet and my big toe on the left foot was going numb whenever I sat at my computer. It happened a few times and raised a red flag. Soon after that I was exercising in my house doing push-ups and shadowboxing...I went outside in the cold and started doing jump rope.100 skips X2. Suddenly I I was hit by a massive headache that lasted a few minutes. There was a lingering headache that lasted for about a week after that(1 week today actually.)
This made me nervous, as I never got that sort of headache before...coupled with the cold feet, made me concerned about my circulation. My podiatrist says my pulse is good in my feet though.
Anyway a few days later I started getting the feeling of pins and needles in random places over my body. From my back, to my arms, legs and feet.
It gets worse at night, and sometimes also gives me a crawling sensation. Occasionally my feet would also feel tingling during the night, and when I woke up.
Around the same time I noticed my neck was sore in the lower cervical vertabre. It hurts worst when I sit, and feels fine when I'm laying down. Well, I went to the doctor and she said the pins and needles sounded like diabetes to her, and that she thought the headache was a sinus headache, and the neck was possibly jarred due to jumping rope. The only person I know of in my family to have diabetes was a great grandmother. She had type I.
The DR reffered me to Physical Therapy for my neck, and had me take a blood test to check on diabetes.
I havent heard back about the test and, as people do, am getting nervous.
Also today I was taking a hot shower and the place where my neck is sore
was extremly sensitive to the heat. After I got out of the shower I noticed that my back and butt were bright red. The insides of both legs were red as were the tops of my feet. iT went away after about 15 minutes.
I'm really confused and frustrated. Its all happening suddenly and according to what I found on the web it may be anything from MS to Lymes disease, to a Tumor. My father says it sounds like some kind of allergic reaction to him, or shingles, which he had. I havent eaten or done anything different recently that I can remember besides getting a flu shot about a 1-2 weeks ago.
And now that I think about it I remember complaining to my wife, that I though we had bed bugs because occasionaly at night I would feel itchy. This goes back about a year.
Let me know what you think.
Thanks Alot!! And sorry this was so long.