I am new to this forum and wanted to share my recent experiences to see if anyone has experienced similar or has any insights they could share.
Here goes ( its a long one ! )
A few months ago I was being treated for a ? Kidney infection . I always have urine and protein in my urine ( awaiting nephrology appointment ) however the positive urine dip along with raised infection markers and loin / abdo pain led to antibiotic treatment.
During antibiotic course I developed thoracic spine pain, shortness of breath and palpitations. Cardiac tape and chest xray were clear and was put down to muscar skeletal.
Muscles around thoracic spine, diaphram and ribs became very tense and tight and was little relief from massage. Had spasms at side of ribs and a deep ache in mid back to the right under shoulder.
Attended chiropractor which said I had a curved spine and adjustments should improve symptoms. At this point I had front chest wall tremors, numbness and pain in arms and acute back discomfort.
I intended to persist with chiro however after a back and nexk adjustment one day I developed facial numbness and twitching which lasted 2 weeks. I did not return to chiro and went to gp.
All bloods were fine but by this time I was experiencing muscular twitching in face snd limbs, a vibration feeling all over and head pressure with neck spasms and visual disturbances.
These symptoms were causing me to feel extremely anxious and was referred to neurologist ( still awaiting appointment ).
Over the course of the last few months symptoms come and go and change. The contast problem for me is the tightness around chest wall, back and diaphragm. Painfull spasms and what feels like reduced lung inflation capacity. I take daily supplements ( magnesium, alpoic acid , vit d 3 , vit c and vit b6 as well as using a toipical magnesium spray. I see a private physio ( who felt posture related ) do daily exercises/ stretches and regular massage. All provides little symptom relief apart from triggor point muscle massage.
Drs are unable to help with my symptoms and its a case of wait and see what neurology say....which will prob be several months before I get an appointment.
So there are the facts and here is how I feel regarding it all.
My first thoughts were that the antibiotics taken prior had had a toxic effect and caused the numerous symptoms, as a health professional I am aware of such cases however generally medics/ gp s do not agree with such theories.
I am open to the fact that anxiety can cause alot of muscular and neurology type symptoms and while I personally do not feel that this is all caused by anxiety I have made efforts to reduce any stress and anxiety (meditation, reiki, massage etc)' which may be a by product of unresolved symptoms.
Currently at a loss and with no diagnosis or insight into what has caused all this and a lack of self ability to find relief, I am emotionally and physicaly exausted and often struggle while working full time long day shifts.
I had no prior muscle issues before all of this.
I have been reasearching myofascial pain and trigger point therapy and have spoke to a practitioner in.muscle and skeletal health who feels that from my description I may be experiencing muscle hypertonicity and pain due to nerve entrapment and while masage and trigger point therapy may help it will not cure as the underlying cause has to be found.
I have an appointment for asessment re this next week and hope I can get more answers / relief.
Anyone had similar problems/ experiences ?
Appologise in advance this exhaustive post :)'