Here's my story. I'll try to make it short. For about a month now I've had a stiff, painful neck and bad headaches. At first I just thought I had slept on my neck wrong, which I'd done before, but the pain was gone in 24-48 hours. My pain has progressively gotten worse. I recently went to the same ER twice in a matter of days due to the sick feeling and the immense pain I was feeling in my neck. I can't move it from side to side. Laying down hurts, I can't get comfortable. My headaches are horrific. I get dizzy spells. Shooting pains from my neck down my arms and back. Occasional numbness in my fingers and toes. Extreme nausea, some diarrhea, no vomiting, just dry-heaving. Lack of appetite. I look like a zombie and I just don't feel like myself. I'm SOOO lethargic, it's hard for me to stay awake at times and I'll mumble inaudible things when getting sleepy at work. I have no energy or motivation. No rashes, but I had a bizarre bruise that came outta nowhere. I'm cold, I get the chills, but I sweat at night. My anxiety is through the roof and my heart is always racing. The ER brought up the possibility of meningitis, but said "it's probably not that because you'd be a lot worse off." They also said a spinal tap may cause more problems and that's the only way to diagnose it, so they didn't want to give me one. I've had a very slight fever at times, cold like symptoms, runny nose, sneezing, sinus drainage and a sore throat. At times it hurts to talk and it sounds like I've smoked 80 packs of cigarettes in one day when I don't smoke at all. The ER gave me a X-ray and CT scan and said they didn't find anything wrong with my neck except muscle spasms. That's what I was treated for and sent on my way. I'm in so much pain, I'm so tired, i don't feel like myself and I hate that. There's NO WAY this is just muscle spasms. I know my body. Something doesn't feel right. Should I try a different ER or am I just being a hypcondriac?
Thanks in advance!