Firstly, thank you so much to anyone that takes the time to offer any insight, wisdom or humor (I need it) to my query – Do all these symptoms warrant an appointment request? Basically, would I be seen?
I'm an athletic white male, 40, regularly exercise, vegetarian, no extreme diet changes, no medical history to speak of, no car accidents
Take no medications, but these supplements: (all labeled as organic) fish oil, calcium, iron, Ubiquinol, R-Alpha lipoid acid, Acetyl L-carnetine, B-12
Blood test taken 8/13 – Everything in a healthy range, cholesterol was a bit high
Cancer – Father's sister, Mother's mother
Father has ALS, but no other history of ALS in family
Systematically and somewhat swiftly, areas of my body seem to be revolting since late 03/2020, and new pains or sensations pop up every day. I'm nervous, scared, and I'm not sure what's wrong. I understand the only real answers I can receive are from actually seeing a doctor, and I'd love to be seen by the Mayo Clinic. I'm simply worried my appointment request be turned down.
*I started a little diary to keep track of the daily changes, I hope this is easy to read and understand.
March – Chest tightness, burning down esophagus (hasn't gone away), difficulty breathing, felt ulnar nerve pain in elbows when exercising
April – Continuous issues from March, now loose stool, occasional dizziness
May – Continuous issues, now also lump in throat, excessive mucus
June – Continuous issues, chest tightness returns regularly
– New is pain radiating in both hands, ulnar nerve pains in both elbows but mostly right elbow – Neuropathy? Fibromyalgia?
– Cramps in left hand become more frequent
-Occasional sharp pains around left eye, the orbital area
-Pain in left armpit
-Frequent neck pain – plus, feeling occasional pain between shoulder blades when turning or moving head
-Now, tingling in left arm from elbow to pinky
July – Continuous issues (throat burning, excessive mucus, etc.) , plus…
-Burning & occasional sharp pains in right chest when taking deep breaths
-Pain more frequent in hands – sometimes both, sometimes just right or left – usually thumb side, and pain on tops of feet
-Pain more frequent in left armpit
-Cramps in right foot, spasms in both calves
-Occasional pain in right groin, similar to pain in left armpit – Lymph node issues?
-(7/31) Hard nodule / lump under right jawline, more pain around my esophagus and general neck area
August – Continuous issues (constant GERD like feelings, acid reflux, etc) , plus…
-Twitching / spasms in calves every night. Cramps in feet often happen, pains in hands, lower back pain
-Neck pain more when moving head back, not forward
–Hard nodule under jawline still present, doesn't hurt when pressed, but a dull pain emerges moments after touching
-Occasional sharp pains at base of skull on both sides behind the ear
-Pain radiating down from right shoulder, through the arm to the hand.
-Tendons feel really tight in both wrists, "funny" feeling in both bicep and forearm muscles
-Dizziness and possibly vertigo when lying down on two nights – Hasn't returned
-Constant weak twitching in arms – biceps to hands, and legs – thighs to feet are pretty frequent
– Burning that starts in the left shoulder then spreads down the arm one night, then in the right arm the next few nights
-Low volume stool for 2 weeks – smaller and much less than usual
-Sharper pains in right thumb
-Pain in the area of the appendix for 2 weeks
-No muscle weakness, but some days right limbs feel heavy, or feel light the next day.
-(8/27) Low electrical like pulses through bottom of right foot
Hello, again. If you made it here, I'm eternally grateful. I know everyone's busy during these times and worried about their own health, or the health of their loved ones. If you have anything to say, or to ask, or advice, I am all ears. And if you think I shouldn't wait, and simply request an appointment, please let me know.
Stay safe, and have a great day!