Weakness, tingling, hand coordination, paresthesia
In early September 2020, I started waking up in the middle of the night with left arm tingling with a numbness sensation- almost like my arm was dead. Now, 5 months later, I still have these same symptoms but now throughout the day, not just at night.
In addition to those symptoms, my arm and hand are weak and hyperreflexia, with sometimes a cold or wet sensation that radiates down my arm. I also have twitching between my thumb and pointer finger and sometimes on my arm or shoulder, with tremors occasionally in my thumb.
I also notice a regular zing or tingling in my middle of my back. I don't have much pain but it can be uncomfortable at times, kind of like a dull or burning pain, especially when I am laying down on my back or when I'm sitting and typing because my hand and finger coordination is off.
These symptoms have made me so anxious thinking something serious is wrong that I've been to a couple of neurologist. I had a brain MRI which was normal a full spinal MRI which showed multilevel spondylosis but the neurologist doesn't think my cervical spine would be causing my symptoms based on my MRI and all my labs are normal.
I am set up for an EMG next Monday. I am completely petrified that it's ALS that I think the stress is making my symptoms worse. I was under a great deal of worry and anxiety when covid hit. I was working with covid patients regularly as a nurse for 5 months and was always in a state of panic and stress thinking I was going to get covid. I often wonder if the long term stress from that could be causing my symptoms? I wonder if stress can cause all these symptoms or if something else is wrong with me. i'm sure therapy would help. Thanks for any thoughts about my symptoms.