Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Caving In

Maybe I'll find out tomorrow whether there's any cardiac relationship to my recent spate of extreme muscle pain and weakness in my arms and, more recently, my calves. Today I had to leave work this morning because I was so weak I could barely stand. And walking was extremely difficult because of the intense pain in my calves with every step. This is all after I've had sensations in my neck and shoulders and upper back...sensations like my body-parts are going to sleep.

At the moment, I'm much better. Pain is not nearly as bad, though "aches" are rampant. I see a cardiologist tomorrow afternoon to make up for skipping my last three semi-annual appointments. Then, in mid-September, I get a real annual physical, again only two years late.

And maybe soon I'll see a dentist. Wouldn't that be unusual?

3 comments:

KathyR said...

This is pretty much my approach, although your symptoms sound a bit alarming.

I went to the dentist last week. The last time I was there? 2008. Oops.

YourFireAnt said...

Thyroid?

bev said...

Lots of possible causes beyond the most scary one you're probably imagining. Yes, could by thyroid. Fibromyalgia. Best to just go and get it checked out - maybe they'll want to do some bloodwork to see if anything is out of whack. Btw, I did a quick search and found an interesting forum discussion on calf muscle pain. Looks like many people have this problem!
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Exercise--Fitness/Sporadic-Calf-Muscle-Soreness-and-Stiffness-in-both-legs-at-once/show/7891