For several months now, I've been getting this weird involuntary "jerking" in different parts of my body. If I'm sitting or laying down and reading, watching tv, playing on the computer, etc I'll randomly get muscle spasms which cause my arm or leg to jerk on its own. It has been steadily getting worse. It's happening continuously now (if I sit still for a few minutes, it will happen several times), and the jerking is getting stronger. It happens to my hands and feet too. I get it more on my left side. It can happen on either side, but I'm definitely getting it more often on the left.
My rheumatologist didn't seem to think it was related to Sjogren's, but he did say that my primary doctor should refer to me a neurologist. My doctor is more concerned and she is going to refer me to a neurologist. I have an appointment for an EEG tomorrow, in fact.
Now I'm getting some new things that are making me a bit worried that something is definitely going on with my nervous system. About a week ago, I felt a strong jerk while I was standing, for the first time. I was in the living room, and just happened to look at the tv for a second. I was standing by the couch and looking at the tv, and a very strong jerk hit my left arm. It caused my whole arm to jerk away from my body. It scared me. It was the strongest one I had felt, and it was the first time it had happened while I was standing. And now I'm getting this weird feeling of an electric shock going down my arm. I had gotten that once in a while before, but it's happening more often. And a completely new symptom I'm getting is a feeling of like a "pricking" sensation on my fingertips. It usually happens right after I get a jerk, but now it's lingering. And again, it seems more noticeable on my left hand. I do get it on both hands, but more so on the left.
I'm also feeling dizzy a lot and just kind of feel a little bit lightheaded or something. When I look ahead or down, it kind of feels like things are shifting a little back and forth. It's like I'm on a boat. My ears are ringing, and I'm getting a lot of headaches, and I'm starting to have a relapse of fatigue. I've been feeling extremely tired the past few days.
Does anyone have any idea what could be going on? Is the Sjogren's starting to affect my nervous system? I saw my doctor yesterday, and she's beginning to suspect that I could have MS. My grandpa had it. But she's not sure.
I'm 37, and all these things are hitting me which seems like I'm way too young to be getting. I'm just hoping that they will find out something tomorrow.