I'm still pretty new to this forum and I'm looking for any insight and advice into what I've been feeling lately.
For the past couple of days my left arm has felt slightly tingly and weaker. It all started one night when I was woken up by noise from my neighbor one night after sleeping on my right side and my left arm felt tingly. That night I googled possible causes and the tingling sensation didn't get any better. I finally fell asleep and woke up and the sensations was gone. Then I remembered the night before and the tingling came back but this time it was more persistent. It's been tingling off and on and sometimes while I'm laying down my wrist with throb for a few seconds, sometimes my elbow too, but they go away and don't really cause me too much discomfort. They just make me feel more worried.
I've still managed to get through all of my workouts, even the one's that involve my left arm but sometimes I feel like my left forearm feels tighter than my right. Yesterday I successfully got through about
75% of the day without feeling any kind of arm tingle. I want to believe that this is all due to anxiety but I'm also afraid something else is playing a factor here.
A month and a half ago I got really anxious and worried when I faced a possible cancer diagnosis. I had to wait 3 weeks for a minor surgery/biopsy that was meant to rule out cancer. The surgery passed and I happily was cancer free the whole time. I was still pretty depressed and anxious even after the surgery looking up side effects of medication and that statistics for how many times the procedure I had produced false negative results (which is rare). Then last weekend I discovered 2 really small genital warts so went to the doctor the following Monday and was diagnosed with HPV. That scared me to thinking that I possibly had HIV so I started looking up more info about
that. I took a nap and woke up to minor left arm tingles that I shook off and just fell back asleep. Later that day I examined my mouth and noticed a weird bump on my tongue which led me to look up mouth cancer symptoms and pictures. I managed to stop and relax and scheduled a dentist appointment. Everything was fine until the following night when I awoke in the middle of the night to the tingling sensation in my left arm again. This time it didn't go away so fast. I had an HIV test Friday, it came back negative, and I realized my tingling arm didn't effect me too much until later on in the day. Later that night I started looking at scars and spots on my skin (spots that have been there for a while now) and then got worried that they might be cancerous (this was last night). Today I woke up fine but felt kind of anxious. I went to the gym and my left arm felt slightly more sore than my right. Occasionally and randomly, my left elbow will have super short flashes of discomfort and go away completely after less than 10 seconds. My tingly arm just started acting up again and I'm back to googling.
I'm feeling worried, depressed, and lost right now. I have a doctors appointment scheduled for Tuesday. Part of me wants to go to the emergency room so they can run tests but then part of me feels like it's just bad health anxiety getting the best of me. Any advice?
Post Edited (dp7) : 12/6/2015 1:32:33 AM (GMT-7)