Pulsating body pains for 4 months-pls read
Hi all. I have been on about EVERY board here in search of answers. Here is my story.
At the end of May, my father (only parent I have known) was dx with term pc. A couple days after this dx I started to get a bad left sided pain ( I have had this pain before), it stayed dull for a month, had a scope-I was fine, dr thinks IBS. Well about 2 wks after his dx I started to get pulsating pains in my body. Started with my ankle, I could not walk as it felt like it would snap, thought maybe I twisted it-next day it was fine. Well a few days later my entire right foot and toes felt like they were being crushed- an hr later it was fine. I started to panick that I had bone cancer. The pains continued to move around my body-mainly, ankle, toes, fingers (ususally one at a time), spine. I also noticed extreme joint cracking all over my body at the onset of this. Had a full body bone scan, tons of labs, usound of stomach organs-all clear. Also, my feet would vibrate from time to time (still does). My spine feels bruised where my bra strap hits as well.
Note during all of this I was flying to AZ each week to see my Dad while being panicked about my own health. My dad has now passed away.
Now for the past month I have had non stop muscle twitches. I feel like a little popcorn machine. I have had an MRI without contrast of my head mid and lower spine (clear). I had a muscle/nerve test-clear.
My question is could this be caused from stress. I know stress causes cortisol to be released so could too much cortisol cause fleeting pains, extreme joint cracking and muscle twitches?
I got a kit to do a spit test too.
I am just feeling hopeless as everything comes back clear which is good I guess. I do find it hard to believe it is stress though!!!!