Hello, my name is Andrew, I'm a 14 year old male. Six weeks ago I was stricken by a heavy, yet routine virus which kept me bed ridden for about four days. I experienced the many routine symptoms that accompany a regular virus such as a fever (reaching temperatures of up to 39 degrees celcius), weakness, and fatigue. Aside from these conventional symptoms however, I felt my head moving, or twitching by its self. This caused me great concern and it lasted for two weeks with no other accompanying symptoms.
However, two weeks after the head twitching began, my legs began to twitch and spasm as well. This lead me to rush to a late night 1 am ER visit to my local hospital. The doctor at ER briefly examined me (told me to walk on my heels) and didn't seem too concerned. He told me to visit my physician should the symptoms persist after several weeks.
After two days I went to my physician. She seemed more concerned and sent me to a kid's specialty hospital to be examined at that hospital's ER. At the kid's hospital, a blood test was conducted. The results yielded high CK levels in my blood (they were at 3000). The doctors at ER gave me a "release diagnosis", attributing my symptoms to a myositis (or something along those lines). They essentially said that my symptoms were the result of my viral infection two weeks prior; saying that it had caused damage to my muscles and that they were recovering. The doctors at ER arranged a next day appointment with the neurologist at the kid's hospital however.
Two doctors examined me in the neurology department; one seemed to be a junior, the other a senior. The junior neurologist conducted a neurological exam on me, just as the doctors did in ER the night before, and found no neurological issues, just as the doctors at the ER found the night before. The senior neurologist examined me afterward and told me he had little reason to be concerned. He set up an EMG and NCS test for me (scheduled on February the 11th).
Two weeks after the visit to the neurologist, I visited my physician again. She prescribed me a drug called Novo Carbamaz (200 mg), and instructed me to take 3 doses a day. Despite its moderate effectiveness at subduing my twitches, this drug yielded extremely potent negative repercussions such as light headed feelings, dizziness, and it also affected my hearing (it caused me to hear everything deeper). After two days of taking the drug, I revisited my physician, which took it away from me, and gave me clonazepam for my anxiety. She reassured me that my muscle twitches were due to my 6 week long gone virus, and I should attend school (something I have refrained from doing).
For the past three days I have been experiencing the symptoms of a regular head cold (cough, elevated temperature, sniffles). My twitching also feels worse. It has become more pronounced in my hand and fingers.
I am extremely concerned and anxious. I'm worried that I may have a neurological disease despite the fact that my neurological exams failed to show any neurological issues. I am worried about the implications of the scheduled EMG and NCS tests. I can't function, and I'm afraid I won't be able to concentrate in class when I must face my imminent return. Any information on the issue would help. Thank you.