... Sorry to hear about your symptoms. I know quite a bit about als and what you have described sounds nothing at all like it. ... (2 replies)
... t. Now I have a tightness in my left forearm and and still in the calf, and a weird squeezing sensation. I have bad health anxiety, and have looked up so much on als and it is all stuck in my head. ... (2 replies)
... You just need time to pass. As each day goes by and you can still do everything you are used to yiu will slowly realize that you do not have ALS.
Over 605 days since my first symptom here.
James (18 replies)
... My first EMG was 18 months ago and clean. I had one 6 months later by another doctor and the results showed many fasciculations. I never got a copy of the report. ... (18 replies)
... Does my description sound like als to you? ... (18 replies)
... Do you suspect als for your self? ... (18 replies)
... You are correct. I have not been diagnosed with ALS. I have twitching bodywide, vibrations and muscle cramping 24/7.
Has bee 20 months since my first visit to a neurologist. I am on Gabapentin with a low dose effexor for sensory symptoms as well as the cramping.
Do you have any neutomuscular disease in your fanily history? Do you have weskness or just peeceived?
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... Have just read all your posts and understand that you do not yet have ALS diagnosis. When I read your posts so I recognize very many of your symptoms other than muscle spasms. ... (18 replies)
... Hey James,
Thanks for the input! Have you been diagnosed with ALS? I am 42 years old. I wrote wrong earlier when I wrote muscle spasms, but I have not. What I have is muscle twitching, sore muscles, vibration and more. Medications I stand on today's metroprolol and Sobril. Unfortunately wrote cardiologists out Sobril few years ago in the belief that tachycardia episodes would... (18 replies)
... I read your entire post. I don't recall that you posted your age. Also let me ask what if any medicines are you on for muscle spasms?
Have you had any viruses, or have you had a flu shot preceding yiur spasms and twitching?
I suspect that you have done much research on doctor google. I did not begin twitching until i read about it. Stay away from him.
I am quite... (18 replies)
... As I am sure you know, a "clean" EMG almost ensures that the underlying cause is not ALS. Four years with very little progression not exactly how it goes for ALS. ... (18 replies)
... I have been under investigation in a few years. I will try to keep my story short. I have made four EMG in four years. The first two were normal but the last two shows inactive neurogenic changes in three muscles of the left calf. ... (18 replies)
... Still not ALS. EMG clean by neuromuscular specialist. I think you are in the clear. ... (40 replies)
... ok..i had an emg done about 2months ago...restults are... ... (7 replies)
... Hello Krisalyn,
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The muscle fatigue/spasms are very draining. It seems like... (12 replies)
... Blurred vision, tingling, numbness and any sensory symptoms are not related to ALS at all. In fact just the opposite, they point completely away as does your age. ... (13 replies)
... I wanted to write to get input on whether or not I potentially have als. Over the summer, I had a lot of issues with anxiety. This included blurred vision and major headaches. I had a Brain mri to be safe and everything turned out fine. I ended up going on Zoloft and klonapin but a week later started having major leg cramps. I also started feeling occasional twitching in... (13 replies)
... Thank you james, I just had the MRI and EMG done and I'm glad to say that everything was clean as you said. I'm totally suroprised how everything came out because I was almost certain it was that. ... (9 replies)
... e I thought did not do a thorough enough test. Keep in mind that these doctors are very, very smart. Neuroogists were the smartest kids in school. They can spot ALS the moment you walk in the door. That is a slight exaggeration, but one actually told me that. ... (9 replies)
... trouble moving a glass to my mouth, which is very concerning for me. I talked to multiple neurologist, they didnt really examine me properly I think and discard ALS because of my age. Feels like, torture right, I now do wanna know what it is and at the same time not. We'll have to see on friday. ... (9 replies)