... Hello Krisalyn,
Fibromyalgia affects everyone differently. it may be so mild that it is barely noticeable or in extreme cases debilitating. There is no known cause, but it is thought to be triggered by a very stressful event. In most cases it does not progress. It waxes and wains for seemingly no known reason.
The muscle fatigue/spasms are very draining. It seems like... (12 replies)
... The tests I know of to rule out ALS are the EMG and NCV tests which I didn't get yet. As far as I'm aware, the labs they ran wouldn't have ruled out any MND's. Any other reason why it wouldn't be ALS? ... (4 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)
... 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)
... The EMG is unnecessary, but if it puts your mind at ease by all means have it done. There is nothing I or anyone can say to convince you. You just need time to pass. ... (9 replies)
... ng at the top of my fingers in met right hand. I don't know what to do, I feel like it's progressing so fast, I even have cramp feelings in my right forearm. the EMG test is next week friday, but I feel like the result is inevitable. ... (9 replies)
... Hi, Sorry to hear about your twitching. I had a brother who had ALS for 9 years before he succumbed to the disease. He was a young father when diagnosed at 31. I cared for him until his death in the mid 1990's. ... (3 replies)
... Pray for you...I am suffering from twitching all over body for the last 5 months and going to test an emg next week:( (1 replies)
... rceptible weakness anywhere. Take no prescription drugs except low dose for high blood pressure. So, anyone else out there with slow progression bulbar onset ALS and if so, what happened to you as the disease progressed? ... (1 replies)
... I'm also cramp in my hands and arms to.. (40 replies)
... I had a emg a couple months ago on my left calf and thigh done by a neuromuscular specialist and said it was clean he didn't give any more details other than it was clean. ... (40 replies)
... Get a copy of your clinical and emg examination results when you meet with your doctors next. ... (5 replies)
... Typically the EMG is done by the neurologist and the NCV done by a technician. ... (5 replies)
Thank you for your kindness. I have seen 2 neurologists (one at the hospital while I was there for 4 days and 1 briefly yesterday that conducted the EMG/NCS).
I do know the tests showed abnormalities but I am waiting for my appt with my dr that ordered the tests for further information.
One thing that seemed odd was while doing the Nerve Conduction Study in... (5 replies)
... I am sorry you are going through this situation. As you have mentioned, there is no definitive test for ALS. Also as you mentioned, a 32 year old female with ALS would be almost unheard of. I know that does not put your mind at ease, but just mentioning it. ... (5 replies)