... I met with my examining Neurologist and she said my EMG was normal but I had cervical radiculopathy and a few other minor things. I was focusing on ALS and she said you do NOT have ALS. So I will get a copy of the EMG report this week when I meet with her about MRI's. ... (12 replies)
... Cramps are very common with pinched nerves as are fasciculations. A cervical radiculopathy would not cause cramps in your legs of course but about 40% of people that have cervical issues have lumbar ones as well. Also if there is any compression on the spinal cord that could cause symptoms pretty much anywhere. It's true your pending MRIs should give you more info.
I don't... (12 replies)
... EMG which is the gold standard test for ALS only shows a specific type of damage to the nerves that, if present, may suggest ALS. ... (12 replies)
... i did more research i realized it is very tough, but can be managed in most cases. Then my stinking neurologist said how everyone that walks in thinks they have ALS or MS. Then it put it in my mind. ... (12 replies)
... Honestly, ALS is rare, and its not a disease which too many people just get. I really dont think you should be jumping to that point right now. ... (12 replies)
... Hi there. There is a very particular test which is done to dx ALS. Its not one of those diseses, like MS, where its "hit or miss" with the testing....if you have ALS, they can tell.
Talk to your doctor and see if she has any reason to suspect it.
WIth MS< there are 400 other diseases which mimic MS. Allot of them have similar symptoms. Its a very tough disease to get a... (12 replies)
... She has lot of experience with MS and ALS patients so pretty confident in her skill level. ... (12 replies)
... In certain cases ALS can present early with upper motor neuron signs such as hyperactive reflexes, babinsky or Hoffmann's signs and spasticity. ... (1 replies)
... This does not sound like ALS at all. ... (15 replies)
... Remember ALS does not come and go, even at rest. You're muscle twitching doesn't sound like ALS related muscle twitching. My moms twitching looked like little creepy crawlies under her skin AND she could NOT feel them. ... (6 replies)
... Is it ALS or Anxiety or BFS? ... (11 replies)
... NO.... it's NOT ALS. Muscle twitching happens to the majority of people at one time or another. What you are experiencing is common. Rest assured!! ... (1 replies)
... ever of having ALS. I went thru this same ALS scare about 2 years ago. I had months of violent muscle twitching in legs, calves, biceps, etc., and I too searched the internet for symptoms and found ALS!! ... (2 replies)
... d the symptom on the web and ALS came up and scared me too death. ... (2 replies)
... mation I can found from here after reading posts from this board and Ilike to get some comment more about ALS's symptom. So in the initial stages of ALS, do the muscle twitching come and go.. or it is an ongoing thing? ... (2 replies)
... Hi my name is brandon im 25 year male My symptoms began about 2 months ago ive been have muscle twitching everywhere tripping over things like my legs feel like jello and my neck has been really stiff off and on. ... (15 replies)
... I'm not sure what led you to believe you have ALS but nothing in your described symptoms sounds like it. ... (4 replies)
... is twice, first time I seen a neurologists who gave me an MRI of my brain and spine, because I was worried about MS and everything came back fine. I brought up ALS and he laughed before I could ask about it and said I don't have it but then again my symptoms weren't as bad, minor legs and arms weakness and twitching thumb. ... (8 replies)
... For the past week, I have been getting shakiness and a twitching thumb in my left hand. ... (0 replies)
... Hello so my husband was diagnosed with als about 6 months ago. we had been seeing doctors for an apparent balance issue due to an irregular gaited walk. Then came muscle twitching and muscle spasms. ... (5 replies)