... Symptoms... some of them happened a few years back, but didnt think anything of them at the time.
1. went thru about 2 weeks of excess saliva, then it went away.
2. Weird muscle twitch in my tongue, but never thought much of it.
3. Weak feeling, kinda jittery/shaky and I have to sit down.
4. This past august, went to my car, and my hand slipped off the keys, and I... (2 replies)
... I found it somewhat reassuring. I know that statistically, ALS is unlikely but I am having some symptoms that my neurologist has implied are not consistent with my MRI results. ... (2 replies)
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... Hi Jenny, I'm doing my best taking each day as it comes,since last post I had my peg put in (July) and this did not go well, I had it removed on Thurs 18th Oct I was in to much pain and because I was not using it feeding and my weight was stable doctors said I need quality of life and would keep any eye my weight will need to reinsert if weight starts dropping again. ... (12 replies)
... After jogging I would have problems with my balance for about an hour. Later that year I started having sharp pain in my chest, arms, hands, stomach and shoulders also weakness in my arms and hands. ... (0 replies)
... About 4 months ago, I became aware of a sharp pain in my left calf muscle. This did not subside, so I went to the doctor, where they ruled out a blood clot. ... (0 replies)
... This does not sound like ALS. You said your arthritis tests were inconclusive. Were any of them abnormal or borderline? The migrating joint pain, since it has persisted for almost a year, should be rechecked. I wonder if the chest pain is pleurisy-sure sounds like it. Sometimes in autoimmune disorders, the symptoms precede the lab confirmation of a disorder by months to years,... (1 replies)
... September last year I suddenly got joint pain in my knee when bending down. This soon calmed down and although it was still there very mildly sometimes it wasn't effecting me. ... (1 replies)
... try to control and try to "will" peace... at least within yourself. You can never go wrong with gentleness and love. Realize that all the hurt and anger and pain is not from a good source.. don't give it more power than it already has. I will keep you in my prayers.. and your brother, mother and family. ... (4 replies)
... eally good sleep and eating really well, but the twitching continues... Around the same time that started having twitching in my left eye, I also started having pain in my left hand near the fatty area by my thumb and index finger. Just recently I also noticed that my hand had atrophied quite a bit in that same area. ... (0 replies)
... My husband is 38 years old and for the last 10 months he has had been told he may have als then they sent us to some where else they said we dont know then they sent him to another doctor and he said gbs that is what he would guess but he dont no. ... (0 replies)
... scheduled an MRI. My doctor, on the other hand, seems to think it's all perceived and possibly somatic in nature. I'm completely terrified...does this sound like ALS to any of you guys? ... (7 replies)
... Thank you anxiousme :)
You're right anxiousme, I'll consult again ..
Self diagosing and self trt are tricky I know ...
I have many of the symptoms in your list ...
I'll not focuse on fascics (as you describe them had only once on the tongue 1 yr ago)
Weight loss is not rapid
Pain is indeed like when you have exercised the muscle too much (know what I mean ?)
Muscle... (3 replies)
... ALS presents very specific symptoms. An ALS specialist or good neurologist should be able to diagnose it. Get a second opinion or third or fourth...you get the point. ... (3 replies)
... I posted the following posting on the stroke site, but due to my 1st cousin having similar...are there any similaritiesto ALS in the symptoms ? ... (2 replies)
... I also posted about this on the neuromuscular board. My mother had a sudden onset of an undiagnosed neuro-degenerative disease in the summer of 2007. My father would and my mother would go for walks everyday and he noticed her leaning to the right; he assumed she had had a stroke, although she had not. She used to be a larger woman compared to now, she was probably 220lbs... (1 replies)
... this doesn't scream ALS. From my experience, ALS symptoms don't come and go. I don't think pain is an early symptom....not until the muscles are atrophied. ... (1 replies)
... Hey guys, I've been living in fear of Als for the past 5 months or so. ... (1 replies)
... thank you anxiousme for your reply.. i thought it was different for everyone.
I want to think its something else.. but cant think of what else it could be.
my chiropracter had said a tumor could be pressing on his spine somewhere.
he had a pelvic mri.. nothing they thought he had stenosis but he has no pain.. well i will keep checking back.. i appreciate this forum..... (4 replies)
... It does not sound like ALS to me. I just had muscle weakness that would come with more use of the muscle. ... (11 replies)