... as chuck just mentioned, muscles melt away with als, i was a gym rat and my biceps are now like jello. try to find an als center in your town, here in ny there are many. ... (8 replies)
... and is relentlessly progressive.it is also clinical weakness, measurable by any competent neurologist. Other hallmarks of ALS are pathologically brisk reflexes and muscle wasting. It sounds like you showed none of these on exam by a neurologist, so ALS is very, very unlikely. ... (8 replies)
... On ALS boards they keep saying ALS weakness is not being able to pick up something, not just feeling weak. Is this true? ... (8 replies)
... ALS is a disease of exclusion, i had 50 different tests before my als diagnosis last october. ... (8 replies)
... ALS is a disease of the motor neurons, sensory issues such as pain are typically not a part of the picture. Also, frequent bladder and eyesight issues are not symptoms of ALS, so your problem does not seem to be ALS. ... (8 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)
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... is getting worse, but does not seem to be getting any better. I do have to say that I have been under a lot of stress recently, and reading on the internet about ALS has certainly not helped my sleep or reduce my anxiety. ... (3 replies)
... I was wondering is it common for someone with als to have muscle cramps that are very painful at times? ... (0 replies)
... None of these are signs or symptoms of ALS. There is no pain involved with ALS symptoms, merely a gradual onset of weakness in one hand or foot. ... (3 replies)
... Do these symptoms sound like ALS or am I being paranoid? ... (3 replies)
... 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)