... though my EMG was normal, but not clean. She said she works in a clinic each week and unless I am slurring speech, having trouble swallowing, or falling down or dropping things then for me to accept that I do not have it. ... (63 replies)
... Try not to worry too much, it might not be something nearly as awful as you're imagining at the moment. Even worrying about it can make things physically worse. ... (2 replies)
... I drop "light" things in my left hand on occasion for no apparent reason. I cannot lift anything "heavy" with my left arm without helping with my right arm. ... (2 replies)
... My question is I guess has anyone gone through this and how did you manage I'm concern things are going to go down hill for me from here, the fatigue is getting worse and i keep dropping things. ... (4 replies)
... As far as the symptoms I listed, the issue with dropping things is something I would say I really started to notice in the past 8 weeks or so. It's as though I just lose my grip on things without realizing it. ... (3 replies)
... I have been having some symptoms that may or may not be in any way indicative of ALS but I am hoping to get some feedback here.
Some history- I was diagnosed and treated for Lyme in the late 90's, and have had repeated negative tests since then. I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation type 1 in 2011 and had decompression surgery in January 2012, but I don't think these... (3 replies)
... about how I am walking. I play hockey and my muscles will be sore or fatigued after but nothing out of the ordinary. The most recent symptom in my mind has been dropping things and almost tripping. ... (1 replies)
... and believe me, having seen it several times in the past year, Im not looking forward to having to go thru this again. Please let us know how things turn out and know that Im sending you a prayer that things turn out well for you both. ... (7 replies)
... My sister has amyloids and and she has the pain is her arm so very bad... I in turn have chronic pain and fibro.... spinal stenosisand when I started dropping things and twiching not able to get out of bed for day's at a time.... And what was the cause for this alarm? ... (2 replies)
... Hi! How close along family lines do you need to be to have Familial ALS be present? My second-cousin had ALS. He was diagnosed at 38 I think, and died 4 years later.
Also...I know that he was diagnosed at 38...and I am only 20...but I have had significant back and leg pain, muscle twitches nearly constantly (all over my body), and my joints have been popping. Also, one of... (0 replies)
... I feel bad for anyone going thru this scary ordeal of wondering. It's terrifying to say the least. I went thru a bad time several years ago where I was convinved I had ALS. My muscles were twitching non-stop, 24/7. Thumbs, pinky fingers, bicep muscles, calves, etc, etc. I too googled "muscle twitching", which sent me into a panic and terrifying state of depression when... (7 replies)
... If you indeed had ALS, you would first have weakness in "1" limb, either a dragging foot or a weak hand, noticable by either constant tripping or dropping things. The fact that your younger and have not experienced localized weakness is a pretty good sign your "clean"!! ... (2 replies)
... research, and came to the understanding that ALS begins in "1" limb, usually in a foot or a hand. Dropping things or dragging a foot or tripping are early signs. Bulbar onset presents in the tongue, throat, or breathing. ... (2 replies)
... I am not experiencing foot drop, or dropping things. My right arm feels week, but I can do everything. I can even flip a pen up in the air and catch it. ... (14 replies)
... area with high risk of lyme disease..... I dont' want to think about als. From what I've read so far about als symptoms is that tripping, dropping things, but what are the very earliest symptoms? ... (6 replies)
Sometimes the twitching that is involved in ALS is not ever expressed on the outside of the body (where it is visible). I lost my Mom to ALS 5 years ago and she never had any outward noticable twitching, however- the EMG was very clear that she had extensive twitching deep in the muscles.
Please note that some twitching can just occur normally. Our muscles will... (2 replies)
... o seems worse under stressful situations. Finally, the twitching has almost stopped, but it's still there...mainly in my legs. My dexterity seems okay as I'm not dropping things like that and I can still type. It just takes more effort. I'm just really concerned about this weakness. It won't go away! ... (4 replies)
... old female. I've had the twitching for about a year or so now, and have been dropping lightweight items in my left hand for about a year... maybe a little less. This has happened enough times now to be quite noticable. ... (9 replies)
... Around the fall of 2003 I began dropping light weight things in my left hand. ... (4 replies)
... ching. I have pain in my shoulders and neck. I notice my right toe seems to feel like it's about to get cramps. My hands and fingers are weaker now. I seem to be dropping things sometimes. I also have vision problems. I have dark spots, floaters, flashes of lights. ... (1 replies)