... 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)
... 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)
... If I take a few aspirin, the symptoms lessen but do not go away completely. I feel tired and weak, and unsteady on my feet. I have noticed I have been dropping things, and twitches in different part of my body. They do not hurt either. ... (19 replies)
... ALS does not usually, if ever, cause pain. The exagerrated reflexes might speak of something different, like MS. Either way, go to a neuro for evaluation, not a GP, and you will be able to find out more about whats bugging you. Don't waste time. NEUROLOGIST (2 replies)
... be answered. I've been to my family doctor and he tells me that my soreness and cramps don't indicate ALS as I have no loss of strength and no sumptoms such as dropping things, tripping, trouble swallowing, etc.. I've got an appointment with a neurologist in a couple of weeks for him to take a shot at what my symptoms point. ... (4 replies)
... Hey Everyone!
I have read these boards for a while but have yet to post till now. Well I'm to the point where I am quite confused with what's going on in my body and I certainly would appreciate any help that you can provide. I am a 24 year old male who has been living on the road doing promotional marketing tours and has a significant medical history.
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... Usually starts with triping or dropping things. ... (5 replies)