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... I do have fasiculation more in calfs but can feel in arms shoulders aswell Start to battle with swallow problems now and then but not a problem when eat or drink Lot of atrophy: Hands arms shoulders and legs weaknes start to feel that when walking my left foot must consentrate to try snd walk notmal my shint start burnning when I walk Dr also tested strength and did... (63 replies)
... Cramps and fasciculations constant. My hands, arms shoulders, stomach, neck and feet feel so tight and get muscle spasms. ... (63 replies)
... I have fasciculations everywhere. ... (63 replies)

... e reason is that ALS kills motor neurons in the brain and upper spinal tract. This means they are not available to send signals to the muscles. At some point the muscle then disconnects from the nerve supply. At this point significant weakness is probably present as is some degree of atrophy. Without weakness . ... (2 replies)
... Muscle weakness and fasciculations can mean so many things. ... (2 replies)
... muscle weakness, atrophy and fasciculations over and over again, but there is not a great deal in defining these terms. ... (2 replies)
... Thanks you made me feel alot better, I always assumed that you would have muscle weakness or difficulty walking, picking things up BEFORE you had twitches SO NOT twitching first, I guess mine the (twitches) are from nerves, anxiety.. I am a very anxious person to begin with. Thanks again! (10 replies)
... I have lyme disease and was one of those people who went through a lot of misdiagnosis. One of the things suspected was ALS. The way I understood it, some of my symptoms were similar to ALS (fasciculations, muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, autonomic dysfunction as in many autonomic functions were not working like heart rate/blood pressure changes) But my symptoms were... (11 replies)
... That is so helpful. Thank you. From your description mine definitely sounds like BFS. I have been under a lot of stress lately. I have no muscle weakness at all--in fact I am getting stronger due to my yoga and weight lifting practices. But the twitches are EVERYTWHERE. As I type I feel them in my hand, cheek, lip, back, butt, foot, shoulder--it just goes on and on. Thank you... (10 replies)
... Hi Seebreeze, This is what ALS means. I do not have ALS, but my son, 32, has ALS for the past year. I have lots and lots of info on ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A = absence of myo = muscle trophic = nourishment Lateral = side (of spine) Sclerosis = hardening (2 replies)
... With ALS, the hallmark symptom is clinical muscle weakness. For bulbar ALS, this typically manifests as weakness of the tongue and occasionally the upper throat muscles. Weakness of the tongue results in slurred speech and usually fasciculations in the tongue. ... (10 replies)
... I am also scared I have ALS. I have read that the initial symptom presentation can be quite different. I have read that sometimes it will present as weakness in one area or limb. With your blood work coming back abnormal Sodium and Calcium, your symtoms may be caused by that, although I don't know for sure. ... (1 replies)
... I have no CLINICAL muscle weakness. I have not tripped over myself, I have not dropped things, I am able to function perfectly fine. ... (2 replies)
... I'm sure what you are feeling can be scary, but try not to let anxiety take control. From my little experience with ALS (my mom), 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. In the majority of cases, fasciculations occur after very obvious muscle weakness/loss. ... (1 replies)
... to precede obvious muscle weakness . ... (4 replies)
... I have looked a lot into ALS because of my symptoms, and generally, the twitching comes after the muscle weakness. Also, spasm are not a sign of ALS. there is a condition called Benign Fasciculations Syndrome that is much more common than ALS, which is very rare. ... (13 replies)
... When we added muscle weakness to muscle twitching, it becomes a whole new ball game....but what your doctor is describing is SO RARE. ... (13 replies)
... Because I have fasciculations and muscle weakness and my neurologist just sent me to see an ALS specialist. He said he doesn't think its ALS but wants to rule it out. ... (13 replies)
... My mom is 67. She had the muscle weakness in her arms. Muscle fasciculations. Loss of use of her left hand, now loss of use of her right. ... (5 replies)
... thanks a lot for this. i wish i had had the courage to read this post when i was having some major issues with twitching a week or two ago. i had practically convinced myself i had ALS. the anxiety probably just made my twitching worse. it is gradually subsiding and has become easier to manage. (10 replies)

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