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... 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)
... 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)
... Another thing I forgot to tell you is that my neurologist told me that with ALS, fasciculations are the last thing that usually happens with the disease... ... (10 replies)
... I am actually going to the doctor tomorrow for this very thing. I am glad I found your post. I have had the facilations or muscle twitches for a couple of weeks now. It is everday. I get them in my legs, arms, stomach and eye lids. It freaks me out. ... (10 replies)
... just VERY sore feet since June 2005. Then Fasciculations in my calves at night or when I'm sitting. Then I developed shoulder pain that has never gone away. ... (13 replies)
... I was searching muscle twitches and everything seemed to scream ALS. ... (5 replies)
Could This Be ALS?
Feb 24, 2005
... that are progressive. It all began with a black widow bite 2 years ago. I have severe joint pain, nerve pain, electrical shocks, and constant fasciculations. No muscle weakness. All MRIs, etc, like yourself, have come back normal. At a loss of where to go next. Have you had any developments? ... (9 replies)




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