... For those of u that have seen my previous post wanted to give u quick update.
I am still having fasciculations and cramping (muscle spasms to be more accurate probably).
The cramping is in legs and arms. Pretty much continuously. They vary in severity. My ankles are very tight.
At this point really no more tests to be done for now. I am on Gabapentin which has... (0 replies)
... Hi James
Emg was clean
All blood tests in the rewuired ranges Im healthy as can be looking at that
Lot of fasciculations and really atrophy all over hands feet legs arms
Start feeling weaker and my worry is my left foot must concentrate to walk right
During my tests in hosp 2 weeks back I could see Dr suspect "it" And said it could be in very... (29 replies)
... I have fasciculations everywhere. ... (29 replies)
... James Hi
Do you still have fasciculations
Do you have REAL atrophy
Do you have weakness?
Olifants (29 replies)
... Well hang in there. Having trouble believing my neurologist when cramping widespread like it is. Especially since quite common after fasciculations w ALS. Hope doctor is right. ... (29 replies)
... Cramps are very common with pinched nerves as are fasciculations. A cervical radiculopathy would not cause cramps in your legs of course but about 40% of people that have cervical issues have lumbar ones as well. Also if there is any compression on the spinal cord that could cause symptoms pretty much anywhere. It's true your pending MRIs should give you more info.
I don't... (20 replies)
... Thi attophy is really getting worse...
Can stil walk on heals but my muscles going to continue at this rate the I would not be able to do that for long also my arms an shoulders
Burning ans fasciculations
Have a nice day
Dr still did not call me with high metal test results done on monday now friday... Just thinking it might also be negative else he would have called me... (29 replies)
... Burning and sensory symptoms like pain and tingling are not associated with ALS (late in ALS joints start to case pain because of the lack of muscle support and cramping that occurs). Some people with ALS experience these things but not in higher concentrations than the general population. The reason is that ALS kills motor neurons in the brain and upper spinal tract. This... (2 replies)
... But the fasciculations atrophy ? ... (29 replies)
... palpable fasciculations a day in no particular spot, but most often in my thighs, hands, and calves. ... (1 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 a 39 year old female. I have had a tendency toward fasciculations since childhood. In my early 20s I saw a neurologist who looked me over and pronounced them benign. ... (10 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)
... figures, my next neuro appointment isn't till April and I am unable to obtain a better understanding through reading the medical material on the web as the word fasciculations are mentioned along with weakness but there is no clarification as to which comes first. ... (0 replies)
... Another symptom of ALS that can manifest early or late is fasciculations or muscle twitching. ... (1 replies)
... I am familiar with a person who had severe symptoms and such a diagnosis along with "collagen disease" as the doctor called it. He went through many tests and every doctor including a neurologist were quite puzzled especially after seeing his EEG. None of the meds helped. Later he went to a doctor who also used natural supplements along with one drug. He improved immediately... (10 replies)
... My mother had ALS so I'm very familiar with it. I began having severe muscle spasms and twitches (called fasciculations in medical terms) and like you was very worried. However, there is a condition called benign fasciculation syndrome. I have them all over my legs pretty much constantly and sometime in my arms and face. It's irritating and at first terrifying. I found... (10 replies)
... There are two different tests that you typically undergo. One is a nerve conduction study (NCS). This would be conducted by placing electrodes at different points along a nerve and then applying an electrical current to another point along the nerve above the electrodes. This measures the speed of conductivity along the nerve as well as characteristics of the impulses such as... (5 replies)