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... 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... (12 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... (12 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)
Abnormal EMG
Jan 17, 2015
... 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)
... r 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. Patients cannot feel these in the tongue and at rest they are often described as looking like a "bag of worms". ... (6 replies)
... NCV done the first part of November at KU Med Center in KC by the head of the ALS clinic there. The EMG was normal except for fasciculations consistent with BCFS. I had a question about the clinical exam that was performed. ... (2 replies)
Very nervous
Nov 13, 2014
... cially if it's not associated specifically with the muscles that are weak or experiencing other symptoms. It is true that a particular type of twitching known as fasciculations is common in ALS. ... (3 replies)
... Fasciculations are common with ppl with als. Though a weakness in a single extremity that carries over to another or opposite extremity is usually the first pattern of als. There are two test your neuro will perform with you on your appointment. But you can try them at home. Babinski sign and Hoffman reflex. You might try researching them. (4 replies)
... Now I'm really terrified. I believed with all my strength that i had bening muscle fasciculations and now this new symptoms!? ... (4 replies)
Symptom Questions
Dec 30, 2013
... search brought me here. I am 49. I noticed serious weakness in my legs about a year ago while moving, but chalked it up to old age creeping up on me. Also had fasciculations in the calves around that time and figured it was from fatigued muscles. ... (1 replies)
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Als or not
Jul 26, 2013
... yup! its now als or not! ......... I am now seeking out a second neurologist, I can't get a hold of my current one, he never answers my calls, I now have fasciculations in my tongue, I have had rapid firing in my legs and stomach for some time, it all started with left leg weakness march 2011, but extreme fatigue started a few months prior....I am out of breath all the time,... (0 replies)
... There's no way to have ALS at your age. Before 20 years I think there are only a few cases Worldwide. Before 40 the chances are 1 in 10 million. It can be anything else but ALS (1 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. It would be worth it to look up low/high Sodium and Calcium symptoms... (1 replies)


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