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... Mike, If I understood my husbands Dr right it is where the reflexes are stronger than normal. When he checked my husband's reflexes they really jumped. ... (2 replies)
... If Dr Ringel settled on ALS it could be because he saw clinical evidence of upper motor neuron lesions such as spasticity, hyper reflexes etc. Did he mention that? ... (2 replies)
... My NCV study was normal. Had an MRI today and waiting for results. Will that show anything with ALS. I have hyper reflexes especially in the legs. ... (0 replies)

Is this als ?
Sep 22, 2011
... Thank you anxiousme :) You're right anxiousme, I'll consult again .. Self diagosing and self trt are tricky I know ... I have many of the symptoms in your list ... I'll not focuse on fascics (as you describe them had only once on the tongue 1 yr ago) Weight loss is not rapid Pain is indeed like when you have exercised the muscle too much (know what I mean ?) Muscle... (3 replies)
Is this als ?
Sep 21, 2011
... I would recommend getting a definite diagnosis before treating your condition. You are right about antibiotics possible making it worse. A lot of people insisted I had Lyme and suggested I start antibiotics....I do not have Lyme, I have MS. Taking antibiotics would exaccerbate my MS symptoms. Please don't treat until you know. ALS presents very specific symptoms. An... (3 replies)
New here ALS?
Aug 3, 2011
... Your doctors sound like they are on the right track. What did the emg point to in your leg. ALS results are characterized by denervation present. Some other signs of ALS are rapid weight loss, severe fatigue, hyper reflexes, later in the course muscle fasciculations (twitching) that are constant. If yo are not comfortable with the answers you are getting, seek an ALS... (1 replies)
... disease was not painful until late in the disease when her joints were bone on bone. We thought it was arthritis but she had no pain. Another early symptom was hyper reflexes. ... (1 replies)
... disease was not painful until late in the disease when her joints were bone on bone. We thought it was arthritis but she had no pain. Another early symptom was hyper reflexes. ... (11 replies)
... I didn't think ALS came on suddenly. I would be gradual with tripping, foot drop, etc... Hyper reflexes are also a symptom. I'm glad he will be getting more test on Monday. Try not to worry. I know that is extremely hard. ... (6 replies)
... cle fasciculations started after all of this. They were visible under the skin, like hundreds of little worms crawling around...it never stopped. She also had hyper reflexes. ... (1 replies)
... I am 30 years old female. Many, many men in my family have died of ALS. My father died 3 years ago at 56. Both his brothers (my uncles) died in their early 30's. My grandfather died of it. Supposedly, many men before them did as well.....but, the years in history before the time my grandfather was alive, they weren't really able to diagnose ALS yet. Or atleast that is... (5 replies)
... C6 and later also an anterior fusion. I have had hyper reflexes and clonus since then... ... (2 replies)
... has said that I have hyper reflexes. ... (3 replies)
Could it be?
Dec 29, 2006
... Tina, It is extremely unlikely to be ALS. As my neurologist explained to me the first sign of any NMD is muscles wastage. Usually twitches and fasciculations start when some wastage and weakness are apparent. There should be some fatigue, gait changes and a person trips over all the time. It is difficult to spot NMD using blood work but muscle enzymes (creatine kinase)... (3 replies)
... Brisk reflexes can be benign or indicate damage to cord or brain. ... (2 replies)


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