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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Message Board

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Mar 31, 2005
I've been having strange symptoms since Jan. 05. I'm concerned it might be ALS. I started having all over muscle twitches in January. The twitches are all over my body and I feel like their force has gotten stronger in recent weeks. In the last couple of weeks I have noticed somethng very sublte in my left arm/hand. I notice that it is weaker than my right, I can still hold items but I have the feeligns that they are heavier and will slip out.

I have had a history of hypothyroid in my life but in the last 15 years I have not been treated because my levels had supposedly stabilized. Then in Feb, my TSH levels were a little high so I went on thyroid hormone for about two weeks. I'm not sure but I think the twitches were better. Anyway I went off of it because of chest pain and racing heart. About a month after that I started noticing the weakness in my hand.

I have noticed occassional numbness of my feet and hands but not lately. I don't know what is going on (or if more than one thing is going on?)

My endo is waiting another 6 weeks to assess things. I am seeing a neurologist but not until mid May! In the meantime I am a graduate student and I write all the time. Does anyone have any clues as to what may be going on with me? I'm very scared this could be the start of ALS.

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