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... piration. At that time though my tongue, though weak and wasting, didn't move on it's own in any fashion. About three weeks ago I noticed my tongue began to move back and forth in a subtle manner. This movement is becoming more frequent. ... (0 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)
... scle fasciculations. Loss of use of her left hand, now loss of use of her right. Her Brain MRI showed some MS plaques however because of the muscle atrophy and fasciculations the Neuro can't make a call between the two. ... (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 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)
... I still have the muscle twitches. My Calcium level is back to normal but I am being treated with high doses of vitamin D because that was way too low. I am FINALLY seeing a neurolist on Wed. ... (10 replies)
... I got a call from the nurse at my doctors office today. I had been tested for low calcium. Sure enough it came back that my calcium is low. I have been told that when your calcium is low you can get muscle twitches. I have had them on and off for about 6 months. ... (10 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)
... asiculations. They have since subsided SOMEWHAT, but they are always there too, just not as bad as they used to be. I had a nerve conduction study done that came back as negative. I asked him if it was possible to have it ruled out only to be diagnosed with it later, he stated no, it was not possible. ... (10 replies)
... Hi. The problem does not sound like ALS. However, if you wanted to get a double check on that from your doctor it would not hurt anything. Stress and Anxiety can definitely cause similiar symptoms. When I have been anxious and stressed, I've noticed the same sort of symptoms and have felt the lump in my throat. It is very possible to last for 6 weeks if the stress lasts that... (5 replies)
... Thanks for your reply. I am wondering that in ALS, if the atrophy is caused by the fasciculations or the fasciculations are a result of the atrophy. I haven't read any clarification of that question so far. ... (2 replies)
... prior to muscle fasciculations. However, literature says it is possible to present with fasciculations. My mother had weakness and major weight loss before the fasciculations began. ... (2 replies)
... o 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)
... Fasciculations are similar. Although the mechanism is different, the interpretation of fasciculations can vary from "normal" to "damage to motor neurons or nerves." Specific clues can guide this interpretation, but again the symmetry is a reassuring sign. ... (2 replies)
... Any encouraging words welcome. I'm 52-yr-old female with following history: Early 2001 jumping feeling in a muscle in abdomen, lower right quadrant, sitting cross-legged Summer 2002 feet and leg pain Winter 2002 ankles so stiff could only shuffle Spring 2003 pain in my leg bones and hips, muscles on either side of sacrum tight, legs weak June 2003 dent in my... (3 replies)
Worrying Symptoms
Mar 29, 2012
... ns in both of my legs for which was accompanied by mild twitches. I attended the docs for which he took bloods and tested reflexes, strength etc. Everything came back fine. ... (0 replies)
... fleeting. For about one week, I had a consistent twitch in my back on the right side that was slightly visible, but it has since disappeared. ... (1 replies)
Status ...
Aug 27, 2016
... He said it is a clinical thing and need to monitor it. Come back in 6 months. ... (60 replies)




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