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... muscle weakness, atrophy and fasciculations over and over again, but there is not a great deal in defining these terms. ... (2 replies)
... Muscle weakness and fasciculations can mean so many things. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Seebreeze, This is what ALS means. I do not have ALS, but my son, 32, has ALS for the past year. I have lots and lots of info on ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A = absence of myo = muscle trophic = nourishment Lateral = side (of spine) Sclerosis = hardening (2 replies)

... Thanks you made me feel alot better, I always assumed that you would have muscle weakness or difficulty walking, picking things up BEFORE you had twitches SO NOT twitching first, I guess mine the (twitches) are from nerves, anxiety.. I am a very anxious person to begin with. Thanks again! (10 replies)
... I have lyme disease and was one of those people who went through a lot of misdiagnosis. One of the things suspected was ALS. The way I understood it, some of my symptoms were similar to ALS (fasciculations, muscle weakness, trouble swallowing, autonomic dysfunction as in many autonomic functions were not working like heart rate/blood pressure changes) But my symptoms were... (11 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)
... When we added muscle weakness to muscle twitching, it becomes a whole new ball game....but what your doctor is describing is SO RARE. ... (13 replies)
... Because I have fasciculations and muscle weakness and my neurologist just sent me to see an ALS specialist. He said he doesn't think its ALS but wants to rule it out. ... (13 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 have looked a lot into 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)
... 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)
Dec 10, 2003
... I have been to see a neurologist because of muscle twitchs that come and go all over but mostly in my lower legs and slight cramping in the top of my right hand and bottom of left foot. ... (0 replies)
... My mom is 67. She had the muscle weakness in her arms. Muscle fasciculations. Loss of use of her left hand, now loss of use of her right. ... (5 replies)
... With ALS, the hallmark symptom is clinical muscle weakness. For bulbar 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. ... (10 replies)
... just VERY sore feet since June 2005. Then Fasciculations in my calves at night or when I'm sitting. Then I developed shoulder pain that has never gone away. ... (13 replies)
... I was searching muscle twitches and everything seemed to scream ALS. ... (5 replies)
... I had weakness in left hand, atropy left hand, fasciculations, muscle cramps, weakness in legs and arms. ... (14 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. ... (1 replies)
... I have no CLINICAL muscle weakness. I have not tripped over myself, I have not dropped things, I am able to function perfectly fine. ... (2 replies)

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