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... It does not sound like ALS to me. I just had muscle weakness that would come with more use of the muscle. ... (11 replies)
... I'm sorry to here that your family is going through all this. I have had 3 family members die from ALS and now my aunt is showing symptoms of this nasty, heart breaking disease. ... (6 replies)
Jun 1, 2005
... sorry to hear what all youve been going thru. your moms symptoms seem to be similar to my husbands. his started with right hand weakness, then fasicullations, and now spreading into his left arm/hand. the nerve conduction studies showed c and t spine involvement and they thought some lumbar involvement. that was back in december i think. it's very hard to deal with,... (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)
... r several days afterwards. Twitching can increase dramatically after exertion or exercise as well. Fatigue is another very common symptom and can be mistaken for weakness associated with ALS, and most of the time, it IS mistaken for clinical weakness. ... (10 replies)
Do I have ALS?
May 23, 2009
... Next, twitching is normally a sign that points away from ALS. The mere fact that you are getting twitching in your left hand is a great sign. If you're noticing weakness in your right hand, the twitching would not occur in your left hand. ... (4 replies)
Als? please help
Mar 1, 2004
... fingers shake, like the nerves are shot, this was only in my left hand, but the past week in my right hand too. ... (5 replies)
... That sort of "lactic acid" exhaustion "weakness" is not typical of the weakness seen in ALS. In ALS, the nerve just stops talking to the muscle and the muscle no longer works at all. ... (2 replies)
... months ago met with hand specialist. ... (4 replies)
... d right now because what I've been researching looks like it confirms ALS. Here is a list of all the symptoms I have that correlate with what I've found on some ALS websites. ... (9 replies)
... I feel bad for anyone going thru this scary ordeal of wondering. It's terrifying to say the least. I went thru a bad time several years ago where I was convinved I had ALS. My muscles were twitching non-stop, 24/7. Thumbs, pinky fingers, bicep muscles, calves, etc, etc. I too googled "muscle twitching", which sent me into a panic and terrifying state of depression when... (7 replies)
Sound like ALS?
Aug 29, 2014
... and is relentlessly is also clinical weakness, measurable by any competent neurologist. Other hallmarks of ALS are pathologically brisk reflexes and muscle wasting. It sounds like you showed none of these on exam by a neurologist, so ALS is very, very unlikely. ... (8 replies)
Early sign of ALS
Apr 11, 2006
... MS and just recently went to a university neurologist so here are a few key things I learned. ALS will usually present itself in hands, feet, or swallowing or speaking difficulty. ... (1 replies)
ALS Question
Feb 27, 2019
... My mother had ALS. It started in her hand. Her left hand fingers folded in like a first. She could not open her gas tank on her car or undo her bra, etc.... ALS generally starts in one area of the body, then becomes apparent in another part. Meaning it can start in upper limbs or lower limbs, or problems with speech. ... (3 replies)
... Hello so my husband was diagnosed with als about 6 months ago. we had been seeing doctors for an apparent balance issue due to an irregular gaited walk. Then came muscle twitching and muscle spasms. ... (5 replies)
... I had weakness in left hand, atropy left hand, fasciculations, muscle cramps, weakness in legs and arms. ... (14 replies)
... Hi all, my names Christian I'm a 21 yo white male. So a year ago I had started feeling weakness in my right hand and I immediately assumed als. It ruined my summer last year. About 3 months later I went to a neurologist and he did an emg which was clean. ... (4 replies)
... I totally understand what you're saying. However, I can tell just in the past week that the muscles in my right hand have deteriorated greatly. I did mention to my doctor my issues with anxiety and he referred me to a counselor and I will start that next week. ... (22 replies)
Do I have ALS?
May 21, 2009
... have been having some recent symptoms lately that slightly relate to the symptoms of ALS. First, I have been having some weakness in my right hand, specifically in my index finger and thumb. ... (4 replies)
... yrs ago, had the bullseye rash, and at the time was mistreated with a one day dose of antibiotics. Gradually he has been experiencing left hand finger and wrist weakness. He has gone to a few neurologists who are leading down a diagnosis path of ALS. ... (13 replies)

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