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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Landry
11 years experience Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
No: Fasciculations are not an early indicator of ALS. They are more likely a symptom of excess caffeine, lack of sleep, anxiety, stress, etc. Diagnosis fo ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Muscle flickering: The muscle seems to flicker and twitch but does not contract, and the fasciculations are seem at rest, and may get worse with cold temperature. Key i ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Fasciculations: Normally fasciculations are constant in ALS. They stop when the muscle tissue is very small. They do not come and go, as they do in other cases.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
NOT ALS: You do NOT have ALS. See your doctor and have an exam, but your description in NO way is indicative of a progressive neurological disease.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Common symptom: Fasciculations are a common symptom of ALS that are usually persistent. Fasciculation potentials can also occur in healthy individuals (e.g. benign fa ... Read More
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Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Constant: Fasciculations in ALS are basically constant. They are due to loss of nerve input to muscles, and they occur as the muscles lose bulk and strength.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
ALS fasciculations: The firing rate for fasciculations in ALS is greater than that of benign fasciculations. When severe weakness and marked chronic neurogenic change is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tongue: great question. Stress, dryness, acid reflux or some of the other causes. I would check it out with an ENT
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You may have what is called Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. The cause is as yet unknown. Patients have fasciculation or twitching in various voluntary ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unlikely ALS: At your age, very rare to develop a sporadic motor neuron disorder and even rarer would be a hereditary condition starting at this point. Question co ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gene Tekmyster
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ALS: Fasiculations in the tongue is a sign for ALS. This is because ALS is a combination of central and peripheral nerve disease. Myokymia is a muscle base ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience Neurosurgery
Could be: ALS has no test. It's a combination of upper and lower motor neuron signs. all you can do it wait and keep following up with your PCP. Life is short. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible: Possible. http://www.nature.com/nrneurol/journal/v4/n7/full/ncpneuro0853.html See neurologist for expert advice.

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