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A 22-year-old male asked:

can i get als if i does not run in my family?currently have weak legs and arms also shake and twitchin muscle in face when i make a jester , 22 yr old

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
YES answers question: BUT what you describe for your age is much more the description of almost any other medical problem EXCLUDING ALS. I'm not sure what you mean by "making a jester." A jester is a clown, fool, comic. Did you mean FACIAL GESTURE? I'd be happy to go through the details with one 1-1 as I'm a neurologist and have helped many young people such as yourself understand what twitchings are all about.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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