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Als And Fibromyalgia Are They Related
Common symptom: Fasciculations are a common symptom of ALS that are usually persistent. Fasciculation potentials can also occur in healthy individuals (e.g. benign fasciculation syndrome). A neurologist can help to determine whether you have fasciculations and if so, whether they are benign or malignant. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Migraines are considered a neurologocal disorder. There are some primary-care practitioners who are knowledgeable and confident enough to treat migraines, and there's nothing wrong with that. But migraines are usually considered to be within the neurologocal scope of practice. Whether they are come with or without paresthesia and aura. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be.: Lupus is a systemic inflammatory condition, SLE most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, and nervous system. Nervous system is in charge of muscle tics and fasciculations. It can be a symptom. It could also be caused by something else. Just depends if the lupus hit the nervous system or not. ...Read more
MS: Symptoms of ms can be mimicked by other neurological conditions. But a supporting clinical history with supporting MRI findings can clinch the diagnosis. Some of the MRI appearances are more suggestive of ms than others. A neurologist will be the best judge to come to a conclusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every person differs: Although lupus is a diagnosis, it is not one set of symptoms each person with lupus is like a snowflake. Each person is different just like a snowflake and no two snowflakes are the same. Some people have similar problems like those which are highlighted in the american college of rheumatology classification criteria, ie, skin, joints, labs, etc. ...Read more
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 for ALS does include fasciculations in the criteria, but only one part of it, and must be accompanied by weakness in the same limb. Twitching as related to ALS indicates dying muscle and therefore weakness which does not come and go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Though no genetic link has been proven, there are studies looking at catecholamine methyltransferase and serotonin transporter genes in fibromyalgia (fms). These genes may predispose persons to a heightened sensitivity to pain and/or depression. Eleven other genes are currently also being investigated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Muscle pain: The only similarity is both conditions include muscle pain. The major differences are: polymyositis is an autoimmune disease in which the body inflames the muscles. The treatment with steroids and other rx works well. Exercise and wt loss do not help. Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease (no inflammation). Steroids do not work. Other rx only help a little. Exercise and weight loss do help. ...Read more
Can autoimmune or dysautonomia cause muscle fasciculations? I have unknown autoimmune diseasedont know which oneand p.O.T.S and get these all the time
Yes it can.: Check out these websites: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/100363-herbs-improve-immune-system/ http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/389768-the-best-herbs-for-anxiety-depression/ http://m.Wikihow.Com/relax-your-mind http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/367795-herbal-medicines-for-severe-gastritis/. ...Read more
Can you be dx'd w/fibromyalgia w/out any tenderness anywhere? Symptoms are primarily fluctuating stiff/tight muscles that sometimes burn with fatigue.
Autoimmune diseases that can mess with brain? Like, memory and leg and muscle twitches. Not lupus. The dsdna was negative
Neurology: Very broad question. Neurological disorders can be categorized into central nervous system;brain and spinal cord; and peripheral nervous system;nerve and muscle. There are different diseases affecting each component. Stroke, seizures, headaches, peripheral neuropathy are some of the common ones. Please refer to a neurology text book for a complete list. ...Read more
Are gastroparesis and endometriosis related? Why are these 2 often diagnosed together? What lifestyle/dietary changes can be made to cope with them?
Usually unrelated: Gastroparesis and endometriosis are usually unrelated (and not frequently diagnosed together...) unless endometriotic nodules and lesions would have spread to and implanted into the stomach wall and gastric lining to interfere with the functions of the stomach. It is not likely that "dietary changes can be made to cope with both of them". ...Read more
What are rheumatoid symptoms of upper body -spine/arms / chest and what age can they appear? During Menopause? Are there any trusted websites?
Talk to your: Doctor and your parents. They should be able to help you understand what is wrong and why they are choosing the medications for you. Let them know you are wondering if there is a medical reason for your symptoms as opposed to psychological causes. ...Read more
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