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ALS fear.Have muscle twitches random and intermittent more so in leg.no weakness.w/o weakness is this probably nothing?do the twitches precede ALS?

ALS fear.Have muscle twitches random and intermittent more so in leg.no weakness.w/o weakness is this probably nothing?do the twitches precede ALS?

Fasciculations: involving the tongue in addition to limb muscles would be more typical of ALS. The development of both upper motor neuron and lower motor neuron signs and symptoms is also an important feature of ALS. Upper motor neuron symptoms include increased muscle tone, spasticity, increased reflexes and pathological reflexes ( up going toe sign) Lower MN sign include atrophy, decreased tone and reflexes. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .

Als fear.muscles twitching randomly including eyelid.feel like arm is weak.thumb feels weird.normal neuro exam.als?scheduled for emg .

Good test: The nerve conduction test will give you the answer. muscles twitching randomly is common in normal folks, however it can also be an early sign of ALS. The EMG will be very helpful. I routinely have muscle twitching for decades and am healthy. ...Read more

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I think i have atrophy in my foot, and i fear ALS. I also have alot of fasiculations in my feet and in my legs?

I think i have atrophy in my foot, and i fear ALS. I also have alot of fasiculations in my feet and in my legs?

Neurologist: Atrophy in an extremity definitely needs to be investigated. The best person to see is a neurologist. I wouldn't think that ALS is the top diagnosis. Getting some answers will certainly help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause fingers or hand to tingle? I've been diagnosed with anxiety, but fear als. I have no weakness or motion problem

Can anxiety cause fingers or hand to tingle? I've been diagnosed with anxiety, but fear als. I have no weakness or motion problem

Anxiety & tingling: Yes, anxiety can cause your fingers or hands to tingle. Rapid, shallow breathing associated with anxiety can lead to these physical symptoms. With no weakness or motion problems, ALS is very unlikely. Work with your doctor to take good care of your overall health. Please also consider consulting with a psychologist and/or psychiatrist about anxiety symptoms -- effective help available! ...Read more

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I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing. Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause? I fear als.

I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing.  Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause?  I fear als.

Doubt ALS: Weak facial muscles are associated with a few hereditary muscle diseases (e.g., fsh), but can be due to problems with cranial nerves, such as facial or trigeminal, and problems outside cranial cavity may not be seen on standard brain mri. Very unlikely that you have als, but if you need more information, a facial nerve EMG might be of some value. ...Read more

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How confident should I be if my neurologist said I have nothing neurologically wrong with me but I still have weird symptoms? I have deep fear of ALS

How confident should I be if my neurologist said I have nothing neurologically wrong with me but I still have weird symptoms? I have deep fear of ALS

Try to relax: Bodies can have all sorts of weird sensations. Your neurologist could definitely tell if you had ALS. Try to let go of that fear and be reassured by the neurologist's report. ...Read more

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I have fear of having disease like als. I have fatigue in arms and twitching in calves but I have neck pain and don't sleep enough. Should I worry?

I have fear of having disease like als. I have fatigue in arms and twitching in calves but I have neck pain and don't  sleep enough. Should I worry?

Systemic disorder: 38 yo male w. insomnia, "neck pain, fatigue, arm pain & calves twitching" fears ALS. A general medical evaluation is indicated & by a Neurologist. If no specific diagnosis is found, then Fibromyalgia might be explanatory. A Rheumatologist can evaluate for Fibromyalgia and prescribe FDA approved medications for this disorder, which is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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Is ALS painful?

Is ALS painful?

Usually not: Pain is not usually a prominent presenting symptom in ALS, but can occur due to spasticity, muscle spasms, and even co-morbities. About 50% of cases experience some pain. One caveat, pelvic pain may herald infection, especially urinary, and chest pain, possibly pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is ALS hereditary?

Can be: Fals - familial is rare, less than 10%. 90% are sporadic sals with unknown cause. There are some generic tests available. ...Read more

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