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Muscle Twitching Mean Als
24m worried bout ALS muscle twitching all over body nothing really feels any weaker than norm just really worried about this awful disease?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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Intermittent random muscle twitching that jumps around . Without weakness is this most likely benign and not ALS?
Usually benign: Fasciculations does not = 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. See a Neurologist for eval if needed. ...Read more
Since August 20 I started to have dayli muscle twitching all over my body that last a few seconds. Should I be concerned ALS , MS or something bad.
Since last week I started to have muscle twitching,then burning n pain,now some spasm. I'm scare cos searching said ALS or MS. Could it be or not.
Pesky Doctor Google!: If your "searching" led you to jump to MS or ALS as possible coses of your symptoms, that shows clearly that you don't know how to evaluate what you're reading as it applies to your body. Stop "searching" and leave the diagnosing to the doctors. ...Read more
Hereditary ALS: Genetic familial ALS is very rare, and clusters in folks of South Pacific backgrounds. Most likely you have benign fasciculations, but thyroid dysfunction may also be a culprit. Suggest you have these items checked by a neurologist, just to reassure you if nothing else. My condolences for the loss of your sister. ...Read more
No: Your collection of symptoms is unlikely to be ALS. ...Read more
Began this week - intense bilateral nonstop muscle twitching in feet/calves. No weakness. Does a bilateral onset suggest something other than ALS?
Several possibilitie: Unless someone, a doctor, told you that you have ALS, I don't think that is the first thing to come to mind. Electrolyte abnormalities (K, Ca, Mg) should be checked, along with thyroid function. Certain medications and illicit drugs can be a major factor. I suggest you consult with your family doctor. Good luck! ...Read more