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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
For the past couple months I have noticed random muscle twitching. Lasts 2-3 seconds. No weakness. 34 yr old female. Chance of ALS?
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.
Fasciculations: This is quite common and nobody understands it. If everything else is good, relax. This is not how either illness presents. You may read up on "benign fasciculation syndrome" if you want. Some folks say that there are associated systemic symptoms such as fatigue; I doubt this. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Worried about ALS, muscle twitching in upper thigh and biceps/forearms for 2 weeks, possible weakness, muscles feel tired. Should continue worry ALS?
Can ALS have sudden onset within 3 weeks? 35 yr old female. Started hand aches, now right forearm tightness. Muscle twitching random. Scared
Hand symptoms: There are many potential reasons for hand and forearm symptoms such as those you're describing, so there is no reason to jump to the conclusion that you have ALS. If your symptoms are persistent, you should see your doctor for a physical exam, to determine the cause of your problem. Good luck. ...Read more
How common is ALS before 30 with no family history? 28/white/male worried about ALS due to 2 weeks of muscle twitching, possible weakness in arms/legs
Not common: Not common, certainly, but if you are concerned I would not hesitate to be fully evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more
I got tested for gonorrhea it came back posistive after I look on line seeing gonorrhea contract HIV I got scared stress started crying i.Get muscle twitching wen im up but not wen I sleep I loss my appetite can't focus im getn weird sharp pain but it als
Probably not HIV: I agree with previous reply. I'll add that although having or getting gonorrhea does increase the risk of HIV, gonorrhea is far more common than HIV and the odds are you don't have HIV. Get tested for HIV if not yet done; you can expect negative. HIV doesn't cause symptoms like yours; I agree it's probably stress/anxiety. If your gonorrhea hasn't yet been treated, get to the clinic or doctor ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have high anxiety. 35 yr old female. NormalCBC negative ANA, started muscle twitching random places, hand cramps. ALS? Brain MRI negative. Please advi
Ask your primary: Care MD for referrals to a psychiatrist & psychologist for diagnosis & treatment of your Anxiety Disorder (s). Anti-anxiety medications may help, at least during the 1st months of Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy. Also ask for a referral to a neurologist to address your concerns. A normal neurological exam helps confirm a dx. Of Illness Anxiety Disorder, but does not make its symptoms go away. ...Read more
Stiff fingers, hand feels weak, dizzy, tingly hands/feet, tremors all over, muscle twitching, trouble finding words. Had MRI's&Bld tsts. ALS?
In my case I'm 22, I have twitching n n jerking in some body muscle, left leg and arm feal weak on and off, could that mean ALS, what's the %?
<1% chance of ALS.: It is common for people to experience muscle twitching phenomena. Be healthy, eat right, exercise, & do not worry. In the early stages amyotrophic lateral sclerosis presents with increasing weakness in one limb, usually a hand. Fasciculations (twitching muscle fibers) are usually subtle. Then speech & swallowing difficulties are seen, as is difficulty walking. Still worried? Your MD can do a test. ...Read more
Is muscle jerking and twitching on difrent parts of body signs of als, or only if it's in one part? Not constant they come and they go?
Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more