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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
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
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
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
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disorder of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that play a role in controlling voluntary muscle movement. While few cases may be due to a genetic defect, the cause is usually unknown. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, muscle ...Read more
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