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The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more
How worrisome are (real) tongue fasciculations in an otherwise healthy 26 yo male? There seems to be contradictory info on the web.
How do you feel: There is ALWAYS contradictory information online. Our Med school dean in Kansas City had these for most of his life with no problems. ...Read more
Yes: You may have what is called Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. The cause is as yet unknown. Patients have fasciculation or twitching in various voluntary muscles along with other signs and symptoms. The prognosis is good to excellent. Does not lead to any physical impairment of the body. SEE: http://bit.ly/1pueq5y ...Read more
Is there a difference between benign tongue fasciculations and the ones seen in ALS? I've read beign fasciculations in the tongue doesn't exist, true?
I've been getting tongue fasciculations for about six months now. My tongue EMG was clean. Can it still be ALS?
Tongue fasciculations for one year. Teo clean emg's. What are the odds of it being bulbar ALS? No other symptoms.
Last questions. Once you have fasciculations, can an emg be done to soon? Is occasional tongue fasciculations signs of als?
Last answer: The tongue is innervated by the hypoglossal nerve at the caudal end of the brainstem. ALS starting there relentlessly spreads rostrally to other cranial nerves & caudally into the cervical spinal cord (nerves to arms & hands). There is no cure so EMG/NCSs are never too "late" or too "soon." Do you want someone doing an EMG on your tongue? I wouldn't. Just follow your neurologist's advice. ...Read more
I worry about my occasional tongue fasciculations since I've read they are only due to als. I had a clean emg on my tongue yesterday. ?
Fasciculations: Tongue fasciculations are not only caused by ALS, but one would think so, after reading the internet. If the EMG is normal that is a very reassuring sign. Sometimes medications can cause these symptoms too. If that is the only symptom you have right now there is nothing to be concerned about.. Lykke til! ...Read more
Does fasciculations in ALS come and go, or are they constant until the muscle dies? I have tongue fasciculations.
Fasciculations?: The muscles don't die. In ALS, cell death occurs in the nervous system. Did you diagnose yourself with tongue fasciculations or did a doctor? Not all fasciculations are a sign of ALS (MND in the UK). If you're concerned (not inappropriate), get worked up. Swedish neurologists are considered among the best in their field worldwide. P.S. Are you sure it's not the Abilify (aripiprazole)? ...Read more
Neurologists: tongue fasciculations always indicative of ALS, is this a myth? I've had them daily for six months.
MOVEMENT DISORDER: Spontaneous movements of tongue are non-specific, and can be associated with numerous causes, many very benign. For example, uncontrollable tongue movements may be seen as a medication reaction to psychotropic drugs, and you appear to be taking three. Very doubtful you have ALS, and far more likely your tongue issues are eminently reversible. ...Read more