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Is all over twitching a later stage symptom og als?

Is all over twitching a later stage symptom og als?

Not really: ALS is a disease of the motor nerve cell, so causes weakness and muscular atrophy, with the flickering fasciculatory activity seen in scattered muscles over the course of progression. Overall twitching could represent a different disorder, and on its own, would not be a feature of ALS. ...Read more

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How often is twitching first sign of ALS. I read 6.7% in a study. Is this correct?

How often is twitching first sign of ALS. I read 6.7% in a study. Is this correct?

& still they come...: I thought that the epidemic of ALS anxiety in completely healthy young people brought on by that furshlugginer ice-bucket challenge thing had died down, but apparently it's not dead. Instead of reading about twitching in ALS, you should be doing the reverse: Researching the differential diagnosis of twitching. That's actually meaningful (and will be reassuring). ...Read more

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What to do if I have been twitching ever since my grandfather that has als, is this a sign that I may have it?

Probably reactive: Probably nervous reaction to fact that father has severe neurologic disorder. Most cases of ALS are sporadic with out cause. Few about 5% have genetic origins. You should consult neurologist for twitching with good exam to reassure you of etiology of the twitching. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been twitching ever since my grandfather that has als, is this a sign that I may have it?

What do you suggest if I have been twitching ever since my grandfather that has als, is this a sign that I may have it?

Probably reactive: Probably nervous reaction to fact that father has severe neurologic disorder. Most cases of ALS are sporadic with out cause. Few about 5% have genetic origins. You should consult neurologist for twitching with good exam to reassure you of etiology of the twitching. ...Read more

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If an emg is normal on one side should I ask for the other side? Musvle twitching and worried about als. My neuro was fine with just doing the one side. Very worried about this!

ALS....: Was the EMG test done in the muscles that were twitching at the time they were twitching? In order to be absolutely certain about the reason for the twitching, you need to see a neurologist. The neurologist will review the EMG study, do a physical exam and decide what, if any, further testing you need to determine the etiology of your twitching. The twitching can be benign, like fatigue. See neuro ...Read more

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Been twitching all over body for 3 years. Could it be ALS. I do have generalized weakness.

Been twitching all over body for 3 years. Could it be ALS. I do have generalized weakness.

Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without an exam and appropriate studies. See a neurologist ...Read more

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My cheek has been twitching non stop for 2 months now its all over is this indicative of als?

My cheek has been twitching non stop for 2 months now its all over is this indicative of als?

Cheek twitching.: Cheek twitching may rarely be due to fasciculation yet far more likely be caused by hemifacial spasm. Fasciculation is a sign of ALS yet very unlikely to be found on the cheek. Your risk of ALS without other symptoms is extremely low especially at your young age. Benign fasciculations are far more common. ...Read more

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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?

Relax: You may have muscular irritability, but your description is not at all worrisome for ALS, which is a rather uncommon condition in general. Might see your doctor and get examined, as many benign conditions can be reversed. ...Read more

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24m worried bout ALS muscle twitching all over body nothing really feels any weaker than norm just really worried about this awful disease?

24m worried bout ALS muscle twitching all over body nothing really feels any weaker than norm just really worried about this awful disease?

ALS: I would have it evaluated then. Put your mind at ease. See a neurologist or physiatrist and get a good evaluation and possibly an electrodiagnostic study. Twitching in muscle is common and usually benign. ...Read more

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Had a clean EMG on right side body, but twitching is more active on left. The right side twitches as well, just less. Is this enough to say no ALS?

Had a clean EMG on right side body, but twitching is more active on left. The right side twitches as well, just less. Is this enough to say no ALS?

ALS is not likely: ALS diagnosis is unlikely. 'Twitching' is the
least specific symptom and if there are no other symptoms, the diagnosis could not be made at this time. The normal EMG and your age further suggest that this is not likely ALS. If you have symptoms besides the twitching, consulting with a neurologist would be suggested ...Read more

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Twitching sensation feels like throbbing every body. Comes and goes. Is it MS or ALS?

Twitching: Your symptoms do not sound like MS or ALS. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, eating a well balanced diet with 3 meals per day, and getting enough sleep every night. If your symptoms continue, you need to see you physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?

ALS concerns: Are best addressed by a Neurologist who treats this. (Not all neurologists do) Exclude the many conditions that can cause muscle twitching first. Start with PMD and some blood tests and ask about a neurology consultation. ...Read more

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Intermittent random muscle twitching that jumps around. Without weakness is this most likely benign and not ALS?

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

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For the past couple months I have noticed random muscle twitching. Lasts 2-3 seconds. No weakness. 34 yr old female. Chance of ALS?

Muscle twitch: Many causes of muscle twitches, ALS is not likely to be the cause of them. If they persist or increase in frequency or length of time, u should be checked. ...Read more

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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 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

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Arm Twitching all day. Uncle died of als?

Arm Twitching all day. Uncle died of als?

Probably not ALS: Fortunately it is unlikely that you inherited any gene for ALS (90-95% of ALS is NOT inherited) and it was your uncle, not your parent! The most common first symptom of ALS is weakness and atrophy (shrinking) of muscles in the affected body part. Sometimes muscle twitches can simply be from pinched nerves or overuse/fatigue of a muscle. If the symptoms continue, see your DR. ...Read more

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Can MS or ALS cause muscle twitching and headaches?

Can MS or ALS cause muscle twitching and headaches?

Yes: Either condition can cause these symptoms but there are also many less serious medical conditions that can cause them. ...Read more

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Achy legs and random twitching in body. Very scared! Could this be als?

NOT ALS: However, maybe you should be evaluated for the onset of a small fiber neuropathy. Have a neurologist check your symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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Now entering 7th month of twitching. Started in calf and both calves twitch constant all day long plus now body wide. No weakness noted. Worried ALS.

See a neurologist: Symptoms persisting that long need to be evaluated. Could be a neurologic condition or an electrolyte imbalance. Other possibilities include nerve pressure from spinal intervertebral discs. Start with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Twitching bodywide 16 months. EMG clean (only fascias) at 12 months. Clean clinical at 15 months. Told BFS by neuro at 15 months. Can it still be ALS?

It's always possible: It is impossible to 'exclude' a diagnosis - and even if you don't have ALS now you could still start to develop it next week. Having said that, if you have not developed any muscle weakness after 16 months then it is very unlikely that the fasciculations are a manifestation of ALS - your neurologist's suggestion of it being cramp fasciculation syndrome is much more likely. ...Read more

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Sister died of ALS I am experiencing muscle twitching and tingling, no noticeable weakness. ALS?

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

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My upper right eyelid has been twitching slightly on and off. No other symptoms. Very anxious it is a MS or ALS symptom. Should I worry? So anxious, cryin

My upper right eyelid has been twitching slightly on and off. No other symptoms. Very anxious it is a MS or ALS symptom. Should I worry? So anxious, cryin

MS?: Other symptoms exist. Refer to diagram, and please consult your pcp for referral to Neurologist if warranted following exam. One isolated symptom does not warrant diagnosis of MS. ...Read more

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Twitching body wide mainly in legs for 19 months. Clean EMG (just fascias) at 12 months. Clean clinical at 15 months. Am I now in clear regarding ALS?

Twitching body wide mainly in legs for 19 months. Clean EMG (just fascias) at 12 months. Clean clinical at 15 months. Am I now in clear regarding ALS?

Twitching: I can't comment on your ALS probability but your neurologist can. I can say that muscle twitches can be related to low magnesium levels. Please see a nutritionist or naturally-oriented physician. He/she can test your magnesium level and suggest supplementation. Jigsaw brand magnesium is a good brand if available. Too much of some types can cause the runs. Peace and good health. ...Read more