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Twitch Als Nervous
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
& 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
What to do 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?
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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Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without an exam and appropriate studies. See a neurologist ...Read more
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
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
24m worried bout ALS muscle twitching all over body nothing really feels any weaker than norm just really worried about this awful disease?
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
Is constant involuntary body twitching/jerking, and body pain a sign of ALS or other neuro issues?
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
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
Yes: Either condition can cause these symptoms but there are also many less serious medical conditions that can cause them. ...Read more
Had EMG several years ago and everything was OK. Have had intermittent twitching for 4 years now biceps shake when benching...is this als?
Check it out: If your docs have no answer you may want to see a chiropractor. ...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
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.
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
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
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
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
No: Your collection of symptoms is unlikely to be ALS. ...Read more
I can see and feel my muscles flickering/shaking when in flexed position. Quads and biceps, along with twitching sometime, is this ALS?
No: You do not describe ALS, and typically, the onset occurs from age 55 to 60 yrs of age. ...Read more