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What Sequence Of Symptoms Occurs In Als
ALS symptoms vary: ALS symptoms may vary from person to person. For some people muscles throughout the body may be affected, in others, it may only be in the arms or legs. Shared symptoms include painless weakness, muscle wasting, weight loss, and spontaneous muscle contractures (fasciculations). Sensation is not affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle weakness: Als (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a nerve disease that causes increasing muscle weakness (eventual paralysis). There can be difficulty moving the toes or lifting up the foot. Then the feet, ankles, and legs get weaker. The hands get weaker and can become uncoordinated. Problems with speech & swallowing show up. Patients are usually in the 40-60 year-old range. 90-95% of ALS occurs randomly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Twitching of muscles, called fasciculations, weakness, atrophy of muscles, and later, involvement of tongue, ability to swallow, terminal problems with breathing, and inability to move about or take care of ADL's. Often associated with increased reflexes, in spite of loss of muscle bulk, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am afraid I have als. I've been crazy the past year with different symptoms. son in hospital and need to concentrate on him, but so scared! help!
WHY ALS?: Understand your stressors and worries, but not sure why you think you have ALS, which typically affects folks older than you. If you find muscles atrophying, flickering from fasciculations, and becoming progressively weaker with trouble swallowing and articulating your speech, you need to seek neurological attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm terrified I have ALS! What are the symptoms?! How common is it? Genetic? Would it show up on an MRI?! Aaaah!
It is more likely: that you have an anxiety disorder or OCD. Please see your doc and then a mental health professional who specializes in anxiety or OCD. I'm sure this is torture for you but the proper treatment can be very helpful. Claire Weakes old book "Hope and Help for your Nerves" may provide some help along the way. Peace and good health to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friends mom has ALS. Friend got tested and shows positive for familial ALS. She is 50 with no symptoms. Is there a chance she may not get ALS?
Possibility: There are several genes associated with familial ALS and the majority are autosomal dominant with adult onset. There is one gene that is autosomal recessive that can have adult onset. So it would really depend upon what gene was tested for but there is a probability she will develop ALS if it is an autosomal dominant gene. However, clinical variation exists and it is hard to say for absolute. ...Read more
Tongue fasciculations for one year. Teo clean emg's. What are the odds of it being bulbar ALS? No other symptoms.
ALS VS MMN.... Doctors were tossing around both diagnosis... 2 Months of IVIG treatments... no results... Been 1 years symptoms worse. what next???
Complex isuue: Sorry what you are gong through , unfortunately some diseases are difficult to diagnose and equally treat them. This is the situation where you can take a second opinion , your current doctor(s) will not get up set , as a mater of fact will help you to seek , their best interest is you. ...Read more
Was convinced i had cancer and seemed to "noticed symptoms." Now i think i have ALS and seem to "notice symptoms."Does this sound like health anxiety?
Hypochondriasis: Without knowing all the facts, ur family history, or physical exam / lab results, it is hard to say 4 sure. But, given how rare both cancer and ALS is in ur age group, I think u r overreacting. Access 2 too much medical information can cause problems ranging from overreaction to anxiety disorder to hypochondria to an obsessive disorder. Be assured that both ALS & cancer are rare. TTYD for advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by itself: If the only abnormality on your neurological exam is "weak" reflex in the left arm (which would technically be the triceps or the biceps reflex since the arm is that part of the upper extremity between shoulder and elbow) then, nobody could make a diagnosis of ALS based on this finding alone. Also, you are in the wrong age group for ALS and women are far less affected than men. All the best. ...Read more
How confident should I be if my neurologist said I have nothing neurologically wrong with me but I still have weird symptoms? I have deep fear of ALS
I am 23 years old constantly worrying about bulbar als. I have a feeling of mucous in my jugular notch that i can't cough nor swallow.Is it a symptom?
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