Riluzole and increased fasciculations

Hello, I started Riluzole last Monday.  By Thursday, I could not lift my right leg or put my weight on it as I did a few days before. 

I also had an increase in fasciculations.  While I understand that it is unlikely from the medicine but I wondered if anyone else had this experience.   

I stopped the med on Thursday and feel a bit better.


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Hi Cathie,

I think searching the forums you might find some answers from past members. You can also try posting your question in the General ALS Forum so that others can help answer your question.

On quick glance, you may wish to read the following threads to get an idea of other people's experiences on Riluzole:

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