Perceived ALS symptoms


I wanted to see if I could get any input. For the past 5 days I have noticed a tingling feeling in the same spot on the outside of my right heel. This feeling comes and goes but is pretty consistant through out the day. It feels tingly but presents itself in sort of a twitching manner in that it is very short lived and then is gone or will do it a couple times in a row then stops. Since then my right leg has seemed somewhat tight/shakey/weak although I can still do everything normally with it. I also get quite a few twitches through out that leg as well except all in different places. The heel is the only thing consistant. I have had previously a feeling that it was hard to hold my head up and I felt like I was slurring my words so I was referred to a neurologist where I was verbally told I didn't have ALS but was sent for an mri of the brain and spine to check for any abnormalities. There were none found so the neurologist scheduled me to come back for an EMG. Since then, my neck and speech symptoms went away but all of the sudden this with my foot has came on. Besides the tingling/twitching feeling and the fact that my leg feels weak/shakey/ not normal I don't really have any other symptoms that I know of. I go for my EMG next week but anxiety is starting to take over. I am a 26 year old with no family history of it so I know odds are against me, but it sure feels like something isn't right and my symptoms seeming to me consistant with ALS symptoms has me nervous. I know nobody is a doctor and I am going to see one next week but I just wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts? Thank you.

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