I started complaining about leg fatigue in August 2015. After being referred to a vein doctor, who cauterized several veins, the fatigue, or weakness as I call it today, returned within a few short weeks. By February, 2016, I went back to my primary care doctor who said that we might be looking at ALS, which of course freaked me out. As such, I started researching different websites, including the ALS Foundation, which led me to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. In April, 2016, the doctors performed a series of tests, which included an EMG.
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I am a new member,a 50 year old Greek lawyer, married mother of two boys 16 and 19 years old.
Father is having hot flashes. The hot flashes have increased in length recently which has effected his ability to sleep- (only sleeping 2 hours a night)
He is taking Baclofin 20 mg every 8 hours and Tizanadine 2 mg 3 times a day. The doctors said his hot flashes are due to the muscle spasms and did not give any advice besides putting him on hospice/pain medication. :\
Hello, hope everyone had a nice Christmas! I'm concerned that I may be developing some ALS symptoms and would like to seek advice. I'm a female, 22 years, active, and haven't had any previous serious medicinal issues. About two months ago I developed an indentation in my left arm right between my deltoid and bicep. I did not hurt or injure it from what I can remember. The indentation is about an inch long and 1/4 inch deep. It's visible and my family has commented on it. The indentation has not got any bigger from when it first appeared.
Hello, folks. I just wanted to ask some questions about symptoms that I've been having. By the way my father does have a cousin who passed away due to ALS. Last Sunday I was walking and looking at Christmas lights and all of the sudden my right leg felt like it lost power and felt weak. I was still walking on it though. It just felt funny. I also started to get a little bit of twitching on my legs as well. Now yesterday my shoulders, arms, and hands started to feel weak and heavy as well. I can still pick objects up but it just feels funny and heavy. I am very anxious that it might be ALS.
My father was recently diagnosed with ALS, its onset is in the bulbar region, we are currently waiting for his first Doctor's appt, which seems to be taking forever. I am just looking to someone to give me advice about how quickly the disease will progress etc...really just need some information from someone has gone through...thank-you
Hello ima male 22 years old and very active I teach jiujitsu for a living and I've had twiching all around my body but is most aggrisve in my right hamstring...its been happening for 6-7 days now I'm kinda freaking out and wondering if its to early to go to the doctor...I have no weakness I ran 3 miles yesterday no issue when I get home it acts up a lil but today I didn't run took a rest day and my right hamstring is really acting up...I'm also wondering if there is anyone who's had twitches like that for a while and has not had any weakness and has not been diganosed with asl...and dose m
Hello ive been freaking out for about a week ive had non stop twiching all over my body but now its mostly just in my right hamstring non stop...I'm wondering if it to early to go to the doctor?
In January of 2015 I was pregnant and in nursing school I started having leg twitching. In January of 2016 I lost vision in my left eye for 45 seconds or so, had an MRI In which case they found 9 lesions, sent me to an MS specialist in march who said I did not have ms but that we would do a repeat MRI in July.. we did and the lesions were unchanged. He said he didnt think I had ms and that I most definitely didn't have mnd... we would do another scan in July of 217 since then I've had widespread twitching. No atrophy and perceived weakness.
Today I celebrate the three-year anniversary of the worst day of my life. I was so scared that day, looking ahead to life in a wheelchair, giving up all independence, and being such a tremendous burden to my family. All of that happened, and there is no way to sugarcoat how difficult it has been for me, and all those close to me. But the weird part is, how much joy I have experienced as well on this roller coaster ride.