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So I got emg Monday but Iíve been having weird problems with my right side and he did left I asked him after why he didnít do right and said he wasnít checking for als for me cause I have no signs of it and said abnormaliltys would show up anyway cause Iíve been having 4 months of symptoms the emg on left was 100% clean not even one twitch Iíve just had weird localized pain on right though burning shoulder pins and needles in hand and foot numbness in toes this is on and off all day everyday should I go back he said heíd do another for peace of mind on clinical exam he said I was strongest person heíd seen as 21 year old when I did test I was almost pushing him back lol so is it worth going back or Iím good
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You're good, congrats.

It's very common to do the other side, just in case further tests are needed on the painful side. But ALS signs would show up on either one. And your issues don't mesh with ALS, either. But if they persist (and you might give massage, swimming, stretching a decent shot), your PCP is the person to visit first.

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Thanks Laurie that’s pretty much all I needed to know if it would show on either cause I have had twitches on both sides we were testing for neuropathy you think acupuncture would be a good thing to do?

Also your cat looks just like mine ��

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Acupuncture helps some people, but I would try cheaper and less invasive options first. "Neuropathy" sounds scary, but millions of people have it since it just means there is some problem, not necessarily a serious one, with one or more nerves.

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Iíve had weird symptoms on and off for 4 months had emg come out normal I am in high period of stress because this just cause symptoms donít seem to be going away heavy breathing pain and numbness in toes and hand both right side do you think this is just my anxiety getting best of me for some reason jaw feels stiff today Iím not sure what to do to make this pain go away or if I should go back to doctors been there so many times already with no answer and before all this started was happiest kid in world just wanna go back to being that way
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None of what you describe suggests ALS.

ALS does not involve strange sensations, numbness, pain, or feeling week.

Tingling and heavy breathing can be signs of anxiety.

The normal EMG seals the deal that you do not have ALS.

So keep working with your doctors and get treatment for your anxiety.
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No ALS symptoms and a clean EMG means no ALS. I am not sure how you arrived at the point where you thought you might have it, but nothing you described is ALS. That is wonderful news.

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Mod note- merged treads. Please remain on your already open thread. It helps people to see your posts all in one place.

It sounds like you have a ferocious case of health anxiety, regardless of the cause (not ALS) of your symptoms. Please think about addressing this with your doctor- and please, no more posting here. You have been cleared of ALS, so this forum is not appropriate for you. This is a good thing!

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