Hello, I am a 24 year old male and I've had widespread muscle twitching for almost a year now with no other symptoms. It would come and go and cause no problems. I figured it was BFS and didn't worry much... especially since I had a physical neurological exam and clear brain MRI within 2-3 weeks before the twitching started. I had this done to find out what caused a week of various paresthesias in my left side... they said probably a migraine.
Fast forward to the present... about a month ago I had a twitch in my left thigh and left arm that stayed for almost half a day. It felt a bit sore after but faded quickly... weird, right? After that, a day or so later a muscle below my right shoulder blade started twitching and although it stopped intermittently it lasted about 5 to 6 days in total. It started off very noticeable but it eventually faded away until I had to touch it with my hand to be sure it was still there. Once it stopped, I noticed my arm felt a bit funny but figured it was just a bit tired from the workout.
Now, my shoulder is drooping and my right arm is weaker than the left. I thought it was perceived at first but lifting weights I cannot do as much anymore even though it is my dominant side. There may be some scapula winging... I notice my shoulder feels rather "loose" when I do the wall test versus my left side. I wonder if this is a sign of muscle atrophy since I can't get a real good look at my back. It hasn't gotten any better and if anything is slightly worse... leading to this anxiety.
Everytime I google these symptoms ALS comes up and even though I know age is on my side, I don't know what else this could be. I've read about studies where twitching presents first and then within a year weakness comes, and that shoulder girdle weakness is a hallmark of this disease. I know I haven't been diagnosed with anything and I don't want to belittle anyone who has this insidious disease but I am really scared and I can't get in to see a doctor for quite a while.
Does this sound like ALS? Thank you for your support and help.