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  1. tripete
    02-24-2016 03:46 AM - permalink
    tripete
    There is an unusually high amount of endurance athletes who get ALS, second only to military personnel. I think, and this is just my thoughts, that people who regularly push their bodies beyond the "normal" point and who do not give themselves proper nutrition are more susceptible to a physical breakdown of some sort. So yes I believe the level of training and racing I did for as many years as I did was a contributing factor. That said I would give anything right now to go out and run a 5K.
  2. Runner39
    02-19-2016 09:22 PM - permalink
    Runner39
    Thank you for responded. I really trying not to bother you, but hoping you could answer a few more questions. First of all, I have been to Neuro last year and mentioned twitching and he did clinical exam and told me to move on. My twitching started when i noticed one twitch and googled twitching and ALS came up and overnight I was twitching everywhere. 11 months later I still twitch but hardly notice them too much anymore maybe 10-15 per day down from hundreds when it first started.

    I have self tested myself so much over the last 11 months (I know crazy) and noticed the finger spread weakness (pinky-mainly right one) about 5 months ago. My left pinky strength sometimes is great and sometimes just okay.

    My questions would be how long from neurologist finding weakness until you noticed you couldn't do something? Did you ever notice anything with hands before you went to neurologist for the twitching? Did you lots of twitching or just a few per day?

    Thanks
  3. Mtzu
    02-12-2016 03:50 PM - permalink
    Mtzu
    Hi, sorry for the late reply. I have not been on the forum much the last couple of months and just saw your message. I hate to say it but that's exactly the first sign of weakness I had long after I started twitching. I've been twitching for about 2 years for I was sent to see a neurologist. My primary physician sent me just ease my mind. But, alas, I had to weak fingers. It was a pinky on one hand and a thumb on the other that she could push toward my other fingers far too easily. I'm sorry that you're going through this. I hope it’s not ALS.

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