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    Some symptoms

    I've been going through an ALS scare myself - all because my GP saw twitching and brisk reflexes, and referred me for an EMG (I did find out later that he was indeed worried about ALS). I haven't been diagnosed! You should look at benign fasciculations - there is a webpage where everybody...
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    EMG concerns

    Thanks so much, tr! Good point! The twitching in my hands has definitely reduced... Ted, at the neuro's they mentioned weakness in the pinky (I think the muscle that moves the pinky out away from the body). At the GP, he couldn't reproduce the finding, and I can still move that muscle well a...
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    EMG concerns

    I have been reluctant to post again, because some of the responses have been downright cruel and I am apparently unintentionally insulting people (which really is not my intention). At any rate - my GP has gotten back to me regarding the EMG report. It wasn't completely normal after all -...
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    EMG concerns

    I am sooo sorry that I am apparently insulting people. I really am. And I am not sure why this sounds familiar. I did read in several papers that temperature is important (among other things, fibrillations and short waves may be reduced or disappear). For instance, one EMG lab (which keeps the...
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    EMG concerns

    Just another question: How warm (temperature wise) were your EMG labs? Above or at normal room temperature? I was quite cold, especially later on during the exam (and I did mention it to the neuro, but he just squeezed my foot)...And now I am reading that this can reduce or eliminate...
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    EMG concerns

    Thanks notme: I meant of course that the eyelids are a common location for benign twitching. From the comments of the neuro when setting up the NC/EMG test, I think they expected to find an ulnar nerve problem due to the pinky weakness - but none was found. Blood tests already ruled out...
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    EMG concerns

    Thanks so so much for the responses everybody. The symptoms are subtle but hard to ignore, the pretty much constant twitching in weird places (I haven't had a single eyelid twitch, which I thought is a more typical location), and the 2-3 weeks of soreness which is hard to describe (sore joints...
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    EMG concerns

    First off, thanks so much for taking time to read through my lengthy post. So...a persistent and continuous twitch between the thumb and index finger on the right brought me to the GP (I am 37 years old) - that specific twich stopped after 2 weeks. Very frequent (as in several per minute)...
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