Recent content by JEB1979

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    Change in symptoms

    The doctor said it was strange (I don't remember if he specifically uses the word abnormal), especially because when he checked my reflexes last year, they were diminished. Bloodwork was all normal, the first thing they checked was the thyroid. This weird indentation in the stomach is...
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    Change in symptoms

    Hi guys. I posted here last year since at the end of March of last year I started having widespread fasciculations. They were strongest/most constant in my calves but were also occurring in other parts of my body. I went to a neurologist, who detected the fascics but couldn't figure out what...
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    Odd new symptom

    I've had muscular twitching for a whole now. And I know there are other causes for it other than ALS, but this is different. It's a weird vibrating sensation coming from deep within the left leg. It feels uncomfortable and really strange.
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    Odd new symptom

    Hello everyone. I've posted here before, as I've been having weird symptoms since the middle of May of last year. Saw several doctors and finally had an EMG performed last December that detected fasciculations in my legs, but no explanation for the fasciculations I had in other parts of the...
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    Is this atrophy? Is is this bulbar?

    Sure, Lou Gehrig was in his thirties when he was diagnosed with ALS. But it's rare, it usually happens to people who are older, past their fifties. My aunt was diagnosed in her sixties.
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    Regarding bulbar onset ALS

    I have been to neurologists who have characterized my twitches as fasciculations. While they're usually subtle, they are sometimes strong enough to be felt. I've had full bloodwork done, as well as a cervical and thoracic MRI. These were all normal, including my vitamin levels, except for my...
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    I DEFINITELY have atrophy/fasciculationss and had MRI - advice needed please

    Yes, that's very obviously atrophied...I don't blame you at all for being scared and worried, I would be too. You definitely need to see a neurologist as soon as possible and request an EMG and nerve conduction test of the tongue. I'm not sure what hypoglossal nerve palsy is, but a quick...
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    I DEFINITELY have atrophy/fasciculationss and had MRI - advice needed please

    It says "photo unavailable." Could you try imgur.com instead? Might have more luck with that service.
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    I DEFINITELY have atrophy/fasciculationss and had MRI - advice needed please

    Try uploading it onto imgur and just post a link on here...I think that would work.
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    Regarding bulbar onset ALS

    I've spoken about my symptoms before, beginning in mid-May I first noticed fasciculations in my calves, and afterwards in other parts of my body, including my face. Since about a month ago, I've been getting fasciculations in my tongue. At first, it was just one or two every few days, but then...
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    EMG showed abnormalities

    I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy by a doctor, then saw a neurologist who said that ALS is "a possibility," so having neuropathy definitely doesn't rule out ALS.
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    Questions about some symptoms

    If you're a cyclist, your fasciculations are probably due to your exercise routine. You're also only twenty years old. If you're really worried, go to a doctor, but chances are it's most likely nothing.
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    I DEFINITELY have atrophy/fasciculationss and had MRI - advice needed please

    None of us here are doctors. Have you made an appointment with a neurologist yet? Have you had an EMG done?
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    Tongue fasciculations

    I've been having throat clearing issues for about two weeks now, tongue fasciculations started about a month ago. Coincidence? I don't know. I always thought that if your fasciculations were in your legs and arms, that meant limb onset, but after searching this forum, I read about instances of...
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