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    Worried about my symptoms

    So at this point I have been diagnosed with "possible ALS". I saw an ALS specialist and he said ALS and "Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome" were on the list... but since then I have begun to develop balance issue. I am unable to complete the toe to heel walking in a straight line, after I move the...
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    Worried about my symptoms

    I got a message from the neurologist saying there were fasiculations detected during the EMG, which seems to go against the "clean" comment he gave me directly after the test. I also have some pretty major muscle fatigue in the calves and thighs and the fasiculations in my right calf have...
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    Clean EMG with ALS?

    I'm curious because I'm reading conflicting information in studies as to the likelihood of a clean EMG but still having ALS. One paper shows 10% of cases reveal no major EMG abnormalities for those already diagnosed with ALS... Has anyone here who has been diagnosed, had a clean EMG only to...
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    Worried about my symptoms

    I was able to go through the strength tests in the office without issue (walking on the toes, walking on the heels), however my biggest issue right now is walking. Walking is not particularly awkward, but after I stand on my legs a few minutes I feel like I need to sit down, because my calves...
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    Worried about my symptoms

    I asked my doctor but he said it could only be completely ruled out by monitoring the symptoms over time. Which isn't too comforting of a thing to hear when no data is given on ALS/Fasciculations/EMG corelations :(
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    Worried about my symptoms

    EMG and MRI came back clean, but the doctor said he wanted to see me in a few weeks because my facsiculations were so constant (they are all over my calves and thighs with one occurring every half second or less). He also noted facsiculations on my tongue... He would not say whether he though I...
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    Worried about my symptoms

    So I took the advice and tried to calm down and pull away from looking up symptoms online until after my appointment. The appointment was today and he noted the twitching in the legs, and also fast reflexes and tight muscles... He has scheduled me for future EMGs and MRI's but said it's possible...
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    Worried about my symptoms

    Thanks for the responses all. I have a question about progression, is it normal for symptoms to show up very rapidly? In the few days since my first post I have developed the following symptoms: 1. One muscle on the lower side of my face feels very numb. 2. My pinky finger on my left hand is...
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    Worried about my symptoms

    I'm a 26yo male and I've recently had a lot of distress with symptoms and am worried it could be ALS. I'm curious if anyone here can share their opinion. The order of the symptoms is: 1. Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears) - Started 3 Months Ago - Getting Worse - Constant 2. Buzzing/Tingling in the...
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