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  1. S

    Proof that widespread twitching is related to ALS

    I recently came across this article and I'm freaking out now: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11464925 Everything I've read on here says that widespread twitching is not indicative of ALS, but this article states otherwise. The worst part is that I had an emg last year that the neuro...
  2. A

    Age 20, EMG probable ALS ?

    Hey everyone, I am 20 years old, I have alwaya been twtiching mildly across my calves and maybe other parts too, did not pay attention to it. However 8 months ago I started twitching in my tricep, localy, it was a hotspot which lasted on and off 2 months. It vanished after and now I mainly get...
  3. Q

    Worth a follow up?

    37 years old. In May of 2017 I began having fasicularions and my reflexes were described as brisk. My EMG had this snippet: "Increased insertional activity, fibrillation, or positive sharp wave potentials suggestive of active denervation were noted in the bilateral FDI foot muscles in...
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    Questions about Symptoms/EMG

    Thank you all for taking the time to read my post and I would appreciate any advice or knowledge you can pass on. I have read the "before you post sticky". So this all started the the 1st week in Dec, I woke up 1 morning and had a persistent twitch in my left thigh. It prob went on 4-5 days...
  5. M

    Update:

    Original thread was closed. https://www.alsforums.com/forum/do-i-have-als-als/43465-delayed-introduction.html I just had a clean Brain MRI. I had a 2nd EMG due to pushing for further diagnostics. The EMG Dr. Said I now show signs of irritated nerve root in the lower back. I have increased...
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    Haven't been here since 2011 and now I am scared. Triggered again.

    So I am back after a brief hospital stay which caused whatever I have to flair up again. It all began in 2011 *******-------Feb 4-5th 2019-----------********* So went back to same neuro with exasperated symptoms after a brief stay in the hospital for severe constipation. After the hospital...
  7. E

    Balance issues

    Hello everybody, I have a question that I felt like couldn't be answered in the Stickies. For about 3 weeks I have had issues where I am walking, and if I do a quick turn on one leg, I stumble a bit. I have gotten out of bed at night to have my legs shake uncontrollably, or I stumble around the...
  8. M

    Likely Not ALS - that's good news!

    2 prior EMGs (Nov & Dec) with neurologist #1 noted chronic denervation, resulting in a "Possible ALS" diagnosis. First EMG (Aug) did not show any issues. Dr #1 was clear that lack of muscle weakness/atrophy after 9 mos of continuous fasciculations and cramping was encouraging. Next EMG in 3...
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    Question about EMG

    I would like to ask one thing about EMG. I had my EMG (clean) but still I have some concerns, since i've been reading scientific studies on the Internet which made me a little worried. (Symptoms lasting from september) I don't understand how a little group of muscles can be in fact useful for...
  10. K

    Sorry to find myself here but glad I found you

    Finally, here. I have been a longtime lurker. I have been tempted to ask questions, but ultimately I decided to wait. And I waited for a long time. Having been finally diagnosed, I will let you know how everything began. In the spring of 2016, I started noticing some problems with my left...
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