1. M

    Questions about symptoms

    Hi everyone. I am posting here for the second time, my first thread being that I was due for an EMG. The neurologist I went to here in South Africa deemed it unnecessary, although he did zero tests for any muscle weakness and is by no means an expert on ALS. He was extremely dismissive and did...
  2. M

    So worried

    Hi all, I've been having some issues and I'm terrified.. It started about 3 mos ago, noticed twitching in my eye then in my chest, about a month ago I noticed that my right foot and two fingers on my right hand felt "off" my foot felt heavy.. Then twitching started all over my body constantly...
  3. Kristina1

    can you reverse contracture?

    Is it possible to reverse contacture? I have curling fingers, I now wear a splint/orthotic as often as i can to stop it getting worse, but is there a way to reverse the damage already done? Two of my fingers have a lot of pain from it.
  4. L


    Hello everyone. I have been driving myself crazy the last few weeks. It seems like over the last couple months I was experiencing some pain in my right knee. Not all the time, nothing major. Fast forward til about 2 weeks ago. I started having some rib pain on my left side, then knee pain on my...
  5. H

    Please help set my mind at ease.

    Last December I noticed that my lower arms, wrists and fingers felt a bit weaker. I seem a lot more clumsy with my hands, knocking things over often and dropping things a lot. I went to the doctors and she did a standard neuro test that was normal. Pushing on her hands, squeezing her fingers...
  6. MarieLaure

    Soon after diagnosis

    On his first clinic day after diagnosis my dad saw a psychologist who asked him to model how he saw himself in a sort of clay or children doth sort of thing. At the time he could still move his hands a bit but not all of his fingers. He was surprised to see that his work made him think of...
  7. R

    Advice on symptoms - "weak" leg & twitching

    Hi All, Like many others on here, I have tried to avoid posting for as long as possible but would really appreciate your views on my symptoms based on your experiences. From what I have read, this site is a tremendous support and your are all very generous with your time. My summarized story...
  8. Q

    Should I ask a doctor about ALS?

    I will try to skip as much ramble as possible and just get into the details. I’m a 22 year old female. About a year ago I started noticing twitches, kind of all over my body. I didn’t think much of it apart from think it was really weird. Then one day I decided to ask google and ALS came up...
  9. R

    Terrified Bulbar or Limb Onset? Varying Symptoms

    Hello, I've been reading this forum for a few weeks now and I've held back from posting my symptoms but it seems to be progressing so I'm more anxious. I'm 28 year old male and I'm extremely worried that I might have early symptoms of Bulbar or Limb onset ALS. It all started about 7 months ago...
  10. C

    Follow up, same symptoms and test results. Upcoming EMG

    Hello i posted on here a few weeks ago and since then i saw a neurologist regarding my concerning symptoms, would post in my old thread but its closed and i was wondering if i could ask some questions. Since my last post, the weakness (I will say perceived weakness for the time being as the...