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    Health Anxiety - the scourge of my life.

    Hello to you folks here on the ALS forums, The reason I'm here is two fold. One; a) I have an interest in learning more about ALS and how it works, what it does, etc. Genuine curiosity. b) I suffer from crippling health anxiety(hypochondria) which makes life a living hell sometimes. :(...
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    What do you mean with this sentence?

    Hello everybody, I'm Lorenzo 21 years old and from Belgium. Three months ago I start searching for those fasciculations in my body. The first site I found was a ALS site and Wikipedia ofcourse. Can you describe what a fasciculation is or a muscle twitch? I don't think I have fasciculations...
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    Sorry one more ALS question...Freaking me out

    I have this very fine constant muscle twitch that I can't feel..You have to look very closely to notice it..It is the same muscle in both arms..I showed it to my neurologist but he didn't seemed concerned..I'm reading online that twitches that you can see but don't feel are indicative of ALS..Is...
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    My symptoms

    39yo male, formerly reasonably athletic (good skier). Not a hypochondriac or typically an anxious person. Went to a doctor maybe 5 times total for minor issues from 2000-2008. Onset of first symptoms (fatigue/weakness) was early 2009. No diagnosis of anything at this point. MRI of cervical...
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    Progressively scared

    Okay, from what started as a sciatic like pain in my left leg three months ago, I'm left with weakness in that left leg, but not enough that it is useless. The weakness seems to be more in the aductor muscles and hamstring, secondarily in the calf. I feel it when I first get up from a chair or...
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    terrified of new and progressing symptoms.

    Hello friends, This is my first post in a while I was trying to avoid the internet and clear my head of everything to see if symptoms would get better but I was wrong. I am 22 and I am a cook at a local pizzeria and a mechanic by hobby. my symptoms started in august of 2010. The first...
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    Constant Fear

    I am looking for a general question about ALS and I knew this was the place to come. I have been a visitor to this site for a few years off and on...and have always talked myself out of posting to the forum for fear of being bashed for asking about symptoms..even though I have probably...
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    Help!

    Hello everyone, great to see such supportive and responsive people here. Obviously I worry because I'm here telling you about what's going on with me... I'm a 25 yo male. I've consulted the Web many times with my symptoms and it seems ALS most closely matches what I've been experiencing. I...
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    My younger brother just diagnosed with ALS

    Hi All, My younger brother (42) was just diagnosed with ALS, needless to say we are all in shock and searching for info/treatments/answers. There seems to be a lot of "internet voodoo" when it comes to cures/treatments. So I have a few questions, if people would be so kind to answer: He...
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    Positive babinksi sign and foot drop on the same side

    I have a positive babinski reflex on the left side as well as a drop foot on the same side. If babinski is upper motor and foot drop is lower motor would this be ALS because it involves both upper and lower? I keep getting put off by doctors and my sister demanded an emg by my doctor on...
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