I discovered in one of our early visits to the neurologist that I was using the medical term - fasciculations, incorrectly.
Fasciculation - a brief, spontaneous contraction affecting a small number of muscle fibers, often causing a flicker of movement under the skin. It can be a symptom of...
I know I am risking being deemed an annoyance, but I'm hoping that all of you who have experienced the tragedy of ALS will forgive me and grant me consideration one more time.
The breathing and swallowing difficulties noted in my previous thread continue unabated, but I'm now experiencing...
I’ve been doing lots of research and not getting good information from my doctors - and it’s gotten to a point where I’m getting extremely anxious/scared and just need help and opinions from others.
So I suffer from muscle atrophy and weakness in my left side (notably my left...
I will try to make this brief.
*. Muscle twitching: started out in a few places about a month ago. Then increased all over. Now has decreased but in more specific spots (calves, thighs, abdomen, shoulder area). It seems almost as if the twitching is moving from lower body to...
I am worried that I might have ALS.
I am a 27 year old female.
My first symptoms began about 1 month ago with weakness in my arms. About 12 days ago I began having twitching throughout my body. The twitching began everywhere including, arms, legs, hands, back, stomach, butt. Over the...
Well, damn. My local neurologist, after two months of elimination tests, has now indicated likely NMD, with ALS being the most likely candidate.
He basically kicked the can down the road and referred me to Dr. Pulley at Jacksonville Shands. We see him in late April for a second EMG and opinion...
I'm hesitant to post here because of the seriousness of the disease in which I'm extremely anxious over, but I need guidance:
I've been battling a bulging disc in my lower back since 2007 that gets irritated a few times a year. Flash back to middle of February and I aggravated it again, but...
I'm hesitant to post this as I know this is a very serious disease to be anxious over, but I'm very worried.
I've been battling a bulging disc in my lower back since 2007 that gets irritated a few times a year. Flash back to middle of February and I aggravated it again, but then again went to...
Hello everyone. I'm new on here have alot of fears and anxiety about ALS.
I have not been diagnosed. I've had four opinions from 4 different doctors that say I do not have that. I do have an EMG schedule in 3 weeks.
I've been having a lot of pain in my legs feet arms. I would say minimal...
shortness of breath
worried about als
I'm sorry to be posting this but I'd hugely appreciate your insights.
I'm a 47 year old man. My first issues was noticing my watch falling off my left arm, which provoked me to notice decreased muscle mass in both forearms.
This has been followed by very noticeable loss of muscle mass in both...