ALS specialist's opinion on my localized twitching

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WorriedMuch

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This is my previous post which is not open for replies but I thought I'd share my diagnosis up to date cos it might be interesting for concerned people reading this subforum.


After having mild weakness, mild FDI atrophy, two dirtyish EMGs in the twitching muscles (reduced recruitment and some abnormal MUPS in symptomatic muscles) and persistent twitches in my left hand, I finally made an appointment with an ALS specialist. The appointment was on the 8th month after the first EMG was done and on the 9th month after twitching began.

Based on clinical, the weakness I have is 'borderline normal', the atrophy is extremely mild and both could be linked to ulnar nerve irritation. The specialist thinks the EMGs also are consistent with a slight ulnar nerve irritation, and localized twitching is BFS. While the location of twitches and abnormalities on EMG being in the same muscles is coincidental. He also said that it is absolutely possible to have highly localized BFS symptoms contained to just one limb.
 

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WorriedMuch, thank you so much for returning to provide help for those who also share concern with twitching. I am so glad you've found an answer to your symptoms and have a specialist who was able to give you detailed info. about the reasons for your twitching, etc. That is excellent news, though I am sure you'd prefer to not have any twitching at all!
 
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