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Samo

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Hi all
Didn't think I would be back on here but I just can't explain my progressive muscle atrophy on my hands. I read somewhere that first signs of PMA is the hand flattening and thinning out with loss of muscle fibres around fingers.

My hands look totally different from a year ago when I first started having faciculations cramps and what I thought was weakness but the weakness doesn't seem to be present anywhere. After 12 months of worry I have facics in my calfs that used to be bug thumpers to small contractions usually and very occasionally in my arms or eye lids but the calfs are most of the time every day and worse after exercise and caffeine.

Seen two nuros first one the muscle atrophy wasn't present and then I seen one in December 2015 and he wasn't interested in the muscle wasting or what I think is. Although I don't know if he is a ALS specialist I maybe should have asked.

I also read that PMA effects lower motor nerves so if it was would I have hand muscle wastage?

Really don't knob what to think? Any other Nero condition it could be? I say PMA because there is no weakness present so surely in that case normal ALs is ruled out
 

KimT

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You don't have ALS.
 

LifeEnthusiast

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Ditto. No ALS. And weakness is a part of PMA, so no PMA either. And doctors say you're fine, so that's the definitive word.
 
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