- Oct 4, 2021
- Learn about ALS
Hi everyone ! First of all I would like to offer my sincerest respect for all members of this forum. English is not my first language so apologizes for my mistakes. So here is my story: In April 2021, fasciculations started in my right hand. I didn't care about it but it didnt go away. (was always at my hypothenar section of my right hand.) So I went to a neurologist and he wanted blood tests/emg/mr. Everything was fine. So it has been months and now I'm having fasciculations all over my body. And sometimes this sudden jerks. (I suppose they are called Myoclonus) So I went to the neurologist again. After an examination he said i have "hyperreflexes and minimal atrophy in my right hand". I didnt have any clinical weakness or any weakness feeling. He could start the fasciculations with just hitting my arm. He wanted another EMG. In the EMG everything was fine except a few fasciculations. Doctors told i have no weakness. After that i went to another neurologist and he performed an examination and told me he couldnt see any atrophy. And my reflexes are probably more active because I am young. (23 years old) But he wanted to see another EMG in 2 months. I asked him if it is possible in MND to have fasciculations over 5 months but still no weakness ? He told me there are some cases starting with fasciculations but these are "atypical presentations". So what do you think about my story ? Has anyone started like this ? Thank you all in advance.