- Jan 14, 2023
- Learn about ALS
Hi everyone. I'll try to make this short. I have experienced fasciculations on every part of my body. I seem to have a hotspot in my right arm, just below my elbow (I also get them on my face when I'm very very stressed), which is sometimes accompanied by pain. The twitches are not constant, but they are frequent. I feel pain on every part of my body, but it seems that there is some brief, mild pain on my palm after I use my two fingers, particularly the ones on my left hand, the "weak one" (I'm right-handed). I don't have failure yet, but I'm wondering if I'm just one step behind. The pain is the most suspicious part for me, but other than that I do feel my left arm being weak and trembling, even though the doctor I went to noted no such thing. I can lift things even with the two fingers that I feel are weak but this particular morning I tried to test myself by opening a big clip with them and I got pain on my hand and finger joints after. I lifted a very heavy bag yesterday with my left hand and I can pick small objects but I sometimes do feel pain after movement. I have felt one of my fingers swollen (though it wasn't) and I overall feel those two particular fingers (thumb and index) very weak. Is there ALS potential here? Btw I'm a young adult. (Sorry for my english).