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BigBang

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Hello!

A week ago I had really strong twitching in my left forearm that lasted for 3-4 hours, then, 1 day later I developed twitching in my left triceps that lasts for around 6 days now.

I experience twitching when I twist or bend my arm, it was constant when I do that for the first 4 days, then 5th day I didn't notice it and this morning it started again. My forearm didn't twitch anymore after that first twitch btw.

Also, when I work that muscle, for example do 10 pushups, twitching stops for the next minute or so.

I don't notice any weakness in hand, , so I was wondering if this could be ALS?

What scares me is that it is only 1 muscle, triceps, and I would like to ask you, if someone did have twitching as first symptom, would it stop shortly after using that muscle or not?

I have no obvious weakness in the hand of course, but I saw that it doesn't mean much since there are ppl who didn't have it too.

I am 28y old btw.

Thank you very much!
 

ottawa girl

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Please see your primary care physician.

No, it does not sound like ALS. Most of us PALS were symptomatic for many months before even seeing a GP, let alone going on the internet for a diagnosis.

Ziveli. (let's live long!)
 

Ms. Pie

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Nope, doesn't sound like ALS.
 

Luke

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In a word, no.
 
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