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worried

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Hi. I am a 40 year old realtively healthy female (carrying a few extra pounds after 2 kids!). A few weeks ago I started feeling twitches in what I thought were various parts of my body. They now seem to have settled into my legs - most prominent in my calf but also I can feel them in my thighs. The most shocking thing was actually seeing one roll through my calf! I feel like something is horribly wrong, although I don't seem to have any other symptoms right now - no weakness, tripping, foot drop etc.

I did some searching about muscle twitches and everything seems to scream ALS. Some information I have read says that twitches are an early sign other sources say that twitches are a later sign - when the muscle is "dying". Does anyone out there have any thoughts? Many thanks for your support!
 

ruby ben

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All I can say is what happened to me:
My first sign was stubbing right toe and then limping (first 3 months)
Right calf muscle died within first 3 months and I did not even realize it.
It has been 3 years now and I still have no twitching

.............ruby from vancouver
 

Al

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Hi Worried. Sorry about your luck but happy you found us. My twitching started in my right calf. In Dec. 02. By the time I got to see a Neurologist in Oct. 03 I was twitching in most of my muscles.

Twitching is good. Dead muscle doesn't twitch.

I never had the tripping, or dropping things. I still have the twitches or fasciculations as they are called. Have you seen a Neurologist? If not get your GP to send you. You may have to insist as my doctor had never seen an ALS patient and didn't think I had it. Ha fooled him. Just my luck.

I've seen 5 Neuro's now. Fun wow. I hope I haven't increased your worry level but you'd better get checked preferrably by a Neuro experienced in ALS and other motor neuron diseases.
 
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