- Sep 6, 2012
- San Francisco
I am so sorry to bother you and pray for you each day. I have read multiple ALS pages and threads and cannot get a clear answer. Are cramps a first symptom of ALS. I have struggled for over a month with cramping and a pulling feeling in my feet and calves. I have no clinical weakness and my exercise works out continue at pace. After I work out, I do notice more pain in my legs at rest. There is occasional pins, needles, facilitations and numbness but the main symptom is the pulling and cramping. I am hydrated, take a calcium tablet each night, take a potassium tablet each night, drink tonic water, stretch and all blood work came back normal. I scheduled a Nero appointment but it is in 3 weeks. Again there is no clinical weakness, atrophy or decreased usage. Just this darn pulling, cramping. Is cramping and pulling an initial symptom of ALS. There are so many different opinions. Please help. Thank you so much.