I am nervous I may have ALS

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Billyr01

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Hello, I am a 30 year old father of 3. I recently started having some stiffness and fatigue in my hands/wrists. Throughout the week I have developed twitches, and muscle cramps all over. I am also very fatigued. I have seen my primary care and she seemed to dismiss my concerns. I feel like the fatigue and muscle soreness is getting worse. Did anyone experience symptoms similar to this at first? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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No, those are not ALS symptoms. You might want to look at sleep, stress, hydration, exercise and diet to work on the general causes of the symptoms you have.
 

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I appreciate your response. I also have been having a lump in the back of my throat. Sometime when I breathe it almost feels like a spasm. I understand this could be anxiety, but is that a symptom of bulbar als?
 

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Please read this link

It discusses globus sensation, sensation of lump in the back of the throat, which is extremely common and has nothing to do with ALS.
 

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As Karen shows with that link - definitely not a bulbar symptom that you describe. My husband died of bulbar onset ALS, it's nothing like what you are experiencing I can totally assure you.
 
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