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May I know your side about my symptoms. I have problem with throat. I feel fatigue without reason. And random twitching on my body. I went to ENT specialist and they said i have Acid reflux. But i dont know the reason my body is twitching and feeling fatigue. Im woriied that it would be ALS. Im still 22.
 

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Please read this if you have not already done so: Important - READ BEFORE POSTING! Answers to common concerns about possible symptoms!

You haven’t described anything that suggests ALS. Twitching is common, nonspecific, and meaningless in the absence of muscle function failure which you have not described. Up to 70% of healthy people twitch. It could be benign fasciculation symptom, or might be from caffeine, inadequate sleep, stress, overworked muscles, or an electrolyte or metabolic issue. See your primary care doctor if you have concerns.

Acid reflux is treatable and has nothing to do with ALS or twitching.
 

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Thank you for your response.
But I wonder why, i cant sit properly because my legs are feeling weak. And so many twitching. Twitching also occurs on my arm.
Ive been experiencing twitching for weeks now. Also at night, i can feel the movements that could even bother my sleep. Im also worried of my throat, because its also one of the early symptoms of it. I hoping for your opinion and advice. Thank you.
 

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I can see why you are worried Trapz, but I'm afraid that as your symptoms are nothing like ALS we can't help - I hope you can work with your doctor to figure this out, I'm sure it will be something that can be treated. Twitching means nothing at all, so don't worry about that, just work with your doctor :)
 

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Thank you for your response. I hope that it is just nothing. God bless.
 

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Hello guys. Good day. I just want to post an update and any advice is very welcome.

Here it goes.

Right now, i can still swallow but i think its getting worse. When i swallow saliva, i feel like theres a blockage on my esophagus. Also with twitching, My muscle twitch a lot, my whole body. Mostly, on my legs. Some are very visible while others cant be seen on your skin. Some are very fast, some are moderate. My right leg is very painful, in the shin part, near the bone. Its like overused, but i dont even have heavy exercise. And right now, i felt that my left leg is also aching. I dont want to conclude that i have ALS. But is there any possibility that it will be. Does anyone here, have same symptoms of mine? Thank you for reading guys.
 

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Time to stop mate, we have answered you already, this is nothing like ALS. I hope you get answers soon, but here is not the appropriate place to seek them.
 

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Thank you for the reply. I believe on you guys because I know, most people on this have this or knows really what it is. I just have worries because some says, it starts with twitching, or difficulty in speaking or swallowing. I had even read case study about an ALS patient who first noticed twitching and muscle cramps. That makes me worried especially i have a problem on my throat/esophagus for 2 months now and my twitching and muscle pain go rampant. I just hope its something else that need not to worry. I just hope its not gonna end up there.

I find this forum very helpful and im very grateful to you guys. Thank you so much.
Time to stop mate, we have answered you already, this is nothing like ALS. I hope you get answers soon, but here is not the appropriate place to seek them.
 

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Please stop! This disease does not start with muscle pain or twitching. Clinical muscle weakness is the begining.

Move on toward another diagnosis.
 

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Please stop! This disease does not start with muscle pain or twitching. Clinical muscle weakness is the begining.

Move on toward another diagnosis.
Thank you Chuckdobro.
Ill just ask what doctor should i go for consultation? A neurologist?
 

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Hey there- a couple people here have asked you to stop posting, as you aren't reporting symptoms that indicate ALS. This is a forum that exists to support those diagnosed with ALS and their caregivers. I ask that you refer to Important - READ BEFORE POSTING! Answers to common concerns about possible symptoms! again.

This is not a general medical advice forum- please visit with your family doctor and seek guidance from them.
 

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Thank you so much guys. It helped me a lot.
 

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Hello everyone. Im very sorry if im here again. Im very worried now because i read some articles with patients with ALS start with difficulty swallowing. And especially I my father died of it 3 years ago but i noticed him slurring first. I dont know if it runs in our family because some of our family members died bedridden and we dont know the cause because we havent consulted it on a neurologist. I know how it feels like to take care of an ALS patient. And im afraid that i may be in the same situation as my mother. Thats why as early as i experieced this kind of symptoms and i have read that it might be a case of a neurological disorder, that gets me worried. My father started his symptoms at age 38 but I am still 22.

Right now my swallowing problems is getting worse. I may be able so swallow solids but in saliva, i think my esophagus blocked it when i swallow saliva. I feel weird or something down there. My twitching is all over. It even includes my buttocks, legs, arms, face, back, stomach. I really feel that my body is not normal. I also felt that my arms is easy to get tired. I also felt pins and needles on my skin sometimes. I dont know that i have atrophy of my muscles, it feels like im getting thinnier. And im just 2+ months on this symptoms. Ive been taking medication on GERD but until now, there is no improvement. I went to an internal medicine doctor and he gave me the lists of tests that i must take. I also went to the neurologist and he said its too early to suspect ALS and he also said that my symptoms usually occur on the middle stages or late. And he also ordered me to have EMG-NCV and MRI of my cervical spine if you really want to know. All these tests are not done yet because i am still waiting for my insurance.

I still dont want to conclude that i have it. I still think positive and live my life to the fullest. But it just keeps me bothering. I have read on google about these disease but its better to ask in this forum because you have great knowledge on this. Even though people have different early symptoms. Maybe someone has asked advice here that has the same symptoms of mine and it would be of great help to my decisions to make. Thank you so much.
 

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You are asking us questions that only your doctor can answer. Just keep working with your doctors until they uncover something.
After you have your EMG, you are welcome to come back and report the results. In the meantime, try to keep your mind off health issues and do things that make you happy.
 

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You are asking us questions that only your doctor can answer. Just keep working with your doctors until they uncover something.
After you have your EMG, you are welcome to come back and report the results. In the meantime, try to keep your mind off health issues and do things that make you happy.
Thank you KimT. But i just need your advice and opinion on my symptoms if it really sounds ALS. Or it has a little chance that it would be.
 
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