- Sep 27, 2008
- Learn about ALS
Hi, I am a 42 year old female who has had strange symptoms for the past 4 - 5 months. It started with right hip and thigh pain which I thought was piriformis syndrome as I had been running 2 miles a day about three times a week. That went away and then I had severe anxiety and panic attacks which were horrible. One night, I developed tremors, nausea and vomiting, was seen in the emergency room and was noted to have myoclonus in both lower extremities. I was transferred to bigger hospital where a MRI of the brain, cervical spine, thoracic spine and lumbar spine showed no abnormalities. Since that time, I have had left leg pain and burning along with the fascicilations as well as in my right arm. I have lost 20 pounds and have dizziness and nausea constantly. My left side is not as affected but sometimes has twitches there also. I am fatigued to the point of being at 50% of my usual self and have periods of "brain fog". I see a neurologist again Wednesday. Also I should mention that my EMG was normal but NCV showed a positive H-reflex that may indicate an upper motor neuron disorder. Also, the only other abnormality was that I tested high on an Epstein Barr IGG test. I'm still scared about ALS and just wanted some imput from somebody. You guys sound like a great group who would be able to offer some advice. My weakness in the left side comes and goes.