ltr: Doctors have been telling me I have anxiety since April, when I first went to see one about my symptoms (feeling of pressure in my head, "brain fog", tiredness, lightheadedness)... first I was given Ativan (used up the 20 pills they gave me), then Lexapro (unpleasant flu-like side effects), Klonopin (still use it on occasion) and Wellbutrin (have been taking daily for 7 or 8 weeks now). I first noticed scattered occasional fasciculations after I used up the Ativan, which I took to be withdrawal from the drug, since it's a muscle relaxant. I still have scattered fasics which only appear when I'm at rest and go away if I contract the muscle.
The fact that I had these other symptoms first and still have them makes me want to think that the cause of my problems is something other than ALS.
Jeliota: yes, and also doesn't withstand as much resistance as the right toe.
shopathonic: I am in central PA right now, so Philly and Pittsburgh are both about equally 3 hours away. I hesitate to go to any doctor in the middle of school because I know it'll mean another long string of visiting doctors and getting tests and not getting answers. I have been in and out of hospitals and doctors' offices since April, poked and prodded and scanned and told (falsely it seems) I have cancer. I know that if I do go to a specialist and I am told it's ALS, there isn't anything I can do about it anyway. I would rather labor on with the hope that it isn't ALS than be told that it is; I can attest from my experiences earlier this summer that the only thing worse than thinking you have a brain tumor is being told you actually do. It's easier to try to convince myself that this is just another symptom of what was already wrong with me, Lyme disease or hypothyroidism or something. I thank you for your suggestions though, and I will keep your recommendations in mind when/if I do seek more definitive answers.