- Feb 15, 2009
- Learn about ALS
I am undiagnosed but seeing a neuro in a couple of days. My GP did not think much of my random twitching and stiff right hand when I saw him two weeks ago but I asked for the neuro because things kept getting worse. In fact, since I posted here for the first time about a week ago, my right hand has gone from a little stiff to weak, clumsy and sometimes frozen fingers. My right arm muscles - forearm and bicep - feel weak and heavy. The almost constant aching in both calves has now has centralized on right outer ankle/foot with feeling of stiffness and a sensation of weakness although I have not fallen (but keep expecting to) I was just diagnosed with sleep apnea last week. I have no idea if that could cause my limb symptoms. My question is whether ALS could happen so quickly. I know everyone is different and I am not looking for anyone to say "yes" or "no" definitively - just wondering what the neuro might think. Reading a review of him, one patient said he was dismissive and I want to be sure I am pushy if I need to be! Any ideas/suggestions?