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StudentFromPoland

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Hello,

I'm sorry for all of you that have this horrible disease.

I've been worried about having it myself for the last 6 months.

I have a few questions to you that would help set my mind at ease (or not):

- 6 months ago my little and ring finger of my right hand bcame a bit stiffer.

What worries me, is that I cannot bend my little finger without bending my ring finger.

Also, there is some muscle atrophy on hypothenar eminence (photos attached)

When im typing on keyboard it feels that the outer part of my hand is "falling" down/inside instead of being on roughly the same level as the inner part of my hand.

This muscle has also gotten weak as in "things someimes fall out of my hands when im relying on that muscle"

What do you think about it?

- Some of my muscles feel as if they were gone.
Sensory reactions on these muscles are a bit more dull - they are, but a bit weaker.

How is it with ALS? Do you FULLY FEEL YOUR MUSCLE but cannot move it, or DOES IT FEEL THAT THE MUSCLE IS GONE (that's really important to me)

- i have a strong chvostek sign-like response on the right side of my face and I cannot fully smile on that side. It feels as if the muscle was missing.

What can be its cause?

- Is hemiparesis common in ALS?

My entire right body side is weaker and less toned, however, the left side is doing just fine.

During last 6 months right side became weaker and less toned, nipple went down by 1 cm, so did my arms (you can clearly see that one is lower), my right leg begin leaning inwards, my right buttlock feels as if it was missing (again, the feeling of a missing muscle)

Left side, however, is fine.

Please, tell me what you think about all these things :(
 

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In your post, you have not mentioned going to the doctor. This would be the place to start so they can examine you and objectively assess your strength and muscle tone, reflexes, etc. Self testing is never going to provide proper clues to what is going on.

Also have a read through the https://www.alsforums.com/forum/do-i-have-als-als/26591-read-before-posting-answers-common-concerns-about-possible-symptoms.html thread. It addresses much of what you have posted here re: symmetry, sensory issues, feeling weak, etc. Sensory issues and those that affect the muscles in your face are not normally part of a pattern that indicates ALS- so you really don't post anything that indicates ALS. That is not to say you don't have something to be concerned about, but you would have to speak with a medical professional and not strangers on the internet.
 
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