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Paul777

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I've been twitching for fifteen months, and this has been diagnosed as benign fasciculation syndrome: I had an EMG a couple of weeks after my twitching started, and while the neuro saw fascics on the EMG, he deemed them benign. I have no muscle weakness or atrophy, but I have developed breathing issues. I get breathless on exertion and have a very tight chest most of the time, with the feeling that I can't take a deep enough breath. Could this, after fifteen months of twitching, be the beginnings of respiratory onset?
 

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It could be anything and with any breathing issues should be seen by a dr immediately.
 

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I have had an echocardiogram and heart problems have been ruled out. My doctors think it is anxiety. I just wanted to know whether respiratory onset ALS is a likelihood, after so many months of twitching, that is.
 

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Yes, anxiety, stress, fear, etc., definitely may cause breathing issues as well.
Make an appointment with your GP for your own peace of mind.


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