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Hi all. New to this forum. Just wanted to post symptoms I’ve been experiencing to see if any of these symptoms sound concerning. I went to PCP recently and have an MRI scheduled for august 3. Symptoms started with left lower eyelid twitching over 3 months ago and has not stopped since.

Since that started I have developed generalized muscle fasciculations all over body daily. I also noticed that bilateral arms seem to fatigue/feel sore after very little use.. such as holding my phone to scroll through social media/internet or blow drying my hair. Also notice my legs have been feeling sore despite any type of real exertion/exercise. My heels also tend to ache/feel sore after being on them for not a very prolonged period of time.

I can’t say I have had any failure to be able to do anything that I was previously able to do at this time. However these symptoms all just seem bizarre to me and I can’t help but worry something neurological is going on. Did get some bloodwork recently which all came back normal. Any responses/input would be greatly appreciated.
 
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It'll be good to have info from the MRI to rule out spine damage, but I wouldn't be concerned about ALS. With the widespread onset that you describe, my guess that you have something systemic, if anything -- from a post-viral syndrome to something you would see a rheumatologist for.
 

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Please read here carefully as it should answer all your concerns.
Please also use paragraphs so we can read easily, blobs of text are really difficult.
 

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Thank you for the responses. I really appreciate it. I did read those posts and found them very informative. However I have read other posts where people did have fasciculations as first symptom, etc. I know there are typical early onset symptoms but know it can also present differently for everyone so just wanted to get input on what I was experiencing. Just curious if muscle soreness is ever experienced as an early symptom? Or if the pain symptoms are typically in later stages?
 

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Those posts are our official position, we put a lot into creating them.
The thing about the internet is you can find a post somewhere that covers every single thing you can think of.

If you have concerns still, please go see your doctor again.

Your question - no (but don't ask can it 'ever' be a first symptom because of see above). Please read the sticky again on pain in muscles. This is a disease that starts in the brain and moves down through particular motor neurons.
 
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