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Hello all, I have been browsing the site for a few months now and would like to throw out my syptoms and worries and see what the 'experts' have to say.

I am 32 yo male very fit and active, active duty military. approx 3 - 4 months ago I started getting twitches in my right hand just on my pinky and ring finger as time progressed 1-2 weeks I began getting muscle twitches all over but primarily in my legs and arms. The past 2 months I began having tremors consistently in my right arm from my shoulder all the way to my fingertips. The tremors don't go away like the twitching and if I wasn't so aware of my syptoms I would probably just say I have a shaky arm. What really has me concerned in all this is that my right forearm and right pec seem to have some muscle reshaping. My pec is probably a third smaller than me other pec and my arm seems to have a small dent in the top of the forearm where the 2 muscles pass each other half way up the forearm. When I wake or throughout the day it almost feels as if that arm is slightly asleep.

Question 1. Am I just being paranoid?
Question 2. Does muscle wasting / atrophy happen that fast (3-4 months).

I have looked at past pics of myself and there is definitly something different with the pec and arm. However I still seem to have full strength in that arm and continue to workout and run daily.

By the way I also read somewhere that certain shots (anthrax) can not help this, I've had 6 anthrax shots in the last year as I am activated to iraq.

Thanks for all your time on this and I really pray that you all have a peace with you as you go through this.
 

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Sorry about your symptoms... Are the tremors there even at rest or is it when you try to do something with the arm. Does that arm feel weak.
 

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THe tremors are always there as a matter of fact if I sleep on my arm when I awake I feel them trembling on my head. If I look at my tricep closely I can see the tremors just shaking away in the muscle. I have a sence of weakness in this arm because it almost feels asleep however I can still do 60 pushups, pullups etc.
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I'm not a dr but if the tremor is always there and you have no real weakness it does NOT sound like ALS.
When you say the arm feels asleep, do you mean like a pins and needles sensation.
But I would definately see a nuero. Those atharax shots could have definately triggered something in your
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crystalkk, I really appreciate your responses, the more I read the more firghtening this can be. My arm never really has pins and needles it is more like if I make a fist with both hands the right (affected) had feels 'funny' yes thats a medical term:-D almost as if I had laid on it and it fell asleep it is still 100 percent usable though. Does muscle atrophy / wasting usually happen quickly (months) or does it take years to see a difference.
Thanks again
 
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