- Dec 29, 2007
- Loved one DX
Hi; I am new to this site and I have been so worried about this disease. For the past 8 months I have had pretty much ongoing frequent twitching mostly in my calves, but also in various areas such as arms, abdomen area, sometimes eye twitching. I have a long history of working myself up sometimes to thinking I have something wrong, when after all the test results have come back normal, symptoms seem to just go away. My mother in law was diagnosed with ALS this past July, 2007, while staying with us, and it was right after she left that I developed this annoying twitching. It is not a continuous twitch in one spot, but more like a twitch or two in my calf that I can see and feel, and then not again for alittle while, then someplace else. I went to see a neuro in August, and he felt that it might be just nerves, or BFS, but recommended I have an emg anyway. I am embarrassed and ashamed to say that I canceled the appointment because I am so scared. My family thinks I'm crazy, but these twitches are real and this worry has consumed me. I was told that twitching without weakness/atrophy for longer than 7 or 8 months probably meant that it is benign and not ALS, and if that's the case maybe I should relax alittle. I don't have any other symptoms other than twitching... If anyone has any suggestions, please reply.