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My speech became slurred days after I had a Botox treatment. No one would even question or consider that the Botox could have migrated to a different area which has now been confirmed by the FDA. Therefore, I was diagnosed with Bulba...
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I'm sure that a lot people with health anxiety worry about ALS as it is a condition diagnosed by exclusion and is one that has no cure. So, I am sorry if I sound like a hypochondriac right off the bat. These are my symptoms. Last August ...
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I'll try not to post alot but my anxiety is at all time high...just left hospital after spending two days...with chest tightness and mild shortness of breath. They thought heart related did cath nothing.. I have also noticed slight muscl...
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I had rapid onset muscle wasitng, followed by a negativery EMG. Wasting is still evident but appears to have dramatically slowed. At my exam and EMG I was asked if I had fasciculations. I did not. However about a month ago they began. Fi...
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So, a little history first. I was in a bad relationship and my wishes were ignored and i became pregnant, unfourtunatly, i had an abortion... So, about a month later im having severe lower back pains, pinching badly, moving and not movin...
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I'm 63 and have not felt well for about 12 months or so but in the space of the last 6 months my legs ache all the time, my feet twitch and have nerve pain as do my hands and I am now finding it hard to control My pinkie finger. my jaw...
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I have had a bunch of weird symptoms that doctors can't seem to figure out. I've had an MRI of head and brain, multiple blood test including a Lyme test, and a chest X-ray. My symptoms started about 3 months ago with pain associate...
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Hi, I'm a 40-year-old woman. I'm having a lot of cramping and some random twitching and it seems that BCFS fits with my symptoms. I've already been evaluated for numbness and tingling that started about nine months ago in my foot and eve...
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Hello, I am 30 years old male. I have twitching in both of my calves and the feet for the last 4 months and the twitching is non stop. There are also random twitching all over my body(arms,fingers,face,lips etc) but these twitches just ...
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Im really REALLY think I have als. I'm an 18 year old female.It first started with heavy shoulders. The left one first started feeling heavy then in a few days the right one felt a drop as well. My hands have a tremor and are always shak...
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Hello, i can't take my worry off my mind! :(... Well, to start with i am 17 years old (male) and i worry alot in general. Symtoms: * Twitches all over my body (fasculations). * Minor weakness in my hand/lower arm. No atrophy. Nor...
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hello, I an 42 and extremely worries I have ALS. In March I started having twitches all over my body. They were almost nonstop. Within a week I started to notice my right leg felt strongly weak. The symptoms did not get better so I...
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The doctor has ordered a cat scan for my husband. A possible prognosis is ALS. What will the cat scan show that will aid in the determination of the problem?
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My mom died of ALS in 2004 at the age of 64. I think I can speak for everyone else whos lost a loved one to ALS that it seems all the victims of this terminal desease are all extremely strong, brave, loving and courages people. This is n...
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Idk if tall remember me but my name is Brandon and it all started with muscle twitching all over about 8 months ago but now I have the "constant twitch" that I can't see and my leg is getting stiffer and it's got this constant tickly fee...
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mid April right calf began twitching. Early May right arm began twitching. EMG performed mid May and clean Twitching progresses to left calf in June and goes pretty much body wide in July. Constant in right calf, very often left calf ...
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I'm waiting to see my neurologist, but I had arm twitching for 2 months and now I am losing coordination in that hand. I had 2 more weeks to wait. All I can think is als. Could it be anything else?
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Is it possible to have limb and bulbar onset als simultaneously?
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Hi all, I am a 24 year old male who is generally healthy, for the past two days I have been getting muscle spasms - painless - in the outer palm of my left hand (just under the pinky), it almost feels like the muscle is rumbling. I get t...
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Hi all, this is very uncharacteristic for me, so suffice to say I'm struggling.... I keep going back and forth between dread and talking myself down from the feared worse. To the best of my recollection, I began experiencing some bizar...
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