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Here is where my ALS worries come in...In the month or so since I visited the Neurologist, my muscle twitches have worsened and I have developed a significant weakness in my left leg; it feels like jello. Whenever I rise from a sitting position I almost fall over. I am also experiencing a flurry of muscle twitches and fasculations in this leg which have started to move to my other leg as well, constantly throughout the day. It feels as though I have worms crawling underneath my legs. In addition, I am now feeling these muscle fasculations in my neck, face, lips, tongue, and throat. I also feel as if there is a lump in my throat. I occasionally will feel tingling in my hands and feet, and I will sometimes have foot cramps in the left foot.
This has been a complete medical mystery for me and I am very frustrated. I do not even know what my next step should be, as I feel like I have had almost every test performed, all which showed nothing aside from the brain scan. I know ALS can take years to diagnose, but I am hoping that you can tell me from your experience whether my case sounds like possible bulbar onset, or something else. I appreciate any insight.
I hate that you are describing that the weakness is spreading. That's what happened to my "paw paw" He has ALS. His was a unique case where the symptoms kind of started backwards. The first muscle to give out on him was his tongue. He began to slur his speech. He was then misdiagnosed with having a stroke. The next thing that started was his weakness in his legs, he began to fall or almost fall over every time he would rise from a sitting position (like you described happening to you) unfortunately, since his tongue was the first muscle to stop working, he was unable to tell us how he felt. So I have no way of knowing about the “worms under the skin” feeling. I am sorry. I would definitely follow up with your doctor. I hope they find out these symptoms are not ALS. I’m sorry this even has to be a worry for anyone. You are in my prayers. I hope this helped.
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