about 20 days ago, i started had muscle twitching around my body, it can happened any part of my body. leg, hand, body, face (mostly on my leg)
from the beginning it is frequent and it can twitch the whole day, and than it gets better but now it come back again which twitch once in a while(a few minutes).
i never had muscle twitching like this before in my life, i am 24 years old male. Occasionally eye twitching, muscle twitching yes but not like this in my whole body
to my situation, exactly 3 days before i had this muscle twitching, i had a great anxiety of myself infected by HIV.
which unlikely for now after explaination from the HIV expert( i am still waiting for my window period to get tested)
i had other symptoms such as, nausea, light headed, fatigue, some low grade (fever 99'F +-)
1.) can i assume this is caused by anxiety?
2.) for ALS, muscle twitching dont happened randomly in any part of the body right?
3.) ALS is more likely on twitching in a same muslce part ?
4.) can i rule out the possibility of getting ALS
i am worried and hope to head some wisdom words or feed back.
Please relax. Your symptoms are not suggestive of ALS. The most likely cause for the generalized muscle twitching seems to be excessive anxiety due to the possible HIV infection.
In ALS the initial symptoms include muscle weakness followed by muscle twitching and fasciculation which affects one group of muscles. Since you have generalized twitching ALS is not a possibility in your case.
Make sure to maintain your fluid and electrolyte intake and do some deep breathing exercises to relax yourself.
Yes muscle weakness will manifest as weakness that you will be easily be able to notice while doing your day to day activities. Inability to lift, perform activities like walking, running etc is some of the symptoms of muscle weakness.
This is so suggestive of anxiety!!!I am also a medical student. I suffered extensive muscle twitches from head to toe which I instantly focused on and thought that I had the worst possible diagnosis ever, ALS. I was so convinced, I had numerous appointments with my GP, MRI and CT scans and all were negative. The diagnosis was Benign Fasiculation Syndrome (apparently more common in medical students), which I experience daily but I know it's totally benign. There is a huge element of anxiety and stress that partakes in these symptoms because once you've got ALS in your mind, it instantly causes anxiety and of course anxiety symptoms. There are a multitude of other diagnoses this could be. But please take my advice, do not focus and worry until you've heard from the horses mouth.
Hi doctor i had muscle twitching for 3-4 weeks now and they stop if i do exercise or sport twitches are all over my body. So i went to the gp and they asked me to do a blood test and after a week they said i need to see the doctor they said nothing serious but i need to get monitoired.i dont know whats wrong with me. Please help any answer will be greatful
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