Another side note, Im a 28 year old male. I had the hand go numb over a year ago one time but went away next day.
Please do yourself a HUGE favor and go back to the fundamentals of living well and healthy, before putting all your eggs in one basket and suffering with all the complications (including anxiety) of dealing with numerous doctors and neurologists, soon to be replaced by psychiatrists.
We forget that we were never "designed" to work in front of a computer screen for hours at a time.
It's not only the EMF pollution, it;s the neck forward position, the bad posture, the lack of activity
during those long hours, not to mention the repetitive movements over and over.
Artificial light will never replace natural sunlight and while I mention this, consider testing yourself for vitamin D.
Also consider testing B12 which plays a great role in neurological function.
If you want to step it up, ask for an MMA test which will show Methylocobalamin B12 levels, just in case you're not converting B12 properly.
Perhaps your magnesium levels are low, but don't go by regular blood test results as they only show serum levels, kinda useless, when we need the level of magnesium which is present in the tissues. The test ask for is an RBC test for magnesium or even better an RBC test for electrolytes
which includes magnesium.
Optimizing your nutritional intake, re-connecting with nature, getting some physical activity daily ( video gaming, watching tv etc don't count,lol!) will pay off handsomely in health dividents!
Avoid or seriously reduce junk food soda, alcohol, negative thoughts and make a big effort to take in only what's good for you, including positive thoughts!
What I suggest is a much more reasonable starting approach.
Besides, who actually said we need to follow a strict medical diagnostic and therapeutic protocol,
when many of our issues may have to do with the (poor) choices we make.
BTW our ancestors had no understanding of what stress and anxiety meant, since it was only experienced for a brief moment, while being chased by a huge wild beast, lol!
Nowadays, it seems we stress about non-existing "beasts" just because we entertain a potential future presence of them in our thoughts. Silly, but indeed real, as far as the effects go.
Have your cortisol levels checked (4 x saliva test and DHEA)
ALS is a real stretch , which should be put on the back-burner of your grandma's old range for now.
Just my educated opinion.
My 3 month journey has been doing everything you are talking about. I quit caffeine, am very active, less sugar and sweets, multiple test such as vitamin deficiency s, blood work, MRI and CT of brain all came back clean. I am hoping someone who knows a lot about ALS can help confirm to me that my symptoms point away from it. You get so many mixed and confusing answers. I am also having Muscle Spacisity, Random muscles will jerk, twitch, pulse or contract on there own. One of my ER visits was because every muscle in my body was contracting so much I thought I was having a seizure could barley walk because whole body was spazing out. The ER said it was anxiety and a panic attack. After that is when all of this body wide twitching started. I noticed the Ulnar nerve/ Cubitul tunnel symptom a week ago. I was sitting at desk when forearm contracted and cramped up. Lasted for about a minute. After that muscles in forearm twitched for 4 days and I know have numbness on pinky, ring finger and back of hand. The numbness is intensified and worse when I bend Elbow, Lightly tap funny bone or put pressure on forearm area.
1. If my ulnar nerve damage was due to ALS I would not feel the numbness correct ? It feels like I constantly hit my funny bone. Gets worse when I tap elbow solftly, bend elbow or push on forearm. When I read things online it was saying some people with ALS had severe ulnar never damage. I feel like mine might be bad however I can defentley feel the numbness/tingling sensation.
2. If my calf cramp was due to ALS I would not feel the soreness right ?
3. Does body wide twitching lead away from ALS ? My doctor said the twitching occurs after sever noticeable damage. EX... cant walk, cant use arm, cant run, play sports.
4. I can still do things like golf, hockey, working out lifting things I just get tired easier. Overall just feel a little weaker. Would I be able to do these things if it was ALS ? Would I feel my self slowly getting weaker or not notice it until one day it does not work ?
ALS is EXTREMELY rare, there are fewer then 20,000 cases here in the US per year.
Healthy anxiety is rough and health anxiety is what's convincing you that you have ALS. Your symptoms don't really scream ALS but it doesn't mean that everything your experiencing is anxiety either..
I have or have had all the things you have described... Have you had your potassium and magnesium checked recently? If not, perhaps you can have your primary order them as being deficient in either can cause muscle spasms/twitches.
You might consider getting an appointment with a therapist. Not because your symptoms aren't real but because anxiety tends to make things worse and getting your anxiety under control will make the road to figuring out whatever is causing your symptoms, a less bumpy one....