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    Re: Terrified I have ALS

    Do you want to recover from your anxiety disorder?

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    Rousey78, I could have written your original post. I have had twitching muscle also since January. Along with cramps, buzzing etc. As soon as I rest they are like popcorn all over my legs. I was referred to a neurologist by my doctor. I had an appointment last Thursday and was convinced like you that it was sinister. Saw a very experienced neurologist who did some basic exams like reflexes and standing on one foot etc and told me with no hesitation that I did not have als. He says he can spot an als patient straight away. He said I probably have bfs as twitches were all over legs and an occasional pop elsewhere. I know how you feel because as I sit here my legs are dancing but please feel reassured that you are not alone.

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    Rousey 78 I too am Iím the exact same position with the twitching . Itís been going on for 5 months now . It honestly seems like itís one of the most common anxiety Symptoms and it should disappear As soon as your anxiety does. I hope you feel better soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajack View Post
    Rousey78, I could have written your original post. I have had twitching muscle also since January. Along with cramps, buzzing etc. As soon as I rest they are like popcorn all over my legs. I was referred to a neurologist by my doctor. I had an appointment last Thursday and was convinced like you that it was sinister. Saw a very experienced neurologist who did some basic exams like reflexes and standing on one foot etc and told me with no hesitation that I did not have als. He says he can spot an als patient straight away. He said I probably have bfs as twitches were all over legs and an occasional pop elsewhere. I know how you feel because as I sit here my legs are dancing but please feel reassured that you are not alone.
    Hi Ajack I am so relieved to read your post ! And so glad everything went well . I too have been twitching since January and itís driving me crazy your comments about what your neurologist said has comforted me as I still do all this stuff like stand on one leg lol to make sure I can . My twitches too are all over . I hope they go away soon .

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    ALS is a particularly long dark rabbit hole. Have you had worries about your health before?

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    Murphy93
    It has been a rough few months, most days I am rational and can see how long I have been twitching, it's not getting any worse, no other symptoms and I can convince myself that it's just something I need to get through. However I have had days of worry and have convinced myself it's sinister.
    The neurologist I saw didn't even suggest an emg and as soon as I said that I had been having twitching for 5 months and only at rest he more or less laughed at my morbid imagination. He didn't even have any doubts about saying it was benign which I take as reassurance as doctors like to cover their backs. He told me to get back to my exercising and relax, he didn't even suggest anxiety. Just said it can occur for many reasons. Hope you are doing ok.

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    Yeah definitely agree itís been a horrendous experience for me my life has been put on hold essentially for 5 months now I am miserable . But like you I am not getting any worse so that can only be a good thing . I just hope one day we can get past this and start living again. I have been diagnosed vitamin d deficient and also b12 so I know that can cause some problems . I think we all need to keep reminding ourselves of the chances of this being anything sinister really is not worth bothering about . If only I could train my mind to think this!

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