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Offline sixpack

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Re: I do have muscle atrophy...So Now I am freaked out of ALS! :(
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2011, 08:16:34 AM »
yes most of what you are talking about is anxiety issues.  ALS doesn't strike all over.  And based on the doc ordering a CTscan, he doesn't think it is ALS either. 

I have a dent in my upper left thigh--it is about 1 inch wide.  It isn't ALS.  I've had all that you describe.  I have an anxiety disorder.  Your "atrophy" is, again, likely a localized muscle issue NOT a neuro/muscular disease
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MOST anxiety occurs on a subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state

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Re: I do have muscle atrophy...So Now I am freaked out of ALS! :(
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 07:16:46 PM »
Sorry I know this is an old thread! But was wondering if you ever found out what was going on with your thigh? I also have a dent in my thigh. Outer thigh. I just noticed it today...no idea how long it's been there. I have even having nuerologic issues..tingling, intermittant weakness, all over twitching. Have had bloodwork,mris, numerous nuerologic exams( by family doc and nuerologist) everything has come back normal. I just started feeling better and then I find this dent and can't stop thinking about it! What could this be?
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Re: I do have muscle atrophy...So Now I am freaked out of ALS! :(
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2014, 11:18:35 PM »
Indents in your muscle/skin are just simple bodily things that happen. With als or other muscle and nerve diseases, atrophy happens AFTER the affected area has lost all function, which your function is fine! Trust me I've been down this road and learned alot from it!
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Re: I do have muscle atrophy...So Now I am freaked out of ALS! :(
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2014, 05:41:28 AM »
Indents in your muscle/skin are just simple bodily things that happen. With als or other muscle and nerve diseases, atrophy happens AFTER the affected area has lost all function, which your function is fine! Trust me I've been down this road and learned alot from it!

Thanks!  It's funny just 2 days ago I noticed and indent in my calf on the right side below the knee, it's only on the right leg (plus the right knee cap is numb - the SKIN is, if I pull the skin up higher the knee cap itself has feeling, but the skin doesn't) - then I read this thread last night and ended up super checking my leg for about 5 minutes!  I was doing deep knee bends, standing on my toes, etc! 
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Re: I do have muscle atrophy...So Now I am freaked out of ALS! :(
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2014, 08:39:15 AM »
Indents in your muscle/skin are just simple bodily things that happen. With als or other muscle and nerve diseases, atrophy happens AFTER the affected area has lost all function, which your function is fine! Trust me I've been down this road and learned alot from it!

Yes, you have been down this road!!!:) I remember replying to many of your posts from a few years ago when you were pretty certain you were going to meet up with a terrible ending. You're a good person to help out here on this thread:) You are still alive and kickin' when you were near positive you had a nasty neuro disease. Hell, I'm still alive and kickin' (and doing very well) well over 25 years after I was sure I was going to have my heart blow up right in my chest. My heart is just groovy.....and it ALWAYS was!:)

PEace and Feel Well:)
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