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Re: Damn Leg Twitches
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 08:21:06 PM »
Wow, thanks to both of you. All of that information has definitely helped to calm me down. I know it won't be easy and this may sound silly, but I vow that once I get out of this hole I dug myself in I will come back and tell everyone my story.

Ping - I went through an MS scare a month ago and finally got it out of my head, unfortunately ALS was the next thing that caused me to go haywire. Its so weird to think that before November I was a normalish and didn't have the slightest worry about either disease. Hopefully in a matter of time I can reduce my fear of ALS and beat this neuro nasty once and for all.

Hypo - Thank you for that wonderful and in depth explanation as to how that manifests itself. That has definitely made me more calm and I'm working on trying to un do the damage I've done to myself over the course of the last month and a half. So basically, if I'm understanding this right, muscle twitching ONLY occurs after said limb quits working and because of that the twitching is constant because its trying to restart the muscle? But if I have random twitches and they stop then that means its NOT do to atrophy? If that's the case I'll.be a very happy man.

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Re: Damn Leg Twitches
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 08:31:34 PM »
Yes.

Now go be a very happy man. :)
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Re: Damn Leg Twitches
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 08:50:04 PM »
My suggestion for you.....

Go figure out why you have health anxiety. You know in your heart you don't have MS or ALS, what is the fear inside you that you are manifesting into these physical sensations.

You have a stressor os some sort and the quicker you figure out what it is the better you will be in the long run. I am 36 now and my HA came around age 32. I am on my 4th episode and each one has been harder to battle. This time though I am seeing a therapist and have uncovered how messed up some of my past life experiences were and how I put a happy face on them to cope.

I am not saying you need to go to therapy which is actually nothing bad in the least bit. I am just saying explore you feelings and see what fear you have. I have always repressed my feelings and thought I was emotionally fine....until I began exploring it wasn't until I realized I wasn't.

The best news is that is ok too..... you come out the other side stronger. My new goal, to get to a place where I recognize my HA spiking next go around so I don't hve to run off to the internet for advice. I can rationalize myself before it gets to the next level. Easier said than done but I think possible.
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Re: Damn Leg Twitches
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 09:07:47 PM »
pingman, i sent you a pm
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Re: Damn Leg Twitches
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2014, 10:12:22 PM »
Thanks again, to all of you. You're really helping me keep this in perspective. I guess the thing that really set my anxiety off tonight is that I saw that horrible disease which shall not be named could start in your hips. Both of the quads/thigh have seemed weak to me lately after excessive walking or running or squatting and that's what set me off. However, I should keep in mind that the disease only strikes one limb at a time and that if I can still run, stand on my toes, heels, balance on one leg, and the fact that Im 21, then I guess I should be okay.

None of these problems started until I began working as a cashier and standing long hours of the days in bad shoes. I wonder if the strain of standing all day could have started causing me these problems.
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Re: Damn Leg Twitches
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2014, 10:18:11 AM »
Twitches that are caused by ALS are localized but Twitches related to anxiety are all over the body. you've mentioned before you had twitches all over your body. so that's that
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Re: Damn Leg Twitches
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2014, 10:27:09 AM »
Yeah, that's absolutely true. Funny thing is, when I first started working I noticed that on the same spot on both my legs, right above my knees, they would twitch and feel funny. Because this was happening in both legs it couldn't be ALS and more or less likely related to my job. I hope.
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Re: Damn Leg Twitches
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2016, 06:25:20 PM »
Thank you for this info regarding ALS.  I've been having the internal vibrating for over a month now and now it is accompanied by all over muscle twitching, mostly in both legs, that I notice more at rest.  It is reassuring to know that if it were ALS the atrophy and loss of strength comes before these things and that it would not be happening everywhere.  I can still work out and run so I figure that is a good sign. 
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Re: Damn Leg Twitches
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2016, 07:00:29 PM »
I see you've already gotten a bunch of very helpful replies, but I'll throw in my two cents as well. :) You are definitely not alone in this. My calves are almost constantly twitching. I get frequent twitches in my thighs, feet, arms, hands, and eyes as well. At least for me, I think it's a combination of anxiety, lack of sleep, and too much caffeine––but I don't think it's a sign of anything extremely serious. In any case, twitching is a very common symptom of anxiety and I highly doubt it is anything worse than that!
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Re: Damn Leg Twitches
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2016, 05:20:02 AM »
This thread is old but amazing. I just want to post in it so I can find it again in the future for myself and for others. I really felt like I could have wrote the original post right down to the title of the thread ha.
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