Hey everyone, its been a few days since I've been here but my irrational fear of ALS has been flaring up thanks to that damn Steve Gleason commercial that keeps playing during the Olympics.. I wish that would end. Anyways here's the issue,
as many of you know, I began experiencing muscle twitches in my legs after starting a job working as a cashier and was standing for long hours in terrible shoes that killer my feet and lower back. After I started working i began having spontaneous twitches in both legs in my feet, calves, knees, quads, thighs, hips, butt, back, neck, arms and shoulders after lifting sometimes. Sometimes when i sit down i had a weird buzzing/vibrating sensation in my butt/thigh. Curiously, i took my knee and pulled it to my chest and the weird buzzing would happen again, i could make it happen sometimes. Does this sound like a pinched nerve?
another thing is, if i sleep with a pillow under the right spot in my back i can make the muscle twitches cease or pretty much stop, same thing if i bend forward far enough... They pretty much stop. I'm just so scared of having ALS at 21 years old, but since the twitching is all over it can't possibly be ALS right? I should also mention I've had previous injuries to my knees during my sports career, including one the month i started working as a cashier. I read that twitching thighs could be a sign on Wikipedia and that scared me senseless.
any thoughts are greatly appreciated. I just want this all to end so badly. Lastly, I've also lifted for the past two years and may have messed up my back from repetitive strains from improper lifting.. Not sure if that has anything to do with it.