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twitching
« on: March 27, 2014, 10:29:52 AM »
hi there

after a big anxiety moment my whole body started twitching so i google twitching and then i saw ms and als
and then my left hand started to feel weak and shaky
is this something to als or ms?
i'm on the computer alot and i play alot of wow using my left hand alot
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Re: twitching
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 10:51:05 AM »
Twitching without asymmetric hyperreflexia, clinical (not perceived) weakness and/or atrophy is not ALS.  Twitching with one or more of those other symptoms is worth investigating but even then most of the time it's coming from another source.

Clinical weakness means you can't open doors, button shirts, stand up on your toes, or walk on your heels.  It means people can't understand you when you talk...you mumble and slur.  You choke when you drink liquids.  Those are signs of clinical weakness.

Perceived weakness=my wrist feels weak but I can do everything I used to do.  It's hard to walk on my heels.  My arm hurts and gets tired when I comb my hair...etc and so on.

The first is caused by disease.
The second is most often caused by anxiety or overuse syndromes.

If you are young and twitchy well welcome to the crowd.  I have been twitchy most of my life.  I crack and pop probably 10-20 times a day.  I know some people who twitch thousands of times a day.

With all of that said, running this past your doc is always a good idea.  Sometimes an overactive thyroid, or electrolyte problems are easily correctable causes of twitching.  But, in the VAST majority of cases twitching is benign.  Stop googling symptoms.
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Re: twitching
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 11:21:54 AM »
I get twitches often. It is not MS or ALS. I get them from anxiety, over-use of muscles, dehydration, or low blood sugar.
Odds are yours are caused by one of those things also. They are annoying, but not serious.
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Re: twitching
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 11:39:09 AM »
Ever since I looked up ALS and MS I've been getting them all over my body, so I assume it's related to worry, stress, and just thinking about twitching so much that I actually do get the twitches.
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Re: twitching
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 09:43:53 PM »
I'm 24

I had a blood test yesterday for vit d which i had about 6 months ago which was low so i been taking vit d tab
I think its all anxiety =[ well i hope it is
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Re: twitching
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 12:45:13 PM »
I've got twitching today.  :(
I didn't stretch well enough at the gym yesterday or it may be anxiety, I don't know, but it's annoying!
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Re: twitching
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 03:28:32 PM »
Keep in mind that anxiety affects the nervous system pretty strongly. It doesn't like being messed with, and reacts sometimes. My hands will sometimes twitch and/or have spasms in my legs and shoulders after an attack.
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Re: twitching
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 04:04:08 PM »
I get twitching the odd time. Sometimes it's just the way your body reacts, even someone without anxiety. I've had twitching in my stomach for a couple of days. Sometimes it's just part of the human condition my friend.  :yes:
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Re: twitching
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 06:14:44 PM »
I've had MS for 10 years now, only time I twitch is when I'm experiencing bad anxiety! Once my anxiety/panic is under control, I don't twitch.
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Re: twitching
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 08:58:58 PM »
I have twitched for the past 12 years..big twitches,  little ones..in every imaginable ....I do not have ALS or MS ...neither do you, twiching with out clinical weakness is never ALS..
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Re: twitching
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 10:24:25 AM »
thanks for reply

after reading what clinical weakness my hands fallen weak =O
anxiety =[

i read it on the als sites =O

i also found a soft bump on my left hand you can only feel it when you make a fist
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