I never thought I would actually come to this board and say this but.
I'm scared that I'm going to get/have ALS.
To be clear - I have never been scared of this before, despite the fact that I knew what it was.
I know that twitching and pain in the legs usually happens later in the disease - HOWEVER. That's not really what I'm scared about. It's more the weakness I've been experiencing as well.
For the past... I want to say about a week or so I have bee experiencing what I thiiink is perceived weakness in my legs? It started off one day when I was laying down watching Netflix, I felt like from the knee down (especially in my ankles and toes) that I had some weakness there, almost like they weren't at 100%. That sensation has now become more constant than not (although I do have moments where I don't really notice/experience it as much). I say its perceived because even when I'm in the middle of feeling that way - I can still walk and run and move my legs around and whatnot.. it stills a little weird but I can do it.
Also I didn't have the weakness long (probably like a day or so) before I began to experience the pain, it started off in my ankles mostly and it felt just like the growing pains I used to have as a kid. I have now begun to have the pain in my shins, and in my knees. Oddly enough however, the weakness & pain... while it affects both of my legs - seems to affect my right left more-so than my left.
I know the fear of ALS seems insane but I don't know... something about the weakness I felt in my legs has really spooked me, mostly because I have never had it for this long before.