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Offline Niceguy237

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Fear relapse
« on: May 19, 2014, 09:32:38 AM »
I was doing well for about a week...but now am freaking again about motor neuron disease.  Had a clean clinical exam by experienced neuro - no emg recommended but he scheduled one 4 months from now for peace of mind.  The new symptom that is really freaking me out is tingling towards the tips of my pinky and ring finger.  I had injured my ring finger nerve with a propping myself out of bed and one side of my finger is partially numb.  Saw hand specialist who noted no structural issues and said nerve damage may take months to heal!

The things revolving in my mind are:

1). How definitive is a clean neuro exam?  Do experienced neurologists frequently miss ALS signs?
2). Experts say tingling and numbness isn't associated with ALS, but I read stories of patients reporting tingling and numbness as a very early overlooked symptom.  Confused by this logically
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Re: Fear relapse
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 12:38:04 PM »
Update - now my hands are sore.  I hate getting all these symptoms which keep leading my mind back to ***.  Some have faded a bit like the muscle twitching and tongue dryness, but now sore hands present themselves.  Vile. 
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Re: Fear relapse
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 04:00:08 PM »
I get tingling in my pinky and ring finger often during times of high stress and anxiety. I think you're fine.  :yes:
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Re: Fear relapse
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 04:12:21 PM »
I have had tingling in my left hand and fingers all day today. It's going on right now actually. If something genuinely distracts me from my own thoughts during the day I notice that the tingling goes away. I am not very familiar with ALS (and I don't want to be so I am not going to look it up  :laugh3:). I am typically stressed out about MS, but if it's similar to that, it sounds like it's anxiety related. I think if you have seen specialists for your issues, you should trust what they tell you.
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Re: Fear relapse
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 07:26:38 PM »
Thanks for the advice.  Just can't shake these fears.  Feel a bit off everyday.  More sore after workouts and muscle stiffness all over hands, shoulders.  Scary
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