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Localized twitching-could it be ***
« on: May 19, 2014, 10:13:19 AM »
Hey guys a question for all of you who have experience with ALS. I have be having twitching in the same localized spot in my forearm for the past 4 days. I am not sure if my arm is getting weaker as it is my non dominant arm.  This is sort of silly but I arm wrestled someone with the arm in question and won--that being said should I consider this as benign or be more concerned?

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Re: Localized twitching-could it be ***
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 02:00:32 PM »
Hey josh the twitching in also usually happens when there is noticeable weakness in the affects limb and after the muscles becomeatrophic. So by the tto e the twitching starts you know something really worn. Hope it helps
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Re: Localized twitching-could it be ***
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 03:58:59 PM »
The weakness almost always happens in the distal portions of the body first...meaning you would no longer be able to button your shirt or open a door by the time the twitching hits.  Twitching is a late sign of ***.  BTW: I just got over a 2 day hot spot in my right arm.  As much as I know about this illness it still unsettles me. 
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Re: Localized twitching-could it be ***
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 09:26:14 AM »
Try 4 weeks same spot in tongue. hell.
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Re: Localized twitching-could it be ***
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 12:08:18 PM »
You know who has experience with ALS on this forum? Probably nobody.  MAYBE 1-2 people? Maybe? It's a very rare illness so statistically there are probably not a high number of people with ALS on here.
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Re: Localized twitching-could it be ***
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 03:18:09 PM »
ALS is a popular fear on anxiety forums.  why?  because it is devastating.   In the 5+ years as a member here  of the hundreds who have feared it, exactly ZERO people have ever announced being dx'd with it.   you don't have als. at most you wore out a muscle or injured it with the wrestling

go out and enjoy your life.  don't waste a second more worrying about this disease. 
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Re: Localized twitching-could it be ***
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 06:28:06 AM »
Hey josh the twitching in also usually happens when there is noticeable weakness in the affects limb and after the muscles becomeatrophic. So by the tto e the twitching starts you know something really worn. Hope it helps

Exactly this. ALS used to be one of my fears, until someone in my distance family got it (second cousin). There is a marked difference between anxiety sufferer symptoms and actual ALS symptoms it's not even a joke. Twitches, like you said, happen after the weakness begins. And this is not anxiety/depression weakness, either. It's the kind of weakness that you know you have because your arm isn't even strong enough to carry a cup of coffee anymore.
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