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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #60 on: June 09, 2014, 04:07:31 AM »
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #61 on: June 09, 2014, 05:13:53 AM »
Er -- you want a soft palate, lol. To check it, look in your mouth with a flashlight and say 'ahhh'. Does your uvula (dangly thing) lift?

It lifts right before I say aaaah and then it goes down as I say aaaah. Lol.

Anyway, back from the dentist now. She said not to worry about ALS of course. She said I've got tense jaws and maybe that's why my tongue twitch. I'm gonna ask the dr this afternoon to.

I don't know... can't say I'm feeling that much better. I wish that 6% thing wasn't real. Though, I thought of something on my way home from the dentist. Since bulbar is so aggresive, shouldn't it be going fast to notice weakness after twitching started?
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2014, 05:14:32 AM »
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2014, 05:16:25 AM »
Usually, yes, you'd notice speech slurring first.

Her point about your jaw being tense is a good one.

I carry A LOT of tension in my jaw and have to consciously relax it when I'm in an anxious state.
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2014, 05:18:04 AM »
If your dentist thinks your tongue twitches are unremarkable and looked inside your mouth I'd think it's a safe bet everything is working properly.

You haven't mentioned swallowing problems (choking on water -- aspirating). So you're fine in that regard too.
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2014, 05:18:57 AM »
I jazzed-up my profile while you were gone.

Was bored. Plus, I'm kinda committed to these forums after 200 posts.
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #66 on: June 09, 2014, 05:24:32 AM »
If your dentist thinks your tongue twitches are unremarkable and looked inside your mouth I'd think it's a safe bet everything is working properly.

You haven't mentioned swallowing problems (choking on water -- aspirating). So you're fine in that regard too.

No other problems, just the occasional twitch. Even if ALS would start witch twitching, it wouldn't be occasional right? Even if the nerves would be build up again, like in that text I copy pasted, it would twitch for at least e fex hours right?

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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2014, 05:25:06 AM »
I jazzed-up my profile while you were gone.

Was bored. Plus, I'm kinda committed to these forums after 200 posts.

I can see that! Very nice indeed.
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #68 on: June 09, 2014, 05:28:11 AM »
Sorry, again, twitching is a bad predictor of pathology.

Speaking in terms of 'usuallys'; usually it is a continuous twitch.

This is seriously not something you should be concerned about at all.

I would still bet my house that you're a-okay.

Your dentist even gave you a valid cause for your occasional twitch and I agree with her/him completely. Prolonged rigidity caused by anxiety can most certainly irritate muscles and encourage twitching. Not to mention the adrenaline you're pumping into it by panicking.
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #69 on: June 09, 2014, 05:35:09 AM »
In case it happens, because I'm pretty sure it will, if you wake up tomorrow and twitch everywhere, do not freak out.

That very often happens when we develop a fear of ***.

Remain calm if it happens. Come to these forums. Make a thread about it. PM me. Anything. Just stay calm. If you flip your sh*t it'll make it worse and there's still no reason for legitimate concern.
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #70 on: June 09, 2014, 05:39:28 AM »
In case it happens, because I'm pretty sure it will, if you wake up tomorrow and twitch everywhere, do not freak out.

That very often happens when we develop a fear of ***.

Remain calm if it happens. Come to these forums. Make a thread about it. PM me. Anything. Just stay calm. If you flip your sh*t it'll make it worse and there's still no reason for legitimate concern.


Thank you so much.

I do twitch everywhere, but that started like a month ago to. I'm not scared about that, just about the tongue. Is tongue twitches more concerning than other twitches?

I just can't stop thinking about what it would be like if I had it. It feels like I can't be happy about anyhing.
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #71 on: June 09, 2014, 05:52:33 AM »
I understand completely.

No, tongue twitches are not anymore concerning than other twitches. I get them infrequently, too.

I'm definitely coming through this with a new perspective on life. I just hope I get to apply it, y'know? And odds are I will, and that makes me happy. I'm not religious. I can't say, 'everything happens for a reason', but you can ascribe those events your own reasons.

After this is over, consider the people who are afflicted. Not just with ***, but anything that severely squanders quality of life or duration. Take your knowledge of their fear and realise that anything, but the pursuit of happiness is unjustifiable. Petty emotions, for me, are a thing I'll leave behind following these events.

I've also come to understand the exact magnitude and power my mind has over my body. This, if there is indeed nothing wrong with me and the neurologist today assures me of that, will end my anxiety by arming with an invaluable insight over what fear can do to me. It's been a terribly frightful experience, but I find it important that I take something good away from this and I hope you do as well.
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #72 on: June 09, 2014, 06:00:52 AM »
And god, I miss my life.

I used to think of the every day tedium as a chronic torture. Now, I can't wait to get back to it.

It's really strange. I abhorred the thought of a white-picket-fence lifestyle; the thought of having children was utterly revolting. Now, that's all I really want. I have a beautiful girlfriend who I've been absent from and hobbies that I have not gotten to enjoy and goals that I've not yet achieved and those banal, formerly boring, things are all I wish for. And I will be certain that I never forget what this fear has revealed to me.
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #73 on: June 09, 2014, 06:39:24 AM »
http://www.anxietyzone.com/index.php/topic,50829.msg300910.html#msg300910

Read this...scroll down about 7 and 9 post into it...  I'm still alive and kicking...and would be willing to wager...neither of you have ALS ;-)
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Re: Tongue twitching - why does the doctor say it's not normal?
« Reply #74 on: June 09, 2014, 06:45:34 AM »
And god, I miss my life.

I used to think of the every day tedium as a chronic torture. Now, I can't wait to get back to it.

It's really strange. I abhorred the thought of a white-picket-fence lifestyle; the thought of having children was utterly revolting. Now, that's all I really want. I have a beautiful girlfriend who I've been absent from and hobbies that I have not gotten to enjoy and goals that I've not yet achieved and those banal, formerly boring, things are all I wish for. And I will be certain that I never forget what this fear has revealed to me.

I can truly relate to this! I feel like my life has been on hold ever since this started (about 3 months ago). I'm studying to be a nurse, and had to quit school do to my worries.

SpringerLink - Journal of Neurology, Online First
Is this the study you talked about?

If not, would you be able to send it to me?
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