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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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