Hi all. I am new to this site.
Two years ago I was diagnosed with anxiety -- got myself some help and things were going well. I had my third son born in March 2014. About a month after I had him, I noticed things that I felt were my anxiety creeping back up (obviously stress of a newborn, lack of sleep, etc, I assumed were contributing to this). Anyways, one of my main things was that I felt shaky in my legs (when walking down stairs), or in my low back (when bending over), or in my arms or hands when doing certain things (like texting or something). I have had this before and it stops bothering me once I deal with the anxiety.
So, last night I went outside and trimmed the hedges with a hand shears for about 30 minutes, and came into get a drink. My arms and hands were tired, but I didn't feel like I did anything strenous. When I went to get a drink my hands shook like a leaf! both of them. It got better after a couple hours, but my hands and arms ached all night from that simple task. So, I googled it and ALS came up which freaked me out.
Based on what I read here though, on this forum, is that it can't be ALS because ALS wouldn't suddenly get worse after doing something, and then get better a few hours later. Plus, the fact that I can do everything (even though my arms feel weak and tired) means its just from use, and not from a disease.
I am wondering if my thinking is correct - until last night, I didn't even know what ALS was, so now of course my mind is racing. Thoughts?