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Offline Niugi

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ALS vs BFS
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:18:50 AM »
Im trying my best to stay strong & keep convincing myself that i only have Benign fasciculation syndrome and not ALS.
Ive had the twitching all over my body for 2 years now (like there is an earthquake in my body). But in the last 2 months I've have numbness, pins & needles, cramps in my musles. It just seems to get worse & worse, now for the past week I'm having a lot of pain in my forearms & calves (Very Painful) And i also have a burning sensations & sharp nerve pain in my calves & hands! please help
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Re: ALS vs BFS
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 01:15:30 PM »
Everything you FEEL, actually leads you away from ALS.

Have you taken a new medication in the past few months?
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Re: ALS vs BFS
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 03:35:22 PM »
The previous poster nailed it on the head als is a disease of weakness caused by motor neurons not getting to the muscles. U are experiencing sensory issues which is a totally different thing
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Re: ALS vs BFS
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 08:46:19 PM »
Everything you FEEL, actually leads you away from ALS.

Have you taken a new medication in the past few months?

Yeah i have actually. I started taking paxil 20mg about 3 months ago, i was on them for 2 months & i stop going on them. I didn't like them at all, so its been just over a month i haven't been on them.
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Re: ALS vs BFS
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 10:10:51 PM »
I deal with the same BFS/ALS battle in my mind.

I have little to no weakness, however, my left foot has been twitching daily for about the past two months.  I get twitches in other spots, but the left foot is a daily occurrence. 

I get nervous when I hear about ALS being very fine twitches that begin in one spot and continue relentlessly until the muscles in that spot are dead.  I keep telling myself that I would notice weakness by now, but my mind keeps ALS fresh in my conscious.

Hopefully your fine and get some peace.
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Re: ALS vs BFS
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2014, 12:20:47 PM »
hello i was reading your post i really wsmts yo now how are you now??
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