Originally Posted by onesearedsoul
Im new here, checking out info thats being shared. I currently have three of the four main symptoms of ALS that I know of, fasculations, that started about two years ago, cramps and muscle spasms that started about a year ago, no antrophy at this point that I can confirm, although I have noticed loss of stamina in the use of my left arm and left leg.
What I am seeking, if anyone is able to tell me, if they have seen or heard anything like what I am about to describe.
I am having instances where I have an itch or minor parathesis at one spot, and when I scratch or rub it, it causes a sensation simular to the original one at another spot. I then have to scratch or rub that spot to resolve the original itch or sensation. I would presume that this may be occuring due to neural signal jumping.
(PS I am also former military.)
These are not the symptoms of ALS. Muscle spasms and cramps are not associated with ALS. As for your twitching, that is the most misconstrued myth about ALS. If you have twitching, it points AWAY from ALS. Those who do have the disease get a "wave" type of muscle twitch that is non stop forever. It comes well AFTER you notice the muscle atrophy. I know for a FACT you do not have ALS.