Originally Posted by zuzu8
You just got a clean bill of health from a neuro at the Cleveland Clinic (just about the best place you could go!)!!!
You mention that these twitches and spasms started during or just after a stressful period in your life. The fact that you haven't been reassured yet might mean you are still very stressed or anxious about *something* and it hasn't been resolved yet.....
I would certainly trust the neuologist. You are O.K. But anxiety can make your body feel all kinds of weird things including sensations of weakness and tightness and soreness (muscle tension).
"Perceived" weakness is not a sign of ALS. The neurologist would have detected REAL weakness, and he didn't.
I spent two years of my life convinced I had ALS because I "perceived" that my legs felt weak. I also had intermittent twitches in my hand. 2 neuros said no pathology at all.
I was UN-reassurable. I kept thinking they missed it.
It wasn't until I saw a therapist and got my anxiety and the issues that caused it under control that all these sensations miraculously went away!
Try to relax. Stop searching the internet! (In the old days I would have said "throw away those medical books!)
Thanks for the info. Just what a guy needs to hear sometimes. The mind is a powerful thing and can play tricks on you pretty good.