Re: Scared I have ALS
Check out the side effects of Lexapro. It's unusual to go from nothing to a high dose. My Doc always starts me on a low dose and works up to a higher one. Honestly I've visited so many health anxiety forums and the 3 diseases we all seem to (think) have in common are MS ALS and some form of cancer. I swear every second post is about twitches. I thought I had MS and then decided I had ALS years ago. I was a mess, my Doctor (extremely understanding and patient) explained that the twitching associated with MS and ALS is caused by the muscle dying. He assured me that I would have noticeable weakness in those muscles. I use to do stupid things like jump off a table and land on one leg to test my muscle strength. The thing that finally convinced me that it was caused by my anxiety was when my Mother in law, who knew nothing about my twitching, mentioned her twitching was back after she broke her knee. I questioned her more and she said oh I always twitch when I'm worried about something. She said it drove her nuts when she broke her hip, which was 16 years earlier. I know this is long winded but I really feel for you. I know how bad you feel. I hope I have helped to put your mind at ease.