It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-08-2009, 12:54 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
uimy HB User
constant twitches and swallowing problems

Hello, I'm a 17 year old male and about 6 months ago had a episode where it felt like my ability to swallow was disrupted, swallowing saliva that is. They put me on some GERD medicine which really doesn't seem to at all help and about 2 months ago I starting getting fasciculations, they happen atleast every 5 minutes and often wake me from my sleep. My doctor doesn't think I need to see a neurologist and just tells me to drink more fluid... I've been drinking 5 gatorades a day and 10 glasses of watter without any any relief. Does this sound like ALS or any other disease? I'll often wake up in the middle of the night with a feeling like my breathing is shutting off though this can happen during the day as well, I have a inhaler though it doesn't seem to do a thing. I've also had a episode in the car where I couldn't move my arm very well :/

Last edited by uimy; 10-08-2009 at 12:56 AM.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-14-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 7
kellyxo HB User
Re: constant twitches and swallowing problems

this does not sound like ALS. With ALS you would have a gradual deterioration associated with muscle atrophy and weakness. Breathing muscles are not affected until the end of the disease. I would still go see a neurologist for a further workup. Hang in there!

Old 01-16-2010, 01:43 PM   #3
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: mishawaka indiana us
Posts: 1
jmggjr88 HB User
Re: constant twitches and swallowing problems

it to me sounds like you need a second opinion and i wouldnt waist anytime in another opinion. if it is not als it sounds to me it may be something serious.

Old 03-06-2010, 10:33 AM   #4
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1
HangOnToHope HB User
Re: constant twitches and swallowing problems

Believe it or not it could also be Anxiety Disorder. Try to relax about it and as others have suggested get a second opinion.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Constant Nausea jcka Digestive Disorders 39 10-17-2009 01:57 PM
Constant fasciculations ALS?? uofcphd Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 10 08-29-2008 12:54 AM
Constant Swallowing Lobby1972 Ear, Nose & Throat 2 08-22-2008 01:19 AM
Constant Dizziness Pch340 Men's Health 10 10-31-2007 03:12 AM
twitches and constant weird sensation.. aweeze Brain & Nervous System Disorders 2 11-29-2006 04:51 PM
Pain at epidural site and now constant twitching? Related or not? Seabreezes22 Brain & Nervous System Disorders 2 10-25-2006 06:14 AM
Constant muscle twitches in one area.... jen78nc Fibromyalgia 7 04-29-2005 03:50 PM
Constant burps,regurgitation,difficulty swallowing and blowing nose!?!? Help please? perfik Digestive Disorders 5 02-06-2005 09:00 AM
Swallowing problems...please help AUadamsfly Anxiety 2 02-12-2004 07:23 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:15 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!