Re: muscle fasciculations?
Anxious, Ive had muscle twitching in my legs which is very visable and extremely annoying- its lasted as long as a few weeks. Usually the heat brings it on. If your mom is having such extreme fatigue and the twictching, its possible they are related.
Keep her cool at all times. Im talking invest in a cooling vest, keep her in the a/c- keep her hydrated. And, believe it or not, if you can get her into a pool, a cool pool- not an indoor one which is heated, the exercise and the cooling experience will help with both symtoms.
The EMG will tell how the muscle fires from the brain. For me, it was used to rule out Carpal Tunnel. My hands and fingers were numb and tingling (still are) and they needed to know if it was from an issue with the muscle of the hands, or if it was a lesion on the brain which affected the hands....turns out it was the brain- my hands are actually fine, even if I cant feel them or use them. I dont think an EMG will give you a definate dx of ALS or MS.....talk to your neuro more to find out what he is hoping to get from the test...the test doesnt take long- and you can be there with her. Let us know how it turns out.
RRMS- dx 05