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Widespread Muscle Twitches - Anyone else have this??


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Old 09-07-2017, 06:54 AM   #1
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Widespread Muscle Twitches - Anyone else have this??

I am so frustrated I have no idea what else to do. Currently I am suffering with generalized body wide muscle twitching. They initially started in December of this year after I had a twitch in my right shoulder. I decided to google the symptoms and ended up in the worst panic of my life. I thought at first it could be MS and I then learned of ALS and my twitches exploded all over. I went to a neurologist in March who did not want to do the EMG and she said it was something called benign fasciculation syndrome. It took some time but the twitches became less frequent but never went away. In July I had a full physical and my GP stated it was nothing and could be attributed to stress or somatization of symptoms. I began an accelerated nursing program and now I can't concentrate because I am scared to death again because the twitching has come back.

My biggest problem is the unbelievable amount of discrepancy there is related to the subject. You can look on any site and it states that "muscle twitching" is a sign of MND. There are people who have been diagnosed who say they started out with twitching as their first symptoms. There are people in their 20s saying they have been diagnosed with the illness. Then there are hoards of people who state twitching is related to anxiety and stress. That it is benign if no other symptoms are present. I just do not know what to think.

I am 27 and have never been diagnosed with GAD or anything but I have had a very stressful childhood. Maybe I do need to see a psychiatrist?

If anyone has these issues please let me know. I would love to discuss them I hate this so much

 
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:30 PM   #2
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Re: Widespread Muscle Twitches - Anyone else have this??

I am sorry to hear about your symptoms.

I am very familiar with fasciculations. I twitch 24 hours a day. I have seen neurologists as well as neuromuscular specialists.

Let me say that you do not have ALS. Fasciculations as the first symptom is highly unusual. Additionally, at your age ALS iis exceedingly rare.

What you do have is a very stressful life. You have anxiety as do all of us that twitch because we all looked up our symptoms.

I wish I could give you advice on how to make twitching stop, but I have none. In time it will go away or be a nuisance at worst. The only thing I will tell you is thst as each day passes you will slowly realize that you do not have a neuromuscular disease.

Take care,

James

 
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