Posted by Tim Rader
on January 14, 2000 at 20:39:15:
I have been having problems for the past six months. It started out with a tightness in my calf musclees. I then started to experience pins
and needles in my arms and legs. I then had a slight tremor in my left hand the forearm would then hurt for a little bit. I then had some numbness in my lower left lip. I then develped a
movement or a jerk after I fell asleep in my arms or in my legs. It would also happen in the middle of my sleep. It would definetely wake you up. I then had stiffness and soreness in my right forearm. I also had what felt like a knife sticking me in the lower right leg. I then began
to develop a stiffness in my knees and lower legs. This continues today. I have also had muscle spasms and lots of muscle twitching. My right hand falls asleep of a night and sometimes the left hand, but not as much. I have muscle twithching under my eyes also. I have some soreness in my hands to. I have had a emg and ncv, no presence or evidence of motor neuron disesase (ALS). I have also had a MRI of my brain and cervical sprine. I have also had a
complete blood work up and urine has been checked. My neurologist say that he is 99% sure of no ALS. He didn't beleive that I needed a spinal tap. If you can help, pleaase let me know. Thanks.