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Dizziness

PostPosted: February 20th, 2013, 8:20 am
by JStanz
Hi Folks,

I have stopped twitching for a few weeks now but seem to have some slight dizziness now. it comes and goes but never effect my balance, I can still jump, run up stairs, balance on one foot, etc... Is dizziness a sympton on als? Didn't seem to be based on some research I have done (which as you all know just makes our problems eve worse).

Thanks,

Joe

Re: Dizziness

PostPosted: February 20th, 2013, 8:38 am
by johnnythejet
JStanz wrote:Is dizziness a sympton on als?

No.
Furthermore, you need to train your mind to forget about ALS. Your pattern of symptoms already precludes ALS from being a possiblity, so there isn't going to be some new symptom that makes the picture suddenly look like ALS. Doesn't work that way.

Re: Dizziness

PostPosted: February 20th, 2013, 8:53 am
by JStanz
Thanks Johnny, you know it has been 5 years dealing with on and off musle twitching, etc. I am so tired of all this and makes it diffcult to enjoy life. I am sure you know what I mean - trying to get past this aniexty is a challenge for most of us.

Joe

Re: Dizziness

PostPosted: February 20th, 2013, 8:56 am
by johnnythejet
Sorry to hear you are struggling, Joe. Anxiety is an evil beast, and although I still struggle with anxiety in general, the ALS related fear is long gone for me. Keep working on it and hopefully it will pass soon.

Re: Dizziness

PostPosted: February 20th, 2013, 9:28 am
by JStanz
how did you stop? Would love to hear some advice.

Re: Dizziness

PostPosted: February 20th, 2013, 9:33 am
by johnnythejet
Well the simple fact is that we don't have ALS. It's not really hard to see that when you look at the facts free of cloudy, irrational thinking. So, once I accepted the facts and became okay with my symptoms it all got better. I would actually miss my twitching if it disappeared tomorrow.

Re: Dizziness

PostPosted: February 20th, 2013, 10:02 am
by JStanz
that makes perfect sense. I cotinue to run and jump stairs, do difficult balance exercies, hand grips, toe/heel walks, etc. and still can't seem to convince myself eveythng is cool.

Thanks again,

Joe