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every day for the past 4 weeks

PostPosted: July 21st, 2003, 12:51 pm
by dan123
I have had this twitches for the last 4 weeks. I always had a twitch in my eyes specially when stressed, but this time what started only in my eyes have move to all over my body, specially in my left(calve, thide). One in a while my tongue will twitch too but only once a week or so. Here is I feel:
Sometime I can see my muscle move and others I do no see it but I feel like a worm is moving inside.

I admin I am a hypochondria but did not read anything about ALS until I started to twitch and to be honest I do not know what is worse the twitch or the FEAR. I have a planned check up with my doctor. I will definally ask but is anyone having similar symtoms. I do not see or feel any weakness beside the normal have a hard day at work.


PostPosted: July 21st, 2003, 1:03 pm
by tlotoxl
we have all had similar symptoms. don't be scared to search the boards here -- i'm sure you'll find a lot of people reporting very similar experiences to your own.

PostPosted: July 21st, 2003, 3:13 pm
by reneeintx

My twitches started in my left eye, then my right eye joined in. About 3 three weeks later the twitching took over my whole body.

I have twitches I can feel and see and some I can just feel.

I've had a clean emg from the neuro but am still scared of having ALS. My fear takes over sometimes where I just dwell on it all day...feeling sorry for myself and thinking about death. I hate this feeling. I wish I didn't have this viscious circle going on inside my mind.

Welcome to the forum,

Renee :)

PostPosted: July 21st, 2003, 3:41 pm
by dan123
reneeintx: I would be lying to you if I told you I do not think about death. I really do. I was suffering from strong anxioty which has lead me to this fear of a bad diaseas. But in all but all your Fears in our lord and savior Jesus. He is the one with all the answers. I have been reading this site for a week now and notice you are worrying to much(LOL me telling some one to stop worring) One day we will all die.

I really hope that I do not have this ALS thing but if I do I (we all) should just trust in GOD. He will take care of it...GOD bless you. You will be in my prayers.


PostPosted: July 21st, 2003, 5:20 pm
by reneeintx
What a nice reply dan :)

I love being here with my family and friends and the separation at death is what makes me sad. I know most people probably think this way..we just want to be with the people we love. I can't say I'm a religious person meaning I don't attend church every week. I do believe in God as a higher power and pray often. I pray to him to give me the strength to come to grips with this twitching and not let it destroy my life.

Thanks again for the meaningful made my day :)


nice post

PostPosted: July 23rd, 2003, 8:52 am
by Renae
That was a really nice post, Dan! It's amazing how we can let fear and worry take over our lives! I have to admit that I'm just as guilty as many here on this site. I worry myself so much it makes me sick. And now I don't even know how to separate the symptoms I'm feeling. Are they medical problems or just my anxiety playing out in the form of a medical problem. Who knows? It does seem like a viscious you said, Renee. I just really need to break this cycle because its taking over my life to the point where I'm not enjoying things or people who are close to me. But, I am getting help. I'm not ashamed to say that I've been seeing a therapist and I have a Psychiatrist who has prescribed anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. I feel like I've been to so many doctors, had so many tests, and really received very few answers. Nobody has every told me that I have BFS. I've asked both the Neurologist and my PCP about it and neither one of them seemed to know too much about it, which didn't give me a lot of faith in them. The consensus seems to be that I have a mild form of a Fibromyalgia like syndrome...whatever that means. But, I've had a lot of really bizarre symptoms and often wonder if it could be FMS and maybe even Myofascial Pain Syndrome, but...there doctors know nothing about these things. I guess I need to see different doctors. Anyway...sorry to ramble. I'm just venting!

Good luck to you all and let's try not to worry so much!! :)