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New member says Thank you!

PostPosted: October 7th, 2002, 3:17 pm
by Lunabeth
Hi. My twitching started about 3 months ago, not long after both having a baby and reading an article about a woman with ALS. I've always suffered from health anxiety, and though I had an extremely healthly pregnancy, I had a very traumatic birth. My son was born healthy and perfect. And though I've told myself over and over that it's very unlikely I would acquire ALS right after reading a scary article about it, I'm still having a very hard time with fear. Every time I have significant twitches, I freak out and begin thinking that I won't be able to see my baby grow up. This site has been hugely helpful. Thank you. After reading several posts I was crying with gratitude. Though I'm still worried that 3 months isn't long enough to rule out something serious, I've had no muscle weakness or other symptoms. Thank you all for helping with my anxiety.

PostPosted: October 7th, 2002, 4:33 pm
by Arron
Hey there Lunabeth, go to the "Questions about BFS" thread on this web site and about halfway doen the page, you will see a topic that is titled "How are BFS and ALS twitches different?". I think you'll find more ease and comfort after reading that one as well as many other's in past months. After 3 months, you would be showing "some" kind of other signs by now other than just twitching. Go play with your son and enjoy the time. I really don't think you need to be worried about twitches if you show no weakness or loss of coordination / muscle control. :lol:

PostPosted: October 14th, 2002, 9:09 am
by Twitchy Georgy
Lunabeth, Arron is right... By the symptoms you're describing I REALLY don't think you have to worry about ALS... Focus your attention on all the fun things that being a new mom brings and sooner or later, you'll start noticing your twitching less and less...