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Tongue Twitching

PostPosted: November 4th, 2014, 6:45 pm
by reanne2489
Hi all,

I never really look at my tongue, but read something about how ALS patients with Bulbar onset never feel the twitches in their tongue and that it looks like the tongue is quivering over a bag of worms.

I looked at mine brushing my teeth last night and this morning, and whilst I know a tongue can never sit completely still, i felt like it was quivering in the middle towards the back, and that there looked like some "wriggling" movements towards the front.

I am concerned as I read a short neurologist article that the tongue is not like other involuntary muscles where twitching can be benign, and that it always has some underlying cause.

But I am also trying to tell myself that bulbar onset shouldn't by accompanied by the widespread twitching and pain and I am experiencing, typically in my leg...from what I understood it should be one to the next.

Any thoughts on what to expect as a normal tongue movement compared to an ALS bulbar movement of the tongue would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Tongue Twitching

PostPosted: November 4th, 2014, 7:25 pm
by LKP1231
There have been many posts on this lately. Tongues quiver. Almost impossible to keep still. Read some recent posts about tongues. You'll feel better.