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Another way to confirm BFS

Postby misterjuanperalta on September 12th, 2014, 5:43 pm

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... ching.html

Excerpt: "Muscle cramps are another feature of this condition (BFS), and the fact that you have had this symptom (cramps) for some years without anything else occurring further supports the diagnosis (of BFS)."

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Re: Another way to confirm BFS

Postby Xina535 on October 1st, 2014, 6:24 pm

Thanks for sharing....but one thing: many of us do have other symptoms happening, whether it is fat atrophy, other sensations, voice/throat/breathing issues, and other weird crazy stuff (regardless if caused by anxiety or this or that).
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Re: Another way to confirm BFS

Postby RobJ on October 5th, 2014, 7:57 am

I find the article to be inaccurate, but I'm not surprised. The medical profession is not good when something can't be defined..... Hard to explain. Easier to explain from a mechanics perspective. My GMC Envoy occassionally has the service engine soon light illuminate. Run the code and its engine not to temperature in 50 starts. Replaced water pump and thermostat. It still kicks on. Still not resolved. Mechanic wants to investigate further. Nope....I'll wait for it to break. That was 7 years ago. Still happens, but nothing has come of it.

You twitch when at rest or when muscle is in use. That confirms nothing. There only confirmation with MND is weakness. All other tests or indications means nothing. Never heard of a patient being diagnosed with MND that didn't have weakness.

I twitch at rest, I twitch when muscle is in use. Always have, first time I twitched was in my back during shoveling, It was like popcorn going off as I was shoveling snow during a huge snow storm many moons ago.
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Re: Another way to confirm BFS

Postby raindog on January 9th, 2015, 9:55 am

However, with motor neurone disease the twitching persists whether the muscles are being used or not — movement doesn’t stop it.

If this is a possibility, the twitching can be investigated by an electromyogram — a recording of the electrical activity of the muscle.

This will be abnormal with motor neurone disease, but normal in benign fasciculation syndrome.


According to this statement ive had ALS for over 8 years :lol:
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