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Dizziness

Postby JStanz on February 20th, 2013, 8:20 am

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).

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Re: Dizziness

Postby johnnythejet on February 20th, 2013, 8:38 am

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.
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Re: Dizziness

Postby JStanz on February 20th, 2013, 8:53 am

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.

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Re: Dizziness

Postby johnnythejet on February 20th, 2013, 8:56 am

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.
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Re: Dizziness

Postby JStanz on February 20th, 2013, 9:28 am

how did you stop? Would love to hear some advice.
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Re: Dizziness

Postby johnnythejet on February 20th, 2013, 9:33 am

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.
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Re: Dizziness

Postby JStanz on February 20th, 2013, 10:02 am

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.

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