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  1. HA can increase bodily metabolism by quite a lot, causing frequent urges towards the bathroom. A good indicator would be whether you wake up at night to empty your bladder or not.
  2. I have them for three years now. No weakness, no ALS. Les fasiculations sans faiblesse clinique valent que dalle. Pense à autre chose lolo.
  3. BFS can involve every muscle. Tongue is a muscle. It can twitch as good as any other muscle. Note hat BFS stands for BENIGN fasiculation syndrome.
  4. BFS can envolve every muscle. Tongue is a muscle. It c
  5. Doesn't sound like "twitches", in the sense of "fasiculations". What your report looks like myokemia or myoclonia, both not in the ALS field. Real fasics don't have the capability to move your limb (save for the ones in the hand that will make your finger jerk a bit⁾.
  6. Back from my medical years, I recall four criteria for a 'bad node': hard (wooden hard), >1cm, fixed (non mobile), not painfull. But even then it takes an echo and and biopsy to sort out the bad from the benign.
  7. I beg to differ with 'face twitches being the only one triggered by anxiety. Every body twitches and it is well documented that stress is a real cause for fasiculations, and not only in the face, but everywhere on the body. Please stay away from Google like it was a vial of cyanide - which it is mentally wise...
  8. No no, dear friend, leukemia unveils itself with other signs than a supposedly enlarged spleen (which not being a doctor you can't assess by your own). You'll need fever, weight loss, multiple infections, dramatic fatigue, bruises all over, bleeding gums (and I don't mean the usuall toothbrush bleed) before you get me concerned about you having leukemia. Just note how you hopped from pancreatic cancer to leukemia in a matter of days. It should tell you something about how your mind is working, looking for life threatening diseases. You have to get your mind out of that spiral. You're way too young to waste your life with this.
  9. Hello. Sorry to find you in such dire times. You don't present with anything consistent with ALS. Twitching is so common, it's not even a symptom. The clumsy feeling about your hand is not muscle failure. If you're still able to move your fingers, pinch them against your thumb, you don't have ALS. You need to calm down. Be aware that extreme anxiety is the most common cause for fasiculations, as it is for cramping. I suggest you release some steam by doing cardio sports. Running, hitting the gym hard, swimming. It will relax your muscles and nervous system. Hang tough.
  10. Hi there. Hard times you're going through and I'm sorry for that. Nothing in your post even remotely points towards ALS. Like others said before me, your symptoms are much about feeling and not about failing. In ALS you don't feel much, you just lose muscle function to the point of paralysis. Twitching is irrelevant without clinical weakness. Internet is full of people twitching and freaking out about it and hardly no one of them ever comes down with ALS. Don't Google. Don't test your strenght. Don't look for atrophies on your body. Give the twitches a shrug. Besides your age is a no match for MND.
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    Hello there. Very sorry to see you going through hard times. What you describe in not really suggestive of anything sinister. However, when symptoms persist, it's always clever to bring it up to medical attention, so as to sort out whats going on. There's a point where even us anxious folks need to soldier up and hit that PCP appointment. It's a hard move to make, but the only one that can eventually clear your mind. Good vibes coming your way. Hang tough.
  12. Hello. What's your background: how old are you, and more importantly: are you a long time smoker? Shortness of breath and pain is not usually how lung cancer presents. The armpit node sounds more consistent with an infection than with cancer, considering enlarged nodes do not feel tender when cancerous, most of the time. You don't mention coughing, not to mention caughing up blood, which is an instant red flag riser. You didn't mention weigh loss, night sweats, itching which are very common with l-cancer. Neither did you mention voice changes (hoarsness) that won't go away and such other symptoms that could bring fuel to fear. A visit to the doctor should be considered a wise move, not to track down cancer but moreso to have yourself checked for possible pneumonia or whatever other condition this could be (and there a dozens of them that could make the symptoms described up - lung cancer is bottom list, I"m sure of that).
  13. Nope no lung cancer there. No night sweats, no blood streaked phlegm when you cough, no weight loss. Oh, and had you lung cancer, the coughing would not come and go. On the other hand quitting smoking would be a wise move.
  14. Pancreatic cancer hallmark is not pain. It's jaundice, sudden diabetes, very fast weight loss. At your age the odds you winning the lottery are higher than you coming down with p. cancer.
  15. I don't really think it's reassurance folks are seeking here. It cannot be, because after doctors have failed to provide reassurance, how on earth could we achieve what the experts in the field couldn't? I believe people who come to post and rant about their health fears, just want to feel and experience that they are not alone in this horrible state of mind, that there are peeps out there willing enough to spend time listening to them, peeps who KNOW exactly what they are going through. How I see it, it's more about brotherhood than it is about informational relief regarding their very symptoms.