Do twitching muscles have you terrified of ALS?
Then you need tons of reassurance, and I have it for you: a collection of the best muscle twitching articles that cover everything imaginable to help you through your ALS panic, fear, anxiety and sleepless nights.
This superb collection of muscle twitching articles was written by me, based on my own experience with a brief bout of muscle twitching fear that was brought on after I googled the wrong words and ended up reading some scary information on an ALS site.
The articles INCLUDE STATEMENTS FROM DOCTORS WHOM I INTERVIEWED.
Because I’m a writer by profession, I decided to write all about muscle twitching, benign fasciculation syndrome (BFS) and the accompanying ALS anxiety and panic.
Muscle twitching is technically known as benign fasciculation syndrome (BFS) if the twitching is accompanied by other symptoms such as tingling, cramping and soreness.
Twitching muscles, in isolation, are known as fasciculations. These fasciculations are not to be confused with restless leg syndrome, even though some types of muscle twitching can be described as “creepy crawlies” under the skin.
Everyone experiences muscle twitching, by the way. The difference between the people who are consumed with fear they have deadly ALS, and everyone else, is that, by sheer freak chance, on a bad day, the people in the first group googled “twitching muscles” or something similar, and found themselves glued to an ALS site.
The ensuing fear of having ALS can happen to just about anybody.
You CAN overcome it!
Read every one of my well-organized articles to help with your recovery. You will be so very reassured.
And if you have relapses, each will be less disastrous than the last, until eventually, relapses last only for 10 minutes, until finally, you’ll no longer have them!
I’ve reached a point where I just LOVE the feel of muscle twitching in my right hamstring, because one of the muscles has a slow-healing, running-related injury.
The “fascs” literally give it relief and feel like a mini-massage.
Any time you need reassurance that you don’t have ALS, refer to the links below and click on the article that best describes the assurance you seek.
ALS Anxiety, Muscle Atrophy and Twitching: Conquering This Stress. Yes, you can once and for all conquer your fear of a disease that’s very rare.
Tongue Twitching: Reassurance It’s Not Bulbar. Do you stop at every mirror you ever pass to inspect your tongue? Do you try to hold it as still as possible but still see it twitching?
Does chewing food seem a bit difficult lately? How about forming words? You need to read this one.
Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.