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Four years ago I started having Muscles spasms in both calves that just would not go away. I would drink lots of water and take magnesium and patassium over the counter supplements, but nothing would work. They happened all the time, and at times, the spasms would happen in my feet and hands. Then they would start happening in my ribs and chest. At the time, I thought I was having gallbladder problems and even had it removed. Afterwards, the chest pains continued. Now I wonder, Did I just lose my gallbladder for no reason. Now, I know that the chest pains were muscle spasms. But during this time, I started feeling very weak and clumsy in my left leg and left hands. I noticed that I can't lift the weights that I normally could before. I also started having trouble eating. Swallowing foods like biscuits or bread just wouldn't do down. I would start choking. I noticed that I had to chew smaller bits and be careful of what I eat. This alone, I knew was not normal. Well, I ended up at a neurologist who told me that I had peripheral neuropathy. Little did I know that this was just a beginning to years of doctor visits with no other diagnoses. The neuropathy explained a lot of my symptoms but not all. After the first year, the muscle spasms were everywhere but they seemed to be a little less painful. But muscle twitching started in both calves, then weeks later, I noticed twitching in my feet. Than all over my symptoms gradually started getting worst, the twitching moved up to above my knees and into both thigh muscles. At this time, I started feeling twitching in my left tricep and bicep muscles. 3 years later and 3 Neurologist later I was in the same condition with no firm diagnoses. I am at my forth year now and 3 months ago finally I got my diagnoses. I have ALS. But I'm good and knew for quite a while that I did thanks to Dr. Google. But my question is, why do Neurologist know all along what is wrong with you but they refuse to tell you. Are they scared of being wrong? Anyway, it is what it is.
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