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I'm a 25 year old Latina with no family history of ALS. Beginning in March I began to feel chest pains. Through the process of finding I was experiencing acid reflux, I had severe anxiety. Since then and for the past 5 weeks I've experienced full body twitching. I want to know the likeliness of having ALS and what other potential explanations there could be. Saw a neurologist today who didn't offer much aside from ordering a battery of tests over the next three weeks. Please advise.


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replied May 26th, 2016
Anxiety and Stress Answer A57377
hello and welcome

your concern is appreciated

there are many reasons minor and major for causing muscle twitching called fasciculation. excersize, too much caffeine or nicotine , lack of nutrients in the diet, stress and anxiety in which its called nervous tics, drug side effects. major causes include ALS, neuropathy or damage to the nerves, spinal muscular atrophy , muscular dystrophies etc. test like serum electrolytes, thyroid funcyion test,blood chemistry, CT scan and MRI scan of the spine and brain, nerve conduction studies, are all helpful to diagnose the culprit condition

hope it helps
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