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I've been getting a twich in the muscle above my left thumb,

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I've been getting a twich in the muscle above my left thumb, and the feeling of nerves firing in my left thigh and sole and heel of my left foot. What could cause this? Im scared this could be ALS or something
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  RAJESH CHAUHAN replied 8 years ago.

Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,

In order to help you better, may I request you to fill me with the following information:

Since when are you having this problem?

Has this affected you earlier also?

Any wasting (thinning) or weakness of muscles of the hand/ thumb, thigh/ soles?

Are you under some stress/ anxiety?

Are you taking any medicines/ coffee/ beverages?

Any other medical problem or significant history?

What would be your age now?

Thanks. Shall be waiting for your reply.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I dont have any noticeable weakness or wasting of muslces. I am under stress, but that's nothing new. I'm 45. I've taken over the counter sleeping pills. I do drink diet coke somewhat regularly. No significant medical history. In my leg I feel twitches deep inside, but don't see any twiches toward the surface as I do with my hand. Limited to left side of body.
Expert:  RAJESH CHAUHAN replied 8 years ago.

Thanks for the information. Since you do not have any muscle weakness or wasting, and this problem involves primarily your thumb, it s very unlikely to be ALS in the backdrop of stress.

It is more likely to be stress related, but since you also have similar problem in your leg, it would be prudent to get your examined by your doctor.

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Best wishes. Please feel free to enquire if you require more information.