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5 weeks ago I had a tremor in my right thumb. It stopped and

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5 weeks ago I had a tremor in my right thumb. It stopped and then I started having body wide muscle twitches. They are all over but one in my right leg is pretty common. I notice most of these at rest. Last couple days I get some cramps in my forearms and biceps on both side when being active. My lips tend to shake or quiver when my mouth is in odd positions and my face muscles seem to feel tight sometimes as well. I've been to the dr over terrible fear of ALS. she did a urine test for metals and spine Xrays and a blood serum test all of which are fine. I have no real weakness as of yet. Please help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

it sounds like you are having benign fasciculation and twitching of superficial muscles and nerves

this not ALS if you are not having weakness

excessive anxiety is famous for causing benign fasciculations

it does sound like you are battling bad anxiety symptoms.

what anxiety medications are you taking?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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