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Old 10-25-2008, 04:08 PM #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BethU View Post
Blizna ... no, I have never felt that sensation. It is NOT a symptom of ALS.

Below is a list of symptoms of Benign Fasciculation Syndrome from Wikipedia. BFS is a real condition with complex physical symptoms, and many people experience it at some point in their lives. The essential thing to note about it is that it is "benign" ... that is, it does not lead to permanent physical damage or death. It can be brought on or made worse by anxiety. Once you relieve the anxiety, many of the symptoms will improve or go away.

Wikipedia says some of the symptoms of BFS are:
paraesthesia (numbness, tingling, or "pins & needles" sensations),
generalized fatigue,
exercise intolerance,
globus sensation (this means the feeling that you have a lump in your throat)
and/or muscle cramping.

Hope this helps.
Pain, paraesthesia, perceived muscle cramping and perceived muscle weakness can occur anywhere in the body, just like the twitching. However, there is another benign condition called Fibromyalgia ( some believe BFS and fibromyalgia are related somehow ) that has allot of the same symptoms including burning muscles which gets worse after sport.