Perceived cramping ( where it feels like your muscle is about to cramp up or feels like it is cramping up, but in reality it is nothing like "locking up " ) is common in BFS.Did you get tested through a standard lab for lyme or a specialized lyme lab. I know a good amount about lyme these days. If you test through standard it will likely come back neg. Even if you test through a specialized lab it may not be accurate. So often one needs to go to a LLMD, they will test for co infections and will rule out all other things before diagnoseding lyme. I tested pos for one lyme band and in the middle on two. The CDC changed the testing standards..it use to be if you tested pos for one then you were positive, now its two. So I saw a LLMD who has tested me for co infections. I will find out in two wks. I too was bit about 15 yrs ago in Ct (very high lyme) I have read sometimes with chronic lyme it can take YRS for some of the symptoms to show (usually neuro) and is often set off by stress or illness. Anyway about a month before this I did have a 5 bumps on my stomach that looked like bites, I went to the doc, he gave me meds (not knowing what it was but being careful) two days later I had a bad cold then a month later all of this. Not sure if its connected.
With MS twitching usually would not onset by twitching all over, its usually a localized spot.
I have been getting bad muscle cramps the past 2 wks. Its like my muscle ( usually arm, or thigh) will lock up then it will release...its pretty painful. Is this the type of muscle cramp with ALS?
There is another condition called BCFS.. its the same as BFS, only with cramping now and then. sometimes muscles cramp up because they are tired of working.. some sporters get the charlie horse cramp after they had a intense marathon. Cramping with no weakness is again most likely benign.. They can be a sign of ALS, but cramping in ALS is again muscles that act on their own because they no longer get instructions from the brain.