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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Back at the end of January I had a episode

Back at the end of January I had a episode where the right side of my face drooped. My eye closed and the right side of my mouth stopped working. It lasted for maybe 30 to 40 seconds. Then went away. Wend to the hospital and had a CT. scan. I was worried because I have a family history of AVM, Great uncle, grandma, father uncle and sister. It came back clean. Figured it was from a tooth that was infected. Then twitching started on the right side of my face then a few weeks it made it way down my arm. Now it is all over my body chest, sides, legs even the sides of my head and tongue once in a while. My leg has felt heavier slightly. But mostly I have had soreness in my right shoulder. That when using my arm moves down my arms then between shoulder blades along my neck. The twitching is usually very short lived. One twitch and then it is gone though it can last up to a minute. Almost never felt while being active. I know everything points away from it. My mind though still fears ALS. I have doctors appointment scheduled, its just going to be a few days before I can get in. I just want some kind of opinion in the mean time. I am, a 31 year old white male. No family History of ALS that is known. No noticeable signs of Weakness other then perceived, and no signs of atrophy. I seem to be able to lift and do everything as I always have.
Mon, 4 Jun 2018
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