Suffering from involuntary movements, spasms, doctors don’t know what is wrong?
Four months ago my husband got sick, the doctors don’t know whats wrong, and is not making much of an effort to figure out what It could be, so we need ideas on what it could be so we can go to the doctor to make them check it out. It started with a tingling sensation on the entre left side of the body. After a few days he started getting large involuntary movements in his left leg (his leg looked like it was made out of gelo when he walked .) after a few more days the involuntary movements started in his left arm. (It can last for hours and then goes away, and the episodes happens several times every day). His symptoms now include involuntary movements in his legs, arms, stomach muscles, left eyelid, and left side of his mouth(cheek and lips). He has episodes where he can’t speak, as if his throat shuts down when he tries to speak ( lasting from minutes up to 3 hours). The last week he has had pain on different places on his body (lasting seconds to minutes) the pain has been on his testicle, side of his head, neck, shoulder blades, thigh, and stomach and other various muscle groups. Besides from this he has always been healthy, but has ADHD. (Uses concerta) He is 26 years old. MRI and EEG look good.
These symptoms are usually not expected at the age of 26 years.
Neurological involvement is the most probable possibilty.
Lateral sclerosis or anterior horn cell of spinal cord involvement needs a consideration.
EMG and NCV studies with a neurologists opinion should be done.
Many possibilities here , most probable is amylotrophic lateral sclerosis , spinal tab is the best diagnosis , also check his electrolytes levels along with TSH , T4
In my opinion it could be Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Get him an EMG .NCV and spinal cord MRI done.
Most probably its primary lat. Sclerosis – , but its a diagnosis that reveals out ofter by exclusion of other neurological problems, u need to be assessed neurologically well, to do CBC, MRI, EMG, Nerve conduction assessment, to exclude other neurological problems,
To confirm the diagnosis
after that , drugs and physiotherapy and speech therapy will be needed to control the involuntary movements, the weakness and the slurred speech