I am a 45 years old female. I first experienced my symptom 18 years ago, which was left-hand side symptom. I have seen two neurologists since the last visit along with MRI was seven years back. My main concern back then was MS, but the last neurologist said it is not MS. I raised my concerns of ALS, but my MRI was normal. I have again got symptoms back and have had a fall, in which the left leg just gave away a few weeks ago. However, this time, l also seem to have muscle spasms on right side and right thumb twitching. I am extremely anxious and waiting to see a neurologist again. I have had an MRI done again a few days ago, and my GP said my report came back as 'no significant abnormalities.' Can ALS present with symptoms for this many years but still not show on an MRI? And with ALS, do symptoms present on both sides of the body? My GP said l have somatization disorder, which was diagnosed after the last neurologist visit. I would greatly appreciate your input.
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Thank you so much for your reply. It has put me somewhat at ease. l guess my concern remains that I have heard ALS symptoms have been seen years earlier, hence my concern. My other concern is that on the left-hand side two years ago, I got numbness, spasms, and now wasting of some muscle around my left knee. My left leg is thinner than my right. I have now got muscle spasms on the right-hand side as said before and very noticeable thumb and index finger twitches. Has no one ever had years of symptoms before any real clinical abnormalities are noted? Thank you again.
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