BFS Test - Benign Fasciculation Syndrome

Benign Fasciculation Syndrome, or BFS, is a neurological condition most notable for producing annoying muscle twitches. These little spasms can happen anywhere in the body. They are distressing, leading many people to have great anxiety about what is causing them. There may be othre symptoms that accompany the twitching, as well. But the good news is, BFS is completely benign. You can't die from it, nor does it progress to anything more serious.

No one really knows what causes BFS. The twitching suggests that damage or disruption has occurred to your nerves. It may have been due to a viral infection, a strange immune system reaction, or too much stress in your life. Whatever the cause, there is no quick cure. Since it isn't serious, not much effort is made to find a cure for BFS. But there is this handy test here to help see if you've got BFS. Just go ahead and take it!

Created by: JRobert
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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. Do you have muscle twitching? (If you have no muscle twitching, there is no point to taking this test!)
Yes
No
4. Is your twitching limited to one body part (face, hands, feet, back, etc) or multiple?
Just one
Two
Three or four
Pretty much all over
5. When did the twitches start?
Less than a week ago
A week to a month ago
A month to three months ago
Three months to a year ago
Over a year ago
6. Do you have any muscle weakness?
Not at all
Feels weak (perceived weakness) but I can force myself to overcome it
Yes, true weakness
7. Do you get muscle cramping or stiffness in the areas where you've felt twitches?
Yes
No
8. Do your muscles feel extra tired after a workout?
Yes
No
I don't know
I am physically unable to work out
9. Do you regularly get a pins and needles feeling in your feet or hands (like they "fell asleep")?
Yes
No
10. Do your symptoms have some better days and some worse days?
Yes, it has fluctuated
No, it's bad all the time
Actually, it gets worse day after day with no better days
11. Do you ever get a buzzing feeling, like a vibration in a body part?
Yes
No
12. How many tests have you had done by a doctor for these symptoms?
None
One
Several
Lost count
13. If you feel any pain with your symptoms, how bad is it?
No pain
Slight, just aching
Fairly strong
Very strong and difficult to live with

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