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Worried I may have ALS

Hi there, I'm a 30-year-old male, diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease 9 months ago. I'm aware that my thyroid disease can cause symptoms throughout my whole body, but I've been taking Synthroid and my TSH levels are currently in the normal range. My symptoms - mostly aches and twitching - are starting to worry me.

July 2014

July 2, 2014: updated draft of forum names I have upgraded to Dragon naturally speaking version 12 professional, and the new Plantronics 730 dect microphone. it seems to work much better despite my failing voice. 7/6 Maize bit by copperhead on face, vet said ok for $250 July 9, 2014 updated forum names swallowing very bad last 6 days 7/11 - found house 7/12 - made offer 7/13 - offer accepted 7/14 - mtg process begins, have to keep hp happy and keep working to get this done 7/16 - boxer ran out and bit Boots while on walk, $500 later stitched up ..

Picture

Here's a picture of my visible symptoms. Hopefully this can help someone relate to my symptoms or offer some information/advice Thank you

Appointment

My next appointment is a month away. I have noticeable atrophy in my tongue, especially on the left side. It's absolutely the most bizarre thing. To see and feel your body parts 'shrink'. It's like something out of a Hitchcock movie. My whole tongue is smaller. I have dimples on my cheeks (never had those before!), my lips are decidedly smaller. I swear that even my EARS appear smaller (is this possible??) I've always had high cheekbones, but now they are sharp. My uvula is so small it now flaps. This really is like something out of a horror novel.

Max

German exchange student 2009, pics pending

Peter

foreign exchange student from Germany 2005? pics pending ...

Newly diagnosed als.mmn

I hope I am doing this correctly. I am a 69 year old dentist, still sort of practicing, and have been dealing with symptoms for several years. Tripping, losing hand strength, weakness etc. I have been hovering since learning of the possibility of this illness, and have now taken the step to join up. My muscle and nerve and NCV tests were abnormal, ck enzymes elevated to the 700s. Little or no fasciculations, but cramping in both hands, right arm and shoulder are a problem. Less of a problem in my left arm, but symptoms there too.

Stessed big time !

Feeling very overwelmed these days . Muscle cramping started in both the legs over a month now . They are consitant now and very intense . Went to my family doctor , she did a blood draw . My magnesem was low , been on medication . Not helping . Went to my neuroligist for a yearly follow up . He did his routine checkup . I told him about the cramping . He put me on gabipentin 3 times a day , is not helping any . Went to emergency last nite , cramping was very intense . He checked all my levels , all came back fine . He told me to go to a neuroligist and have a nerve conduction test done .

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