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Old 04-29-2008, 07:48 PM #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Moe80 View Post
Thanks Wright.

Can you explain the sorts of muscle aches and joint pain that are associated with ALS?

I wouldn't just wake up one day with sore aches and pains all over my body, right?

My sore chest and back muscles are making me feel like I am having a hard time breathing. It sucks.

Chelle
None. If you are suffering from upper motor neuron degradation you can experience cramps (that is pain) and muscle stiffness (is that pain?). So, if you are somewhat far along in ALS you might call the muscle fatigue pain. Maybe. Surely the cramps. But a big zero is called for with respect to joint pain. The disease does not affect joints.

You need to sniff around at a few other diseases and then decide which you want to diagnose yourself with.

Take care...
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