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Old 10-08-2008, 07:27 PM #23 (permalink)
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You asked a question, you got an answer. For some reason you decided to believe that answer was in some way derogatory and start making comments about some of the members and the board. Let me give you a hint that's not the best way to introduce yourself to a community.

Let me give you a few simple facts that have been stated on this board many times and can be easily found with a search. The diagnosis of ALS REQUIRES the presence of:
  1. Lower motor neuron degeneration as seen with EMG
  2. Upper motor neuron degeneration as witnessed by clonus and/or spasticity
  3. Progressive spread of symptoms or signs within a region or to other regions
All of that must be present together with the absence of:
  1. EMG and pathological evidence of other diseases process that might explain the LMN and UMN degeneration
  2. Neuroimaging evidence of other disease processes that might explain the signs

Now based on what you've posted thus far you have NONE of the above and therefor DO NOT have ALS by definition.

Now having said that I would like to add some more. Read what it says at the top of the page "for individuals affected by ALS/MND". I understand your fear but this forum is not just for your information it is for support of Caregivers and PALS. People that are watching loved ones wither or are themselves diagnosed. Do yourself and the rest of us a favor ask your questions but drop the drama queen routine. We have enough drama dealing with the disease, we don't need more here.

One more piece of advice. Since you decided to use your email address as your name it took me all of about 30 seconds to find your name, your wife's name, your home address and your telephone number and that wasn't even trying. I would recommend you message Al or David to change it for you.
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