My mom was diagnosed with ALS on March 5th. Over the past year she has experienced increasing weakness in her arms, along with some trigger finger-like symptoms in her hands. She also had several uti's/urinary problems.
After this initial diagnosis, she decided she wanted more info on any drug trials running in Syracuse. When she went there for her initial checkup this past week, the Dr told her she might have MMN with conduction blocks. He said her reflexes were almost absent, and he expected them to be hyper with her diagnosis, and he was also surprised that she didn't have any bulbar involvement.
Does anyone know anything about the differences in these two diseases? They've scheduled my mother for a second EMG in a few weeks, but until then we're in limbo land. The big thing is that MMN is treatable, but we don't want to get our hopes up. The first neuro we went to told us he was 99% certain she had ALS.
Any info you guys have would be much appreciated!