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    Other than AlS

    Had the neurology appointment today. EMG test was done: Abnormal. No amplitude at all in the right bicep/tricep. Neurologist stated that ALS is pretty much off the table, but is strongly suggesting Limb Girdle MD. MRI, more bloodwork, and muscle biopsy to come. Thank you for your prayers...
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    Other than AlS

    Update: I saw the Rheumatologist. She stated that she didn't think it was ALS since I don't have any symptoms in my legs, have never had speech problems, and no trouble swallowing. All blood work came back normal for arthritis. She said the pain specific to my right knee may be a slight tear...
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    Other than AlS

    My PMD said that the neurologist would most likely order the EMG. I would like to think it's a pinched nerve also, but I don't have any numbness/tingleness, or pain. It is reassuring to know that ALS usually starts in the legs. In either case, unfortunately, there is something going on...
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    Other than AlS

    So I'm 39, have developed complete right bicep atrophy along with joint stiffness increasingly getting worse over the last 6 months. Am active on and off the job, and feel fine otherwise. No numbness, tingleness, or loss of motor skills. Just unable to curl even a 2 LB dumbell with right arm...
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    Should I see an ALS Specialist?

    I'm new to this forum. I'm 39, and went to my primary care MD the other day for joint stiffness that's increasingly getting worse, and complete atrophy of my right bicep. He performed multiple strength tests for which I failed all. He's also astonished at the amount of atrophy that's occurred...
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