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    Time for diagnosis - slowly progressing ALS or PLS

    Thanks, she definitely has UMN signs that the neurologist has confirmed. We got the impression that he was very surprised when the EMG came back normal. It has been 2 years so far so hoping that it will continue without LMN involvement although I appreciate it seems that it takes ~4 years before...
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    Time for diagnosis - slowly progressing ALS or PLS

    Thanks for replying. My mum's EMG was actually described as completely normal but the symptoms are definitely getting worse. I have read that some ALS cases do develop slowly over ~4 years and that the EMG can be negative throughout that time. My mums symptoms are fairly advanced after 2 years...
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    Time for diagnosis - slowly progressing ALS or PLS

    Hi, Just wondering if anyone has any knowledge in this area or has unfortunately experienced it? My mum developed symptoms nearly two years ago, starting with slightly slurred speech and then ankle weakness and foot drop. Both have progressed slowly, although she is still able to talk and walk...
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    Slurred speech and foot drop

    Hi Laurie, Thank you for your confirmation, I can cope absolutely fine with the BFS so long as I don't start worrying about it progressing to ALS. The neurologist was actually very good and just stated emphatically that a clean and comprehensive EMG plus neuro exam means no ALS and it doesn't...
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    Slurred speech and foot drop

    Thanks, in that case it sounds as though they must have tested it. My mum doesn't want an EMG so just have to wait and see. In July I actually noticed basically constant twitches in my own legs and feet. These then spread to all over my body although not all the twitches are visible. I can...
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    Slurred speech and foot drop

    Hi, Thanks very much for your reply, very useful. The symptoms are so far just isolated to the slurred speech and the right foot flopping (inability to hop on that foot) and balance issues with it. Unfortunately I was not present at the neurologist appointment but I know that they tested...
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    Slurred speech and foot drop

    Hi, Just after some advice. My mum has had slurred speech and slight foot drop with weakness (she can't hop and her balance is a bit off) for nearly a year now. She has seen a neurologist who said they did not think it was ALS without offering much of a explanatory as to why, or what else it...
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