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    Hi Watsohio - Our symptoms are so similar. I'm wondering if you were ever diagnosed and if...

    Hi Watsohio - Our symptoms are so similar. I'm wondering if you were ever diagnosed and if the diagnosis was some form of peripheral neuropathy or something similar. Your description of symptoms matches mine exactly and my neurologist has ruled out ALS, Parkinson's and MS. Yet I'm...
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    Scared I may have ALS!

    Re: Scared I may have ALS! - UPDATE I've seen my neuro twice now and had an EMG conducted on both of my arms (but not my left leg). The EMG was clean and the doctor doing the test said he saw no signs of ALS in my arms. I also had an MRI that was clean my primary neurologist said ruled...
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    Scared I may have ALS!

    No spoofing here . . . just genuine dread. My middle name is Spofford (hence spoffo). All this research on ALS has given me a much more real appreciation of the present moment and how to live it with joy. And also given me mad respect for those that are diagnosed and the time they take...
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    Scared I may have ALS!

    Thanks all for the helpful responses. I did take my daughter to the lake today, ottawa girl, and she had fun splashing about with her friend. Barbie - I got the 6.7% figure as ALS patients who had fasciculation as their primary presenting symptom (as opposed to weakness) from the 1994 Annals...
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    Scared I may have ALS!

    Sorry forgot to note I am a 44 year old male, married and with a five year old daughter. Any response or thoughts would be appreciated.
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    Scared I may have ALS!

    My symptoms began about three months ago (in early April) with a small twitch/tremor in my left index finger. The twitching spread to ring finger and thumb in my left hand and ultimately to the three fingers in my right hand as well over the following month. About two months later I also...
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