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  1. CathyP

    Fasculations

    Muscle relaxers
  2. CathyP

    Have a question.

    My ALS started with limb onset (right ankle). I would walk in my yard and my right ankle would sprain (outside of ankle would almost touch the ground). I would stumble and think "I must have stepped in a dip in the ground". Then I would think "Gee I turned my ankle over pretty bad and it DID...
  3. CathyP

    Swallowing issues

    1) No 2) If you are swallowing hard or large pieces of food that have not been chewed up properly or you have a sore throat...yes you could have pain swallowing. 3) No
  4. CathyP

    collapsed soft palate

    Your tongue is scalloped because when your mouth is closed your tongue is resting next to your teeth. Try open your mouth and unclenching your jaws and keeping your tongue away from your teeth for a few minutes. Scallops should go away.
  5. CathyP

    Emg results please help

    Wright is our medical expert on this forum. Send him a message with your info and see what he says.
  6. CathyP

    Back for reassurance?

    I have neuropathy & numbness in my foot from diabetes. ALS "limb onset" would have started with ONE limb. If I had 3 CLEAN EMGs I would be doing the happy dance and shouting from the rooftops!
  7. CathyP

    Possible footdrop/worries about Als.

    gradual here too
  8. CathyP

    Possible footdrop/worries about Als.

    Foot drop.....walk barefoot on wood or vinyl floor. Walk normally. You would hear a slapping sound from the bottom of your left foot slapping the floor if you had foot drop.
  9. CathyP

    What does it look like when the FVC / FEC drop to 50%?

    An average "healthy" person will have FVC of 80%
  10. CathyP

    EMG lag time?

    ALS for me started out with right ankle weakness. No pain. I would walk in yard and my ankle would "sprain". I just figured I stepped in a dip in the yard. It started with one ankle/leg and then after a few months started on the other ankle/leg. Not both at the same time. Had really wicked...
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