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    Bulbar ALS?

    Good afternoon! Just had my EMG. My PCP for some reason only referred me to have my carpal tunnel area checked. Long story short, I have carpal tunnel. He saw mild nerve degeneration. He stuck just my hands and one bicep. When I asked if anything looked like ALS he said no, he didnt see...
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    Bulbar ALS?

    Thanks for the replies. I'm doing my best to keep up with my normal routine between now and my EMG on the 19th. I do however have one further question. In bulbar onset, does atrophy of the tongue shown up before or after slurring and tongue weakness starts? The right side of my tongue seems to...
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    Bulbar ALS?

    I just saw my PCP and voiced my concerns about ALS and she basically said that she cant rule it out because the symptoms are progressive and we have to wait and see how things play out. Now I'm even more anxious about it.
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    Bulbar ALS?

    Thank you Tracy! I will do just that. Or at least try too. I've never had anxiety over something like this before.
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    Bulbar ALS?

    All day today I've had a pain/tired feeling in my jaw (kind of goes from my ear down into my cheek). Its something ive never had before and is now in addition to the tonge issues I've been dealing with. Does ALS cause your jaw to feel tired or painfu? Again, I'm sorry for all the questions but...
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    Bulbar ALS?

    Thanks so much Karen! That was what I was hoping to hear. I'm a firm believer in testing and that doctors know more than me so, the emg will give me the peace of mind I need.
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    Bulbar ALS?

    One other quick question. I'm having my EMG on the 19th. If the Dr. only tests my arms and legs and it comes back clean, is there still a chance of bulbar? I ask because my PCP says there is no need to check my tongue/throat area. I just want to know 100% after this test is done so I can get...
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    Bulbar ALS?

    Thanks so much to you both for your answers. You have helped ease my troubled mind! I agree about finding a new PCP. It's something I intend to do but living in such a small town, the choices are limited. Having crap insurance doesnt help either. The ones that take it have a waiting list of...
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    Bulbar ALS?

    Thank you for the reply! I did read the sticky before I posted. But I had read about some people feeling weird feelings in their tongues before they were diagnosed. So I just thought I'd ask to be sure. One last question before I stop bothering you all. I have times when I find it hard to...
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    Bulbar ALS?

    Thanks to you all for taking the time to read this post and answer my questions. I'm a 42 year old Male. For the past month my tongue has felt extremely swollen and sometimes sore towards the back. Occasionally I will get tingly/crawling feelings on the side. It is difficult for me to...
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