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    How quickly do fasciculations spread in ALS?

    Clinical weakness is exactly that. Your physician will conduct strength tests in his/her office to determine actual clinical weakness. My neuro tested every muscle I think I have. He started at my brow moving to eyes mouth cheeks tongue neck all the way down arms to fingers then down legs to...
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    How quickly do fasciculations spread in ALS?

    I had my first EMG/NCS yesterday. It is not as much fun as a massage, but you can deal with it. I am undergoing the "rule out ALS phase" now. I went to anALS clinic where all docs are board certified Neuros and Phcychiatrists. However, my EMG was inconclusive and I was diagnosed with "EMG...
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    Confused diagnosis

    Well I travelled to St. Petersburg because this is supposed to be a premier ALS clinic in Florida. My wife now tells me that he said I have EMG Disease. Which he said is a very rare occurrence and makes the EMG and NCS near useless in diagnosing ALS. He said he did not feel I have ALS because I...
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    Confused diagnosis

    I have read this forum and the stickies for months. I had self-diagnosed ALS! I have had two lumbar Laminectomy surgeries for nerve impingement over the past three years. I have atrophy and weakness in both lower legs. I can't walk on heels or toes. I lose balance when stopping a walk. My...
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