genetic testing

  1. B

    Progression

    I have had proximal leg weakness for the past 9+ years. After 8 years I asked the doctor and showed lower motor neuron signs like Absent / demenished deep tendon reflex, with no Upper motor signs, and my EMG showed denervation as well as my muscle biopsy showed denervation. He diagnosed me with...
  2. B

    PMA to ALS

    Hi Everyone, I have been struggling to get a diagnosis for a long time. Until 3 months ago I only showed with Lower motor neuron signs and was diagnosised with SMA. My genetic testing came back negative so I was tested for Taysacks and everything else under the sun. They then said it must...
  3. M

    Genetic Testing/Counseling?

    In my family tree on my mother's side, you can trace ALS better than eye color. We are clearly in the 10% that is FALS. AND it affects the women. AND its incredibly rapid (diagnosis to death tends to be a year or less in my family... I think 2 years is the max). I'm not so much concerned about...
  4. olly

    mitochondrial desease?

    this is something i have done exstensive research on over the past two years. why? because i have a niggling feeling this could be in the family and could be my true diagnosis. yes you read right,heres a few facts. i had a brother who died about 18mths old ,i was about 5yrs old at the time. he...
  5. E

    Worried might have als symptoms

    Hi all, Thanks for taking the time out to read my post, I guess I'l start from the beginning Im 26 and it all started with getting twitches and aching legs about 6months ago, from then my arm also felt weak and crapped alot and I started getting these twitch's in both my arms and legs more...
  6. C

    New Here

    Hey everyone! I am new to the forums and I am glad I stumbled upon them in my research of ALS. My dad was diagnosed with ALS in January. He is at the point where he is not walking and barely talking. His uncle died of ALS as well. After genetic testing the doctors said it is just mere...
  7. L

    Familial ALS Questions

    I've heard that if you test positive for the SOD1 marker that you will get the disease if you live long enough. That's kind of depressing when there are 4 going on 6 cases in your family most likely over my generation and one prior. We are choosing not to have the genetic testing for a...
  8. S

    Newbie. Waiting for a diagnosis

    Hi. My first posting on this forum I'll tell you a bit about myself I have been experiencing increased balance and walking difficulties since January I had to take sick leave since may.initially they thought it was a cervical disc problem but then decided my symptoms didn't fit. They are...
  9. A

    Anyone else dealing with familial ALS?

    Is anyone else dealing with familial ALS? My husband is now the 3rd person in his family to have it -- his father and one of his sisters had it. His other siblings (many) are asking what if anything they can do to contribute to research etc. There has been some discussion of genetic testing...
  10. melalthia

    A question about my mom

    Hello everyone I posted this in the "Is this ALS?" forum.. and this morning when i woke I realized that was not the best place for it. First of all, hello! My name is mel and I just took my mom for her EMG test on wednesday. Though the blood work and MRI came back ok.. and the EMG said her...
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