genetic testing

  1. H

    No familial ALS here!

    Wow-what a day yesterday was. In previous posts, I mentioned that my father was diagnosed with ALS in August 2009. His brother passed away in Nov; my uncle had other medical problems, including ALS, but died from heart complications, as we were told. My dad had some genetic testing done about 6...
  2. H

    What a few months these have been

    I've been reading the threads for several months now, as my dad was diagnosed in August, 2009. What a roller coaster ride this has been. My family has never experienced anything like this before. My dad's brother recently passed away-he also had ALS-so we are currently awaiting the results of...
  3. L

    Genetic Testing

    I lost my father to ALS three years ago. His sister passed from ALS the year before him. They believed that it could point to Familial ALS. I remeber vaguely in that time someone suggesting submitting to a genetic test for FALS. I seem to remember them saying that even if I wished to remain...
  4. E

    EMG on Wednesday

    Hi Everyone, Well, the day for my EMG is approaching (Wednesday) and I am more nervous than I thought I would be. I am not afraid of needles...that is no big deal for me. I think there is a part of me that simply does NOT want to know! Does that sound weird? If my EMG comes back clean I...
  5. J

    Update On My Situation

    I went to see Dr. Vedanarayanan, professor of neurology at the University of Mississippi Medical center on July 3rd. Upon completion of his physical examination of me he said what I had didn't appear to be ALS, due to not having any stiffness in my body and the lack of spascisity in my body. He...
  6. R

    How common is upper motor neuron onset?

    Hi everyone, I'm thinking that I'm at the end of the line in terms of ruling things out that might mimic ALS & am probably lucky if I end up with a PLS diagnosis, but I suspect it may end up being ALS. My question is, has anyone here with ALS had an onset similar to mine, with upper motor...
  7. J

    new person

    Hello everyone. I am an adult daughter and caregiver to my recently diagnosed mom. She is 58 years old and started having problems around the middle of January 07. She started having frequent falls and could not get up by herself and just generally felt weak. Six months later a muscle biopsy...
  8. L

    In the middle of testing for ALS and Surprise Pregnancy!

    Hi all, I am 40 and female. My diagnosis has been put on hold. My symptoms have been getting worse over the last year. Intermittent symptoms started with fatigue, weakness in wrists, tingling in extremities hands and feet and burning sensation, excess mucous and saliva, coughing and...
  9. A

    Does this sound like ALS? I'm desperate for answers.

    I'm a 45 year old female. I started having problems in April. It started with a heavy and weak feeling in my right forearm. Within a few weeks, the feeling spread to my left forearm. Eventually, both upper arms felt that way as well. During this time I also have had intermittent muscle twitches...
  10. M

    I'm a newbie . . . .

    Hello. I am really in a quandry as to how to even present my questions. I'm a physical therapist, and am currently RECEIVING physical therapy. She is actually the person who suggested that I visit this site. I was initially diagnosed with Gluten Ataxia, given that my antigliadin antibodies...
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