rheumatoid factor

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    Concerns after my last EMG/lab results

    Hello, I would like to provide you an update regarding my current situation: Due to the fact that my symptoms have worsened (now I have a widespread very frequent fascics plus other worrying symptoms) on the last weeks, my neuro and my rheumatologist decided to perform additional tests (I have...
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    Thank You

    My classmate at ND, Pete D. had ALS and has since died.He was a Fullback on the team and a very strong guy. I think about his struggle and how brave he was. I am 71+ and have for years had numbness develope in either my left or right foot , seemingly in the evening and wondered what was going...
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    People with positive rheumatoid factor and muscle weakness

    Hi guys, I've been prowling the web for people with a positive rheumatoid factor, muscle weakness and no diagnosis --- I found at least five people with that combination here. If any of you have since managed to get a diagnosis, could you please post what that was, as my doctors are at a loss...
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    Waiting is the hardest part (undiagnosed)

    Hi everyone, I'm another undiagnosed and I'm really just looking to vent a bit. It almost seems the waiting is worse than knowing for sure what's wrong. I'm a 32 yo male, and my issues started nearly 2 years ago with a sort of tingling sensation deep in my left calf. No visible twitches. I...
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    Should I be worried?

    Well I tend to spend my time over on the BFS boards but I guess I can't get this ALS fear to go away completely. I know how annoying it must be to answer these questions over and over and I appreciate anyone who takes the time to respond to me here. I am Male and just turned 28 years old...
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    Hi, worried that I have ALS..

    Hi, I'm really worried about a condition i've been suffering with for a few months and wondered if anyone can help. I'm currently seeing a doctor but i've been given some very bad advice recently and i'm losing faith with them. My symptoms began about 3 months ago, the most noticeable symptom...
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    M.S., A.L.S. and R.A. A triple play!

    We have been flabbergasted, as have the doctors involved, that my husband has been diagnosed with both M.S. and A.L.S. The MS was diagnosed 9 yrs ago and was confirmed by MRI and spinal fluid electrophoresis for oligoclonal banding...definitive diagnosis, with subsequent follow-ups, MRI...
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    Back again- need unbiased opinions

    Hi everyone. I have been on and off this forum for over a year. My journey began almost 2 yrs ago. At the time I was 35 active, unstoppable, full time charge nurse in busy ER, student, mom of 3, wife to the greatest guy ever. Started getting headaches which I chalked up to working nights and...
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    Help, Could I have PMA

    Hello, My name is Adolfo Castillo and for the last 2 1/2 years I have suffered symptoms similar to PMA. In the beginning I was constantly complaining about muscle fatigue and pain in my lower back region. Every time I went in to the doctors office I was told that everything was normal with the...
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