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    Use of Anti depressants

    Could anyone comment on how wide is the use of antidepressants and if so which ones and in what doses. How affective are they. I am having great difficulty dealing with still the early stages of muscle wasting having been a keen sportsman this is an unbelievable experience watching my body waste...
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    Process of being diagnosed

    Hi, I have just been diagnosed as probable MND. Am waiting for the results of a Pompe test that was done before my last EMG...and a test for type 3 SMA. Once those results are in I guess my diagnosis will change to definite as my EMG showed LMN signs in my R leg, arm, cranial nerves and...
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    Link found between ALS and SMA

    Link found between ALS and SMA may lead to common treatment for both fatal conditions Link found between ALS and SMA | Harvard Gazette
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    Suspecting misdiagnosis after 10 years

    Hello Friends, I am Mahesh Thapa, 35, from Kathmandu, Nepal. I was diagnosed Motor Neuron Disease (ALS)on 2003. I have difficulty in walking, speaking (unclear & Nasal voice but I can communicate), gripping & having problems like: cramping, fasciculation on muscle & tongue. I can stand but need...
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    Anterior Horn Cell Disorder

    Hello All Another round of test results are in: I don't have SMA type 4 (genetic test normal) Another dirty EMG (left arm no good, but left leg OK) Armed with all the accumulated tests to date, and my (thankfully) slow progression, my neuro has now postulated I have something she calls...
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    Anybody Familiar With Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

    Hello everyone! I'm a 25yr old man living in Saskatchewan with a family history of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which degenerates Lower Motor Neurons only and usually affects children. A little family background, my mother has confirmed SMA linked to chromosome 5q, she was diagnosed in '96 and is...
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    PMA and ALS "the change"

    I have had proximal leg weakness for the past 9+ years very slow progressing. After 7-8 years I finally 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Does anyone know anything about spinal muscular atrophy type 4?

    Hello Everyone I'm back on the forum after a few months off while being treated for multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). Just to briefly recap my history on this forum I was diagnosed with MND in March 2011 and subsequently referred to a second neurologist who was unconvinced by the original...
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