tongue atrophy

  1. S

    Smoking gun for ALS diagnosis?!

    A little over 2 years ago, while having some speech and swallowing problems and noticing what appeared to be some subtle changes (new erosion) on tongue, I asked the speech pathologist evaluating me to take some pictures of my tongue. I also took a few. Yesterday I looked at the pics online...
  2. S

    How does bulbar ALS progress?

    I have been having seemingly increasing speech and swallowing problems the past few weeks, along with some intermittent slurring, feeling of tongue weakness and feeling tongue twitches. Yesterday a rheumatologist (examining me for other things) agreed that my tongue has less tissue and more...
  3. S

    Doctor confirmed tongue atrophy?

    Saw a rheumatologist today re. my antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (a specialist in that condition). Since have been having some slurring, weakness and twitching and what appears to be more erosion of tongue, asked her to check it. She agreed that there is less tissue and more grooving on...
  4. S

    Cranial and fluctuating symptoms in MMN?

    I've read that it is rare for MMN to affect cranial nerves (swallowing, speech, etc.) but wonder if any who have this diagnosis have speech or swallowing problems, including any tongue atrophy? Also, can MMN symptoms fluctuate over years or are they generally progressive, even if only slowly so...
  5. K

    tongue atrophy

    Hi, I think i have mild atrophy on the left hand side of my tongue. I can't notice when it's relaxed but when i stick it out i can see a furrow near the left edge and the left side looks thinner and more indented than the right. 2 questions for you: 1. Can a tongue be atrophied without...
  6. rose

    Does anyone understand the importance of "brisk" reflexes?

    I hope this is not a question that has been asked and answered repeatedly.... Some of you may remember that I was going down to Johns Hopkins for evaluation. I still do not have an official diagnosis, but, the neurologist said that I appear to have bulbar palsy, and the report she sent to me...
  7. V

    Bulbar issues..help and suggestions?

    Recently, I have been having bouts of my saliva going down the larynx and eliciting the cough reflex. This happens for no particular reason and I am not certain of the cause. I presume it could be due to tongue atrophy and the tongue mass no longer able to maintain saliva in the mouth cavity...
  8. T

    Tongue Atrophy Question

    Hello everyone. I'm 25 years old and I feel that there are times when I stumble over words. Though my wife says that she has noticed nothing at all in my speech. My biggest concern right now is that when I stick out my tongue (flex it if you will) I notice two or three grooves along the left...
  9. V

    in need of help, again

    Dear friends, once again I am in need of your advice. The bulbar symptoms have become increasingly problematic for me recently. To add to the tongue atrophy and what I perceive to be tongue fascics, I am now noticing obvious signs of slurred speech. Sometimes when I speak I feel “tongue-tied”...
  10. J

    West Nile Dx with Bulbar ALS Symptoms

    Hello, hoping someone can help me with Bulbar ALS symptoms. In spring I ran fever and thought I had a sinus infection,with eye strain and numb tingling under my right cheek. In August I developed a twitch under my right eye and muscle tics and spasms all over my body (mostly in my thighs and...
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