- Feb 13, 2018
- Learn about ALS
Alright so about two months ago I opened a post stating that my speech/sudden lisp has been bothering me. (I couldnt figure out how to re-open the thread so im sorry for posting twice) And honestly it has gotten worse, many s and z’s now come out as a whistle and i have to talk slower to make sure i pronounce everything correctly . My words only come out fine but only because i have to think of them before i speak and if i know i have trouble with a word, i dont say it. My family and friends dont really notice. But i messed up a phrase the other day and my dad said “are you drunk?” Jokingly. I had an emg two days ago of my limbs only(legs, upper and lower arms, and lower back) , but its clearly not my limbs that are the issue. My tongue quivers ( not like worms, but definitely quivers) . My speech gets worse throughout the day and when its cold. And my lips feel weak and twitch and cheeks feel flaccid. Im beyond frustrated because the docs are of course saying that im fine since my limb emg came back normal, but I KNOW something isnt right. Any reccommendations? Im a 21 year old female and know itd be rare but something clearly isnt adding up. Plus i had an MRI about 5 months ago, so its most likely nothin tumor wise.