- Aug 19, 2018
- Learn about ALS
Hi all, I'm a 33 yo female and have been fearing ALS for about 10 months now, since I started twitching all over my body. 8 months ago I had an EMG in my right arm and leg, came back normal. 6 months ago I felt like I was having difficulty speaking so I went to my neurologist and he cleared me of ALS based on a clinical exam, but would not do an EMG in my bulbar area. 3 months ago we did another EMG in my left leg, came back normal - as did my clinical - although he did not check my bulbar area. So for 6 months I've had difficulty with speech - although it really sort of comes and goes throughout the day - but in the last few weeks, I've woken myself up laughing once, feel like I'm drooling in my sleep more, and this morning I was eating crackers in bed and choked on one as it went down my throat before I had a chance to swallow. Just now I ate some peanut butter, and it's still stuck in my throat and I can't get it down. Does this sound like it could be bulbar onset ALS even though I was checked clinically for it 6 months ago? And had a clean leg EMG 3 months ago? Not sure why I'm having so many issues with my mouth and throat.