- Jun 4, 2021
- Learn about ALS
I posted back in the summer as I was having some swallowing and muscle weakness Issues. The swallowing issues gradually went away but I had the muscle weakness Issues since and I think they have gotten worse as my arms shake quite a bit when doing things. My EMG back in September was normal. Since my weakness was basically symmetrical and proximal the emg was done on 8 muscles, upper and lower, on each limb. The neurologist who did the test said it was 100% normal and I didn't need any follow up or anything. I just went back because my arms felt like they were getting worse and my upper reflexes and strength were good. He did notice I was shaking and said it was an essential tremor. Not sure if it was due to a true essential tremor or from anxiety. Told me to come back in 6 months to see if it goes away or not. With ALS is it LMN issues that essentially causes the muscle weakness?