- Sep 15, 2011
Hello everyone, my name is Shawn and I was diagnosed 30 Sept of this year in Augusta at the Medical College of Georgia. I am just now posting becasue it took me this long to get registered on the site...lol... I guess I am one of the lucky few who receive such a quick diagnosis. My only symptoms were slightly slurred speech and a bit of trouble swallowing certain solid foods. They did the EMG on my leg, stomach and tongue and POW, ALS. I haven't really noticed much in the other parts as of yet except for cramps in my neck when I yawn and also in my ribcage. Although I do get short of breath, my measurement was around 85%. I did a lot of reading here before my diagnosis and really thought I didn't have ALS as I am able to do everything as I have always done. I'm sure I will be seeking advice "IF" their 90% diagnosis is accurate.