- Nov 12, 2007
I have had difficulty with speech since the end of July. Sometimes it is moderately slurred like I've had a couple of drinks or a strong pain pill. The rest of the time it is mildly slurred, I feel like I now have a lisp. Then about six weeks ago I started having foot drops. I fell hard a week ago, my foot just went out from under me. I've had an MRI and a full blood workup, all negative. I will be seeing a neurologist Nov. 28. Both a friend who is a paramedic and another who is a physical therapist mentioned ALS when I described my symptoms. Did anyone here who has ALS start with speech symptoms?