My mother in law has been to Cleveland clinic in Ohio and in Florida to see neurologists. She has also seen a neurologist locally, Lima, Ohio. No one will give her a ALS Diagnosis. They say she may have bulbar palsy. Her problem is with her tongue and she can't talk and is starting to have problems swallowing. She doesn't have extremity weakness at all. She has had so many tests and she is on the ALS medication and one for the crying and laughing from the bulbar palsy. Does anyone know about this bulbar palsy and if it is terminal? I think it can be. Her only change has been in her throat and tongue. Maybe a cranial nerve involvement. She is going to a als support group, and I am thinking about starting one in Lima. Closer for her and I know there is a need locally for others. Any sites that would help with understanding her type of symptoms and anyone have info on how to start a support group. I am a nurse and know some local neurologists. I have also done hospice, and supported many ALS patients and their families or support persons.