- Jun 2, 2007
- Learn about ALS
Hey agin everyone, I know i have not posted in a while but i have been trying to stay away from the computer some to spend more time with my family. Just an update on my symptoms, well, they are all still their even with the clean emg a month ago. Some say a clean Emg is a great sign and almost always points away from ALS and others say that they have had several clean EMGs and still been diagnosed with ALS down the line, So I am at a loss their. Because Of that, I am still worried of course. So its been 5 months since My twiching begin (well since i noticed it anyway). I still dont feel weak, but one arm and hand is noticeble bigger then the other and so is one leg. My nero said it was normal for one side of the body to be bigger but he never looked at the difference in what i was talking about. I didnt notice this 5 months ago when the twiching started because i was not looking for it because i had never really heard of als before. So i dont know if its always been like that. I twich everywhere though, even on the top of my head and face, noise, and everywhere you can think of. I have been paying much attention to my tongue because of what everyone says and i think I felt it twich a couple of times but i am not positive about that one because Your mind can play tricks on you when you are that worried. I drool for sure though, their is no question about that one especially when i bend down but I remember that being like that for about 2 years now although it seems bad this month. But it seems like i am just making more saliva because i can swallow fine still. And also people have been telling me my talking is funny latley, I dont think its slurring or slower, more like a stutter that i developed or i will say something i did not mean to say like if i wanted to say blue on accident i would say boo and then correct myself. I am not sure if stress can really do that or not. But my speech issue started around when the twiching did and hasnt got a whole lot worst. I dont know, any suggtions or advice? I guess i just have to wait and see and i hate that! Thanks everyone!