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Kewanee

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My mom was about six months into it when she fell and broke her hip. She died and cheated it.

I begain having problems just during this same time with dropped toe and walking problems. Can walk but not to far. Balance issues.

I've had neuropathy years ago and problems with my legs for years it seems.

But now I go to Portland and get an emg and he tells me right away it's ALS. It's in the lower parts for the most part.

How can you know for sure on emg that this thing is happening to you? Could it not be a relative disease?

I'm just sick. So shocked and depressed I cannot eat.

He said all it causes is weakness and I've been getting rip roaring spasms everywhere and myokemia of the eyelids. I told him my legs get numb as well.

What about these emg's ...do they tell it all?
 

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They can't by the EMG alone. An ALS diagnosis is a combination of symptoms that can not be explained by other diseases or conditions. The difference between neuropathy and ALS is the the reflexes are usually absent in a neuropathy and brisk in ALS.
 

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That is a really good website Jeff. Should be required reading for everyone looking for answers. I might just put it in a sticky.
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I actually found that one by accident a while back. I was looking for something else and stumbled across that. I gave it a quick glance and bookmarked it and then just recently went back to read it over.
 

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They can't by the EMG alone. An ALS diagnosis is a combination of symptoms that can not be explained by other diseases or conditions. The difference between neuropathy and ALS is the the reflexes are usually absent in a neuropathy and brisk in ALS.


I have had sensory axonal neurpathywhen they could not get anything and now they say knees are brisk but fee are not.
 
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