Is this bulbar?

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You must see a doctor who is the only one that can diagnose clinical weakness.
A jaw becoming tight while eating not ALS.
Please remember that you are asking the terminally ill or their carers. We can't really say more than this isn't how ALS presents.
 

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Ah, you're one of the posters to think you know more about the disease than all the doctors that have examined you. 3 EMGs, countless clinical exams, no ALS symptoms, doctors and the folks here who don't think you have ALS, yet you persist in asking question after question. You've been given sufficient info from this forum and your doctors as to why you don't have ALS, yet you won't look at this information from a rational perspective. So, diagnose yourself with ALS and be done with it because there really is nothing more the folks here can do for you. You don't believe anyone anyway.

BTW, a tight jaw is not weakness. Not being able to swallow anything anymore or talk is weakness. That is ALS and you ain't got it.

Good luck to you and please take care
 

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Sounds like you might need a night guard for your jaw -- not uncommon as we age; you can ask a dentist for an evaluation.

ALS only has so many onsets -- it is not the Wild West that you paint it. There are either lost motor neurons or not. Again, the clean EMGs, retained function, and normal PFTs give us no reason to suspect you have motor neuron damage, period.
 

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Closing this thread, since you should be good to go. All the best.
--Laurie
 
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