- Jun 14, 2022
- Learn about ALS
my husband has concerning symptoms and I'm worried. he's late 30s. 4 months ago- I noticed him slurring speech intermittently. 3 months ago- he notices speech personally. has a difficult time pronouncing some words like his tongue isn't working how he wants it to. begins having daily intermittent headaches 3 months ago (which I know are not a symptom of ALS but he has never had headaches before). recently, having to change the way he types because one of his pinky fingers isn't lifting off keyboard fast enough and it feels tired. established care with neurologist in May before the pinky finger symptom started and at that point his clinical neuro exam was normal, thankfully (no measurable weakness or hyperreflexia). neurologist unsure what etiology of dysarthria was, all labs came back normal (rule out myasthenia gravis). MRI and EMG next month will give us more data/answers, but in the meantime, just trying to ease my worry. hopefully the young age and headaches point to something else... thanks in advance.