... and is relentlessly progressive.it is also clinical weakness, measurable by any competent neurologist. Other hallmarks of ALS are pathologically brisk reflexes and muscle wasting. It sounds like you showed none of these on exam by a neurologist, so ALS is very, very unlikely. ... (8 replies)
... said anxiety and the other said migraines. I doubt both diagnosis. I've had tests for MS twice tons of bloodwork for autoimmune disorders all negative. I also an emg and had minor damage in my left calf area. I also have tarlov cysts in my spine which correspond to this damage. ... (5 replies)
... ok..i had an emg done about 2months ago...restults are... ... (7 replies)
... I see you have had no reply. I am certainly no expert one these tests. The only thing I know is that an EMG can detect muscle problems and can possibly diagnose ALS. That is what I was told when I had an EMG. Sorry for your problems. ... (2 replies)
... n EMG. They have diagnosed me with ALS. The only symptoms that I have are speech and swallowing issues. Does anyone know if these tests are enough to diagnose ALS or could it be something else? ... (2 replies)
... Hello so my husband was diagnosed with als about 6 months ago. we had been seeing doctors for an apparent balance issue due to an irregular gaited walk. Then came muscle twitching and muscle spasms. ... (5 replies)
... Do these symptoms sound like ALS or am I being paranoid? ... (3 replies)
... Bulbar means the top of the brain is causing the first symptoms. EMG would show if you had Bulbar ALS because it effects the motor skills. ... (6 replies)
... new neurologist back to back. I am very happy that I do not have ALS!! I am lost to where I go now. I was diagnosed by a neurosurgeon and a primary care doc with ALS because of MRI and symptoms prior to EMG and was not going to accept the diagnoses so I went for a second opinion. Now I am completely lost. ... (5 replies)
... I have a scheduled EMG test tomorrow. I am very concerned. My symptoms seem to match ALS to the T. I have extreme fatigue in my legs and arms, especially in the morning. This had been going on for about a year and a half. ... (1 replies)
... Hi just want to given an update and get some feed back , Went back to my Docoe on April 18th May 2012 and was advised that EMG and NCS showed that I had tongue wasting and twiching and weakness in chin and neck and that this and all the other results confirmed that I have ALS, it felt like the ground had just been pull from underneith me.
I was told 3 to 5 yrs depending on... (12 replies)
... Hi, thank you for sharing. We just went to the mayo clinic in Az. The neurologist confirmed ALS as well. We also went to barrow in Scottsdale. Another confirmation. He had the EMG. He is in a skilled nursing facility in AZ. He is also on a respirator now. ... (4 replies)
... a up my nasal passage and down my throat, this test also came back clear. I then saw the neurologist who explained that i was presenting with symptoms typical of als or mysathia gravis. I would have to have more extensive testing to also rule out other neuro conditions. ... (12 replies)
... ess in my left hand, mostly in the pinky side of the hand. I saw a hand surgeon about this hand pain yesterday and he couldn't find any problems. He suggested an EMG which I'm supposed to have next thursday. ... (0 replies)
... neck too. I'm not an expert so I can't answer that, but still having a negative EMG is good. Keep asking question...go for a second opinion...preferrably to an ALS clinic. ... (6 replies)
... Since i had a clean EMG of my right leg and right arm...Is that a indication of no Bulbar ALS as well? ... (6 replies)
... The fact that your EMG came back normal is great news! Muscle twitches with ALS don't come and go. My mothers were more like fasciculations than twitches, meaning we could see creepy crawlers under her skin but she couldn't feel them. ... (6 replies)
... When i saw the nuerologist and expressed my concerns with possibly having ALS he wanted to have blood work done and conduct an EMG of my right leg and right arm. I got the results and everything came back normal, both. I don't know what to do next. ... (6 replies)
... Thank you anxiousme :)
You're right anxiousme, I'll consult again ..
Self diagosing and self trt are tricky I know ...
I have many of the symptoms in your list ...
I'll not focuse on fascics (as you describe them had only once on the tongue 1 yr ago)
Weight loss is not rapid
Pain is indeed like when you have exercised the muscle too much (know what I mean ?)
Muscle... (3 replies)
... Your doctors sound like they are on the right track. What did the emg point to in your leg. ALS results are characterized by denervation present. ... (1 replies)