... Absolutely right...some statistics I read said that before 40 the chance of ALS are 1 in 10 million. At 24 they are 0. ... (5 replies)
... There's no way you have ALS with those symptoms. ... (5 replies)
... Hi I'm Charles (24 years old male).
I'm pretty worried I have ALS. Over the last 3 months I have gotten progressively weaker. In May I started noticing head pressure. The next month I began noticing how exhausted I was each day and I began feeling really out of it especially if I didn't get enough sleep. By the next month (July) I began noticing that my legs were heavy... (5 replies)
... since you periodically have a sore throat. There is no good test for pleurisy as it often does not show up on Xray or physical exam. ... (1 replies)
... muscle pain and muscle weakness. Shaky feeling in my arms and legs. Muscle twitching. Sore throat. Each and every day that went by I became more weak or had more muscle pain until I had to give up my daily walks. ... (4 replies)
... If you may have ALS, you may want to consider Lyme disease as a possibility. Lyme disease is a multi-system bacterial infection caused from the bite of an infected tick. Lyme disease is the second fastest growing infectious disease in the US after AIDS, and it is the number one vector borne disease. It is in every state, yet little is being done to educate the public and... (13 replies)
... Those can also all be symptoms of hyperactive thyroid, MS and anxiety attacks, among other things. A good friend of ours had ALS and I don't remember the sore throat or the muscle spasms. Good luck! ... (7 replies)
... Hi teacher in NoVA. I agree with your husband that you may have Lyme disease. I have Lyme, that is why I was asking you about other symptoms. Lyme disease is a multi-system bacterial infection caused from the bite of an infected tick. Do you ever get night sweats? I don't know if the ankle problem is related.
No Lyme test is completely reliable and results can vary by... (3 replies)
... Hi airey. I have Lyme disease and have never heard this. Lyme disease is known as the great imitator because its symptoms mimic those of many other diseases including ALS. Many people who have Lyme were first diagnosed with other illnesses such as ALS, MS, CFS, and Fibromyalgia.
Do you have Lyme or ALS? My suggestion to anyone diagnosed with the above mentioned diseases... (1 replies)
... I personally had limb onset, I am most certain bulbar onset doesn't consist of a sore throat :) (4 replies)
... Would it involve a persistant sore throat? ... (4 replies)
... Hi I am new to this board but not ALS. I am the 8th person to be diagnosed with ALS in my family. A few months ago I had the same problem. ENT said he could not find anything wrong ie infection, tumor etc. ... (10 replies)
... ase excuse me if this post seems like one of hundreds which have already been posted. My logical thinking says after reading many articles is that I do not have ALS and am experiencing BFS symptoms. My emotional part is torn as this and other neuromuscular diseases are close to my heart. ... (2 replies)
... My neck and throat area feel heavy and sometimes my face aches like someone is strangling me. ... (11 replies)
... If you only have these symptoms you describe I think you're completely healthy.
Maybe the symptom of indigestion. Do you usually eat hard to digest food before this starts?
Do you smoke or have lots of cold drinks?
Probably you don't stretch enough when you exercise (or don't exercise at all).
This is completely normal, many healthy people have cracky joints their... (10 replies)
... I am otherwise very healthy and active mid 40's person. My throat has been sore and swallowing has been wierd through it all. ... (4 replies)
... That could cause your throat to be sore and also has something to do with your breathing. Sometimes people can have silent reflux but it still can cause the same damage. ... (7 replies)
... have been going on for awhile...they pretty much happen all over my body and that's how it was from the onset. I heard that this can be a sign that I don't have ALS but I'm still worried...particularly about the breathing and throat problems! My throat feels kinda sore and it is a little painful... ... (7 replies)
... My neurologist is currently missing in action. Haven't heard from him in 1.5 months. Does this sound like ALS at all. ... (8 replies)
... The sore chest started a year ago, and everything else maybe.. 5 months ago. ... (10 replies)