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... Mertz....The answer you seek is tough because there is no such thing as an ALS test.So how do DR's diagnose is by process of elemination of other neuro diseases. ... (1 replies)
... I'm sorry to here that your family is going through all this. I have had 3 family members die from ALS and now my aunt is showing symptoms of this nasty, heart breaking disease. ... (6 replies)
... I don't know how old you are but you do need to have these symptoms checked. There are a number of diseases that mimic ALS. ... (3 replies)

... Hi. I don't have much to say but I will be praying for you and your health problems. My uncle had ALS years ago and I have some autoimmune thing going on and my 1st thought was ALS. They say no. I hope your diagnosis can be something else that they missed. ... (4 replies)
... It took us about three doctors, many tests and about 9 months of hell before they diagnosed him with ALS. I agree that for your dad it may be too soon to just come out and say it is ALS. It is devistaing to hear "ALS." I hope your doc has more sense than that. More TESTS! ... (6 replies)
... Don't give up hope! There are alot of diseases that mimic others out there, and half the battle is in the long waits as they rule out this one and that one. ... (14 replies)
... That is amazing to me. I have never heard of someone being diagnosed that young! ... (6 replies)
Thank you all...
Jul 5, 2003
... rease in saliva and had a hard time swallowing towards the end of the disease. He had shortness of breath during the entire progression of ALS. I would recommend that you see your doctor and demand them to look into this problem. ALS can run in families, but it can also be sporadic. ... (8 replies)
Could This Be ALS?
Jun 13, 2003
... st symptoms were not tripping or falling. It was muscle cramps and twitching in his legs and feet. It took a long time to get diganosed because there are so many diseases that mimic ALS. He then started to get weakness later in the disease. People who have ALS are very different from one another. ... (9 replies)
Abnormal EMG
Jan 17, 2015
... There are two different tests that you typically undergo. ... (5 replies)
... I asked the family doctor to test him for lymes and he agreed as it can be treated but he assured me that he is quite sure it will come back negative. ... (0 replies)
ALS or MS?
Mar 1, 2007
... Hi Clare. I think all possibilities should be considered, including Lyme disease. Lyme is known as the great imitator because the symptoms can mimic those of other diseases like MS, ALS, Chronic Fatigue, and Fibromyalgia. ... (6 replies)
... You should go to the doctor to start ruling things out. I have ALS and it first affected my tongue and throat. It took a yr. ... (4 replies)
... I'm writing here in hope to get some answers. My dad was told that he may possible have als. He had just 1 visit to the doctor and the dr said that it is likely that my Dad has als. I thought it takes a while to get such diagnosis. All the tests are good. The only test which is not is conductivity in the left leg. ... (6 replies)
Aug 27, 2003
... There are different conditions out there that mimic ALS symptoms. This is another reason why I'm hesistant to reply. ... (4 replies)
... there are 400 other diseases which mimic MS. Allot of them have similar symptoms. Its a very tough disease to get a final dx on. ... (20 replies)
Lyme and als
Oct 1, 2005
... 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. ... (1 replies)
... Yes. ALS does mimic Lyme disease. ALS can mimic other diseases as well. In my own personal research and experience with ALS, suggests that every person suspected to have ALS should undergo a lyme disease test as part of the diagnoses. ... (14 replies)
... very important to see a knowledgeable doctor because no Lyme test is completely reliable, and results can vary by lab. A good friend of mine was diagnosed with ALS when she was 36 years old. ... (7 replies)
... I know that I posted a few days back to this board with the symptoms that I have been experiencing. Now I am extremely concerned that I may have ALS and in particular Bulbar ALS. ... (0 replies)

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