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... There are other conditions that mimic ALS, fibromyalgia and lyme's disease are but two of these conditions. ... (5 replies)
Bulbr symptoms
Sep 2, 2008
... thanks karen. I really feel sorry for ur mom. Actually, when I had muscle twitching I was not that much worried. But when I start getting pain while swallowing, I am totally upset and lost my peace of mind. You said ur mom had difficulty in swallowing rite? ... (4 replies)
Bulbr symptoms
Sep 2, 2008
... My mother had bulbar ALS. She started with an increasingly constant nagging cough. Then, we noticed that her speech was slurring, slightly at first and then more noticeably as if she had a mini stroke or something similar. ... (4 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... hysterical, but I'm scared as hell. I'm only 17 and my life was just starting to turn around. I hope to God this isn't ALS. There are a bunch of other conditions that can mimic ALS symptoms, though, right? ... (7 replies)
Scared
Feb 13, 2010
... I'm not by any means an ALS expert, but I'll share with you, what I've learned this past weeks researching for my own case. ... (7 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
ALS?
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)
... I am so sorry to hear of your new diagnoses. Having an MRI that shows spinal cord degeneration is common among ALS patients. Every ALS person has different symptoms. ... (8 replies)
Thank you all...
Jul 5, 2003
... My dad had symptoms very similer to yours. It went on for alomost 2 years before he finally got diagnosed with ALS. ... (8 replies)
... How long have you had these symptoms by the way? ... (4 replies)
Could This Be ALS?
Jun 13, 2003
... Hi. My father has ALS. His first symptoms were not tripping or falling. It was muscle cramps and twitching in his legs and feet. ... (9 replies)
... ALS has symptoms that mimic other diseases. ... (5 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)
... Last year in the June issue of People Magazine, there was a story of a man in PA who was first diagnosed with ALS and then found out he had Lyme disease. He sees a doctor in PA. The article indicated that he was responding well to treatment. ... (6 replies)




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