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The clinical symptoms that they have found are:
* Weak reflexes in the arms and left leg
* Muscle twitching
* A little weakness in his left leg. In particular, the foot and calf.

Some visible atrophy on the outside of the left calf. Have involuntary muscle movements in the index finger of the left hand and the big toe of the left foot.
Does my description sound like als to you?

What have you found in your EMG? Chronic denervation and / or acute denervation?
You seem very calm about your own situation, which I admire.
Have your symptoms worsened over time? Do you have any clinical weakness?
[QUOTE=Mrwrong;5442336]The clinical symptoms that they have found are:
* Weak reflexes in the arms and left leg
* Muscle twitching
* A little weakness in his left leg. In particular, the foot and calf.

Some visible atrophy on the outside of the left calf. Have involuntary muscle movements in the index finger of the left hand and the big toe of the left foot.
Does my description sound like als to you?

What have you found in your EMG? Chronic denervation and / or acute denervation?
You seem very calm about your own situation, which I admire.
Have your symptoms worsened over time? Do you have any clinical weakness?[/QUOTE]

My first EMG was 18 months ago and clean. I had one 6 months later by another doctor and the results showed many fasciculations. I never got a copy of the report. It was a doctor I went to on a whim. I scheduled an appointment with a neuromuscular specialist and she did a thorough clinical and declined to have another EMG performed. Said not ALS, but recommended lumbar puncture. I never had it done.

My reflexes are dininished or nonexistent in my ankles. That is what neuropathy does they explained. The heightened reflexes are the scary ones that almost always indicate a serious disease. I do not have those.

They said that sensory symptoms even more of an indicator that issue is not ALS.

Your symptoms do not sound like ALS. What day to day functions are more difficult or impossible? Is the atrophy very pronounced?

Take care,

James





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