I've been on an ALS fear rollercoaster for nearly a year now (my dad died from it earlier this year). It all focuses on my mouth and speech. Had a problem with 'sl' sounds for a year now and then 'ul' sounds, then some joining words with 'th'. All of this remains. Lately, and the scariest, my existing very very slight lisp has become very bad, especially when talking in a noisy environment. I can feel the thickness of my 's' against the roof of my mouth and I cannot even hear the 's' sound when I talk about half the time. Of course, things in the mouth feel much bigger to the person than to anyone else (like when you have an ulcer and it feels like a small planet in there) so so far no-one else has commented but I KNOW this is different to before. It feels different and I am sure sounds different.
I am awaiting a neurology appointment which my doc referred me for mainly for my peace of mind but it could take months to come through. I am trying to remain calm but the lisp is the scariest thing yet....has anyone else found a slight lisp worsen with anxiety? Or anything else similar?