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I think I'm dying of ALS
« on: January 13, 2014, 02:50:03 AM »
Im just so scared...for about a week I have had this bitter taste in my mouth..and now I feel like I cant swallow properly...I'm sure I must have ALS and am going to die a horrible death......my husband thinks Im ridiculous and its all anxiety..of course I dont believe him....very scared
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Re: I think I'm dying of ALS
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 03:21:12 AM »
Actually you are being a bit ridiculous here. ALS does not manifest itself in this kind of way.

Bitter taste in the mouth, sometimes acerbic or metallic, is usually related to excess adrenaline. It's common to have that "metallic taste" when going through anxiety/panic attacks. Swallowing issues, globus issues, etc. are almost always linked to anxiety as well.
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Re: I think I'm dying of ALS
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 08:41:38 AM »
+1
You don't have ALS.
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Re: I think I'm dying of ALS
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 04:01:20 PM »
Thanks you to you both for replying and for trying to reasure me...but Im not sure its sinking in all the googling seems to point to it....do either of you come from a medical background ?
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Re: I think I'm dying of ALS
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 04:16:25 PM »
I don't, but I would still bet my house on that you don't have ALS. And stop googling...
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Re: I think I'm dying of ALS
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 04:55:41 PM »
I've been having twitches for a short while. Like finger will jerk etc... now i am worried about MS (My own little worry party - don't you worry) i have pushed ALS to the back of my mind.

From what i can see it starts out with muscle weakness and just gets worse. Basically - you won't be on anxiety forums. You'll KNOW something is not right.
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Re: I think I'm dying of ALS
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 06:28:32 PM »
sorry about your MS worries......strange if you google bitter taste first thing comes up ALS but if you go into ALS website never mentions taste as a symptom at all????
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Re: I think I'm dying of ALS
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 07:04:16 PM »
When you google any symptom the worst disease pops up first, stop goohling. Bitter taste diesnt have anyrhing to do with als. If you had Als you wouldnt be here but at doctors office. That disease is not joke, it progresses quickly and first symptom is muscle atrophy. Relax and pick something else, or better, dont pick anything ;).
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Re: I think I'm dying of ALS
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 07:06:56 PM »
Thnx for the kick up the .........
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