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Offline ShawnW

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Re: Is cricopharyngeal spasm indicative of ALS?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2014, 10:57:50 AM »
P.S. I am still ridiculously paranoid that it is something worse.

Your doc is not concerned, your neuro isn't concerned.  Might be time to talk to someone.
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Re: Is cricopharyngeal spasm indicative of ALS?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2014, 12:47:30 PM »
My GP is not the best GP. But you do have a point about the neurologist. He didn't seem even slightly concerned. Doubting the EMG, y'know how that goes. The fact I am twitching less would seem to indicate something acute happened. I don't know. I am just speculating.
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Re: Is cricopharyngeal spasm indicative of ALS?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2014, 02:10:15 PM »
if your GP isn't good, get a new one.
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Re: Is cricopharyngeal spasm indicative of ALS?
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2014, 09:54:10 PM »
You're 22 , literally 99.99999% NOT ALS

Emg would show denervation and positive f waves. Even before you felt any twitching or weakness...

The kind of twitching in ALS is so fine you normally can't feel it, much less see it without the help of a strobe light..... It's a fine twitch and by the time you notice them, you're likely atrophied or clinically weak.

Hope this helps.

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