So, based on the information in this thread my problems would be more or less equal to ALS. I have constant twitches in the tongue (even at rest, but not as prominent and it doesnt look like "true" fasciculations), and perceived speech problems (although mostly in my head according to my friends and family). Add to that an occasional swallowing difficulty and a feeling of always getting food stuck in the throat (could be globus due to anxiety though). Iīve been looked at by doctors (both regular doctors and specialist, the latter mainly in psych but had over 12 yrs experience).
All have concluded that all my physical symptoms can, and should, be attributed to severe depression and anxiety. But, the more I look at different sites the more I come to the conclusion that they must be wrong. Anxiety canīt possibly mimic ALS to the point of almost being siblings, right?
Iīve asked for an EMG but they concluded that I didnīt show anything that points to a MND or denervation and/or atrophy of tongue muscles. But how can constant/semi-constant twitches of the tongue not be of pathological value? I can move my tongue perfectly though, so I donīt think I have atrophy (yet).
Gaaaah, all this ALS-crap makes me insane. I canīt stand the fact that I think that they are indeed overlooking something obvious