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Difficulty swallowing, muscle twitches, weakness, clean EMG. Scared

I have had some difficulty with swallowing at times I feel as if I can t seem to swallow its like it is stuck in miss stream......then I panic...I have had muscle twitches no weakness for almost a year 2 clean EMGs and nerve conduction test...only in legs and upper limbs my neuro assures me it s not ALS... Scared and feeling like I am going crazy.
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

First of all, I would like to reassure you that your symptoms are not suggestive of ALS- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

ALS is a progressive disease. In your case, there seems to be no progression of illness.

Moreover, EMG (electromyography) test is diagnostic in ALS. In your case, EMG is normal. This rules out the possibility of ALS.

So, there is no need to worry.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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