This is due to the muscles not receiving the impulses from the brain that tell the foot to move it.
- muscle twitching or cramping in arms, legs, fingers or toes
- tripping or stumbling; missing a stair on the way up
- weakness in the hands or ankles
- slurred speech or "nasally" voice
- difficulty swallowing; more frequent gagging or choking when eating
- difficulty holding head up or frequent slouching
- tiredness or fatigue from doing normal daily routine For more information on symptoms of ALS, click on THIS LINK to the Mayo Clinic
Look at all those generic symptoms! Now you see how difficult it is to diagnose ALS. They all fit other illnesses, many of them curable.
And that's when we came crashing into the wall of reality.
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