Re: symptoms of bulbar als?
You should go to the doctor to start ruling things out. I have ALS and it first affected my tongue and throat. It took a yr. & a half before I was diagnosed. The symptoms had to worsen before the doc. could be sure. I did not feel like I had a lump in my throat. That could be acid reflux. I did at times feel as though my tongue was going to block my throat. I have trouble swallowing, eating, drinking and I can no longer speak. There are several conditions and other diseases that can mimic ALS that are treatable. I kept telling the doctors that I couldn't speak properly, and they kept telling me, oh, you sound fine to me. I knew something was going on, but until it progressed further they didn't believe me.