Re: Early sign of ALS
I had some fear about possible ALS/MS and just recently went to a university neurologist so here are a few key things I learned. ALS will usually present itself in hands, feet, or swallowing or speaking difficulty. It usually starts in a hand or foot and will work its way up from the affected extremity and will not jump around. It will work to debilitate that whole limb then move on to another limb. Weakness is usually the first symptom noticed not twitching and as long as you can still move the limb its not considered clinical weakness. For instance if you needed to move out of the path of a oncoming car with ALS you couldn't do it with something less major you can. Hope this helps a little remember it is very rare. It used to be considered hereditary but many new reports that it may not be. A visit to a university neuro or ALS specialist would be beneficial and best of luck.
Last edited by Pointz; 04-11-2006 at 10:48 AM.