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Old 09-19-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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Hi all,

i am not sure I should be here. Over the last 2 months, I have had my left arm curl up and the tendon to my ring finger tighten up to the point that my whole arm and hand are like a claw. It is very painful. In addition, my very strong legs have been very weak walking. I have to take my time walking. Also, I am having what I thought was tardive dyskenesia with my eyelids. They forcibly close and it is hard to open them. I thought it was dry eyes at first but that is not the case. Brushing my teeth is torture. I gag and gag, and have to breathe in between "assaults". I choke constantly on food and then on nothing in particular, just regular saliva. This has been going on about 4-6 months. Help. Gimme the straight up. Been through breast cancer, and that weren't no picnic! Knowledge is my power

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Old 09-19-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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Sounds like your muscles are involved. I would definitely see a neurologist and start your way on finding answers. It might not be ALS but you should find out what your dealing with. Let us know what you find out. It helps a lot of people who come to this board looking for answers Good Luck.

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