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Old 12-19-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy Familial ALS

Hi! How close along family lines do you need to be to have Familial ALS be present? My second-cousin had ALS. He was diagnosed at 38 I think, and died 4 years later.

Also...I know that he was diagnosed at 38...and I am only 20...but I have had significant back and leg pain, muscle twitches nearly constantly (all over my body), and my joints have been popping. Also, one of the first indicators for my cousin, was him dropping things (with his hands.) I have been doing that for about 4 weeks now. Not all the time, but sometimes things just fall out of my hands--and I can't explain why. I also have shooting pains down my legs. I think I might be over thinking this, because I am just frustrated and wanting answers and trying to put the puzzle together myself.

My dr. did a muscle enzyme test and a slew of other blood work..and I'm currently waiting on the results.

Any ideas? Or can anybody help me with this possible connection?

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