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Posted by Bruce on November 12, 2000 at 06:05:46:

In Reply to: Checking back in... posted by Lisa on November 11, 2000 at 23:20:15:

: Hi all,

: I was here awhile back and met some really nice folks, briefly. I was the one who was having all the twitching and weird symptoms and could not get answers from my doctor. I still have no answers and the symptoms are the same except now I seem to have a little difficulty with speech at times. Its like I can't get the words out right exactly, its not slurring. Like I can't coordinate the effort somehow. Anyway, ALS had been mentioned several times but my doctor said since I had no apparent weakness he didn't believe it was ALS. However, now he says if the twitching doesn't stop (have had it for almost a year now) that he may test for ALS.
: My question any of these symptoms sound at all like Parkinsons? I sometimes feel like I have tremors INside my body going on, almost like a continuous vibration of sorts. I know it sound nuts, but its there. Sometimes my little finger starts twitching and won't stop for a few minutes.
: (like a long tremor)
: I was wondering how everyone here has been doing.
: I remember Bruce, Carolyn, Googy, to mention a few. Very nice people here. :)
: Thanks for any advice you can give me.

Hi Lisa, slurring of words and low volume voice are common symptomss of Parknson's. Like most of us have learned, each pd patient's are unique and our speech symptoms will vary from person to person. When I was still working, answering the phone waa stressful and ir became difficult for people to understand me. Bruce

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