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I was at Ann Arbor V. A. center on 3-30-2012 to

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I was at Ann Arbor V. A. center on 3-30-2012 to see a nerologist on feelings that I have als. My name isXXXXX  XXX-XX-XXXX. Presently I have been diagnosed as 100% disabled with ALS by the Disabled Veterans. The neurologist thinks I dont have als but spurs in my neck. What do you think. I can walk; losing weight; memory problem; throat closing and vivid weakness throughout my whole body. Do you feel it is als or not?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
Hello
ALS is a clinical diagnosis and requires examination
What other symptoms if any?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Over the last five years I have had numerious examinations of all sorts and more come back saying I have als than not. I presently in a motorized wheelchair at all times, my throat is closing; I hace a dynovox speech machine for all the times I entirely lose my voice Have lost alot of weight; fall alot and dimentia very badly and at one time was placed in hospice by my primary care doctor. He feels I need back in hospice but other doctors say no.. I have had a emg twice and been in and out of hospital over the years because of 5 strokes and other problems.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
What did the EMG show?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Both emg showed medium to high case of ALS
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
OK
I see no reason to say not ALS
Bone spurs do not cause all of these symptoms

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The two emg I took over a five year period showed more towards als one the first emg exam then the secong emg. The second one was about 75%/25% in favor of als. Can you send me your answers in writing to Eugenel. XXXX XXXXXX XXXXX;;;; Prudenville, Michigan XXX. I would appreciate it very much since I dont have a printer to my laptop. GENE XXXX
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