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ALS is a very rare neurological disorder.
why are you worried about ALS
many patients who have anxiety symptoms can have benign fasciculations and twitching which in 99.999% of the time is not due to ALS.
are you getting treatment or medications to help with anxiety symptoms?
you should talk to your doctor about medications which could help decrease your anxiety symptoms.
your symptoms don't sound like ALS
it sounds like your anxiety symptoms are out of control.
you should talk to your doctor about medications which could help decrease your anxiety symptoms
ALS progresses and takes away your speech and motor functions and walking
you are letting your anxiety symptoms get out of control with worry here.
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While I agree that ALS is rare and that the symptoms are not the typical presentation for ALS, the greatest reason why I do not think that it is ALS is that there was apparently no findings on neurologic exam by two different Neurololgists that was worrisome for ALS and the EMG was normal.
Yes, the Neurologist referencing the other usual symptoms is the same as the above statement that the symptoms are not the typical presentation, but the Neurologist also has the advantage of being able to perform a neurologic exam to also indicate that it is not the usual presentation.
Yes, it is common anxiety symptoms can fluctuate frequently, so yes, it makes sense from the perspective that anxiety is causing your symptoms.
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It is probably not a concern, but to be able to definitely answer that question, it would require an examination. Did your doctor look at this?
If the gag reflex is fine, then it is even more likely that the palate and uvula are not a concern.
I would do a neuro exam, which assesses each component of the nervous system.
No, not really. A neuro exam would need to be done by a doctor.
It is common for LPR to cause mouth and throat irritation and inflammation, and this can cause the uvula to deviate to one side.