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als misdiagnosis?

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  • Posted By: bobcloudindy
  • September 18, 2009
  • 05:21 PM

Is there any way to get an accurate diagnosis of als,i had a back injury at work and went to a neuro surgeon, after an open sided and a close sided MRI nothing could be found that could supposedly cause the debilitated state I was in ,now dxed with als,and even it is inconclusive,with muscle biopsi ,have classic extremely fast progression symptoms,went from walking to a power chair in 2 months, now arms are getting weak,breathing also weak,am told als doesn't work this fast.have had spinal fluid drawn, multitudes of blood drawn, emgs]2], and still no definate answer,also the more i try to exercise a muscle the weaker and worse it gets.

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  • Is there any way to get an accurate diagnosis of als,i had a back injury at work and went to a neuro surgeon, after an open sided and a close sided MRI nothing could be found that could supposedly cause the debilitated state I was in ,now dxed with als,and even it is inconclusive,with muscle biopsi ,have classic extremely fast progression symptoms,went from walking to a power chair in 2 months, now arms are getting weak,breathing also weak,am told als doesn't work this fast.have had spinal fluid drawn, multitudes of blood drawn, emgs]2], and still no definate answer,also the more i try to exercise a muscle the weaker and worse it gets.Have the doctors considered myasthenia gravis?? Or anterior spinal cord syndrome caused by anterior spinal artery lesion?
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    • February 16, 2011
    • 05:35 PM
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  • Is there any way to get an accurate diagnosis of als,i had a back injury at work and went to a neuro surgeon, after an open sided and a close sided MRI nothing could be found that could supposedly cause the debilitated state I was in ,now dxed with als,and even it is inconclusive,with muscle biopsi ,have classic extremely fast progression symptoms,went from walking to a power chair in 2 months, now arms are getting weak,breathing also weak,am told als doesn't work this fast.have had spinal fluid drawn, multitudes of blood drawn, emgs]2], and still no definate answer,also the more i try to exercise a muscle the weaker and worse it gets.Have the doctors thought of myasthenia gravis? Or maybe anterior spinal artery occlusion causing anterior spinal cord syndrome?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 18, 2011
    • 02:46 PM
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