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The following are the most common symptoms of ALS. However, people may experience symptoms differently.
ALS symptoms may include:
- • Twitching and cramping of muscles, especially those in the hands and feet
- • Loss of motor control in the hands and arms
- • Impaired use of the arms and legs
- • Weakness and fatigue
- • Tripping and falling
- • Dropping things
- • Uncontrollable periods of laughing or crying
- • Slurred or thick speech and difficulty in projecting the voice
The symptoms of ALS may resemble other conditions or medical problems. If you think you are experiencing ALS symptoms, consult a neurologist with a neuromuscular specialty for diagnosis.
Richard Bedlack, MD, PhD
Patients with ALS sometimes consider alternative or off-label treatments for their disease. It is difficult, however, to get accurate information on their costs, side effects and potential benefits. We’re using email, Twitter and other social media to bring patients, clinicians and scientists together to document the facts about various alternative and off-label therapies being offered for ALS.