Weakness

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Postby dwl on July 31st, 2003, 10:59 am

Perhaps it would be helpful to abolish the term "perceived weakness" and just say that weakness is loss of function (i.e. not being able to do something such as hold a cup of coffee or button your shirt). If you don't have this then you probably have increased fatiguability of your muscles, which points to bfs rather than als.

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Postby KERRI on July 31st, 2003, 11:30 am

Uber!!!!!!!!!
Man you guys know me like a book.

I wanted to just add to the weakness thing, tuesday when I saw the neuro I was so weak I mean I felt like I would not be able to complete any of the tests and I was sure that I was done for. I did fine with all of the tests. SOOOOOOOO that weakness was percieved because I actually was not weak at all.


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Postby DogBone on July 31st, 2003, 1:06 pm

I have posted this before -- but anyway. I saw the head of the ALS clinic and he did not even ask me about weakness, perceived or otherwise. His criteria for worrying about ALS he called a "loss of strength" or an inability to do something you could normally do without a problem.

That is all -- I tend to agree with Pole on this thread. If it is not clinical weakness, then it is not the weakness we are talking about here.

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