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PostPosted: July 31st, 2003, 10:59 am
by dwl
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.



PostPosted: July 31st, 2003, 11:30 am
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.


PostPosted: July 31st, 2003, 1:06 pm
by DogBone
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.