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Throat v. Bulbar - is there a difference?

PostPosted: January 1st, 2016, 4:00 pm
by Scaredlin
Sorry this will be a big week for needed support as I go the A** specialist -

Ive been having throat pain, throat pain and spasms and can't sleep b/c of this. I actually feel my airway close for a bit. I was diagnosed two weeks ago with obstructive sleep apnea (shallow breathing). Im a thin female. This came out of no where. So my fear is that my throat is failing.

However, I don't perceive any tongue weakness or see an fascics. Can do all the tests. No slurring or swallowing issues.

So, when they do an EMG of the bulbar will it "catch" if anything is wrong with the throat? I have never heard of a "throat" being done with this disease.

I seem to have throat symptoms but not bulbar symptoms.

Anyone? Happy New Year and enjoy your weekend.

Re: Throat v. Bulbar - is there a difference?

PostPosted: January 1st, 2016, 8:35 pm
by leroyb
I think throat without obvious bulbar problems is virtually unheard of. The emg can mostly only detect lmn problems.