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24 Year Old with sudden lisp

Hi,

I'm a 24-year-old male who a couple weeks ago began noticing myself having a hard time pronouncing S's here and there. My significant others couldn't notice it and so I just ignored it. A week or so later, however, I notice my tongue felt numb and tingling. I looked at it in the mirror and it appeared to be shaking. (Note: I have not noticed it shaking since that day, although it does feel numb). I went to the ER, they said they couldn't do much and scheduled something with a neurologist.

By the time I got to the neurologist, I had begun having fasciculations all over my body (presumably due to stress/anxiety more than a rapid onset of ALS). The neurologist didn't take my ALS fears very seriously after checking my body strength (although I obviously fear this would be a bulbar ALS case) which would show more weakness in the mouth. He scheduled blood tests and an MRI, as well as an x-ray of the spine. (I have had constant headaches for 5 months so we thought the two problems may be releated).

Now, another week later, I am having even more difficulty speaking, feeling a particular tightness in my chin. I can still speak relatively well, with a slurred word her and there, but I feel like I'm having to try too hard. I can still easily open and move my mouth, and shake my tongue quickly from side to side. Should I be concerned? And what should my next plan of action be?

Thank you so much,
Logan
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I'm 23 and recently started experiencing similar symptoms (the slurred speech).  In a recent meeting at work it took me four tries to properly pronounce "transition" and my "s"s seem to be slurred.  

Do you have an update on your situation?
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I'm 25 and I have noticed that my s's are getting slurred as well.  I notice it the most when I am signing quick phrases or talking loudly.

Do either of you have any updates?
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So odd! I am a 30 year old female, I started noticing a lisp a few weeks ago. At first it was slight so I didn't take much notice, but now it is becoming very noticable and its making me nervous. I have always had perfect speech. I don't understand this.

Although, I have gone through alot of trauma in the past year. Mom died of breast cancer, aunt died of cancer a couple months ago, my nana just got a diagnosis. I had a bad bicycle accident and was in and out of the trauma unit, after that I too had a diagnosis of something.

And now, to go to school, I left everything in NH and drove to cross country to AZ. I also have been getting really bad migraines as well as the random lisp. Any info would be helpful!
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