About Me: Male, 59, Huntsville, AL, member since Oct 2006
A very active 59yr old male that loves to run. One year ago, after a hard sprint, I developed a very hard Atrial Flutter that had to be shocked back into rythym. (Cardioversion) The cardiologist prescribed Xaerelto blood thinner but of course I did not take it because
[More] I am (was) a big platelet donor for the Red Cross and no blood thinners if you are giving blood or platelets. Six months later I start getting these weird sensations in my mouth and notice increased saliva.
About 3 weeks ago, Dec 17 I noticed my tongue has shriveled up (atrophied) and becoming harder to swallow. (liquids, mucus, some foods). Neuro suggested ALS by just looking at my tongue. Had EMG done and he said it looked good but no results back yet and scheduled the ALS clinic for more tests.
I just can't seem to find any answers how my tongue has atrophied so much and both mouth and tongue are feel like they are dieing.
Still jogging a little and feel ok except my hands and fingers loose their grip when I'm out in the cold.
Thank you for letting me express my feelings, I would just like to know if this is the beginning of the end.
"this is crazy but at 10:30 tonight, i opened the kitchen door to let the dog out and it was either a moth or a fly that flew right into my right ear. i could not find the tweezers and only had peroxide that i used. i even tried an syrin..."
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