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    I find i cry and laugh uncontrollably now. We are going to a close friend’s funeral later this month. I’m concerned I’ll cry noisily and embarrassingly. I’m considering not going so as not to be a nuisance. Anyone else find this a problem? I also yawn a lot and i can’t control that either.
    Bulbar ALS diagnosed September 2021, no speech, PEG fed, using ipad with Predictable to communicate, taking each day as it comes

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    Emotional Lability is yet another one of MND's 'gifts' - if it affects your day to day life, taking an SSRI such as Citalopram can really help. xx
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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      #3
      I’ve been prescribed Citalopram for ‘emotional lability’. Just a tiny dose every day. Works wonders. (Doesn’t stop the yawning though)
      Diagnosed October 2020 - See my blog at https://www.myneurodiary.com

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        #4
        I also take low dose of Citalopram for emotional liability. I agree with PeterPan is works wonders, I feel in control again (I'm also yawning too).
        Started limping 2017, diagnosed August 2021. Wheelchair user and reduced shoulder function. Trying to be positive 😺.

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          #5
          The yawning is a pseudobulbar reflex so, yes, it's a 'normal' symptom of MND as nerve damage increases - whoop whoop 😏

          Emotional Lability is also known as Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA), if anybody comes across the term. xx
          ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
          Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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            #6
            My late Husbaand Mick used to yawn a lot, long noisy yawns

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              #7
              Ahhha! I wondered why I was yawning so much!! Just thought I was always tired…never thought it had to do with MND. I’m

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                #8
                I'm yawning reading about yawning 😉
                when i can think of something profound i will update this.

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                  #9
                  I already take citalopram so i guess there’s no other answer. Thanks guys for info
                  Bulbar ALS diagnosed September 2021, no speech, PEG fed, using ipad with Predictable to communicate, taking each day as it comes

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Hakuna View Post
                    I already take citalopram so i guess there’s no other answer.
                    Perhaps an increase in the dose is the answer 🤔😘
                    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                      #11
                      I was in franky and bennys for my 40th birthday recently. my wife started talking about my dramatic peg fitting and I ended up in a blubbering mess. on a Saturday night rammed as well. worst thing about it is i can't eat and didn't want the gatherin. won't be going out to watch people again lol
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                        #12
                        House44 Belated birthday wishes Wayne 😘😘

                        My 40th birthday 'party' was also anything but 😐
                        ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                        Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                          #13
                          I embrace my emotional lability.

                          Life has never been so hilarious.

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCi7OH3TfqI
                          Copyright Graham

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                            #14
                            B4 diagnosed a mate fell in work and started fitting ambulance arrived he started fitting again and I burst out laughing, always wondered why now I know 🤦‍♂️

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                              #15
                              I have this all the time. I find things that aren't funny hilarious and laugh at the most inappropriate things. I try and embrace it though. Nature's way of keeping you laughing even through your darkest days. x

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