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    PMA or MND?

    Hi lam 63 years old women , my simptoms begins not jumping with two legs back to late 2013 year.l couldn't jump with two legs equly. Then in June 2014 I noticed that l couldn't run. My legs was weak equally. Then after 2 or 3 months later l noticed that my walking became not well. Late in 2015 l had first foot drop in right foot, then in2015 April second foot drop in left foot. I go for emg in usc. In conclusion was written polyradiculoneuropathy or motor neuron diseas. In October 2015 in kaiser neurologist did all testes and give diagnosis als. I lave only legs weakneses, atrophy in tigh muscles very simmetricaly and foot drop.late in 2016 I begin walk with can, and late in 2018 with walker. In April 2018 l go usc als research center doctor Bedouin, he did all testes and sad I think some kind of lower motor neuron deases. In 2018 October l go to my neurologist in kaiser. He said that weakneses worsen but you don't have upper motor neuron signs and only legs ,not als but I don't know what. AND FINALLY DESEMBER IN 2018 I GO KASER ALS CENTER, DOCTOR LOOK ONLY MY PEPERS AND SAID progressive muscular atrophy. Now I walking with walker , my simptoms only my legs, no twitching, no crimping, I doing all home works,cleaning cooking ,laundry, I leaning on walker and doing all home works, with difficulty but I'm OK. Olmost 8 years l have simptoms . Somebody have same simtoms like me. And I was wondering it is really pma or no thank you.

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    7 years I did lot of researchers, pma there is only lower motor sign , and upper motor sign can emerge after 2 ,5, 7 10 even 12years ago, nobody know, and lower motor neuron sign can be restricted only on leg, flail leg sindrom or in hands.

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      #3
      Hi and welcome to the forum.

      As you probably know already, there is no single test for MND and it seems that everyone has different experiences. I don’t think anyone on this forum would be qualified to tell you if you have PMA or MND. I think you will have to talk to your doctor, or a neurology specialist, and ask them for an opinion now some time has passed.
      Last edited by PeterPan; 5 July 2021, 16:46.
      Diagnosed October 2020 - See my blog at https://www.myneurodiary.com

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        #4
        araksyaboyajyan PMA falls under the umbrella term of MNDs, but if you're asking if you have PMA or ALS, as per the specialist in Kaiser, you don't have any upper motor neurone (UMN) dysfunction therefore you don't fulfill the diagnostic criteria for ALS.
        ​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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          #5
          Hmm. My disease is all in my fingers and one wrist. As i have no symptons in lower body - that could make for PMA? However, i do have the commonest of the genetic markers, so have been told, that makes my disease full MND. What do I really know? Not a lot!
          Mum died with MND in 1979 – I have a wonky gene, probably inherited from her. Reckon mine started sometime in 2018

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            #6
            I read that lower MND (PMA or SMA) is anything that is only below the brain. Where the brain is also affected (ALS), there is also usually muscle tightness and exaggerated reflexes. But consultants tend to lump these conditions together nowadays, as lower MND works in a similar way and can often spread to the brain at a later stage. ( I think this is right?)

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