A 31-year-old female asked:
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my grandma and great grandma both died from als today i have been droping stuff out of my hand is this a sign?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Wouldn't jump: to any conclusions. See that you suffer from depression. If you have a constellation of suggestive symptoms than evaluation would be prudent. But wouldn't conclude your have ALS from events on this one day. Take care.
Answered on Nov 13, 2014

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