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It all started in January 2016 when Cathy began having weakness in her left hand. Several months later Cathy noticed some of the tiny muscles in her hand started to shrink. After many, many tests and doctor visits trying to find the cause we have not found any definitive answers. Cathy was told she has a probability of ALS but does not meet all of the requirements of a full ALS diagnosis. The whole process has been very frustrating since there are no tests to confirm ALS other than excluding other causes yet Cathy continues to have symptoms that we have been told are not consistant with ALS. We continue to work with doctors and on our own to find answers.