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... I know that there are some other neuro diseases that may mimic als symptoms. My dad's job requires standing for most of the day. Could it be something simple that physical therapy or chiropractor would take care? ... (6 replies)
... e and she could get no relief. I believe she had her first signs in 1994 and she died in October 2000. At work, her right arm became completely paralyzed. Her symptoms came on more slowly than of the others who have posted. The next obvious sympton was that her left leg began dragging. ... (6 replies)
... your doc has more sense than that. More TESTS! demand it! there are numerous diseases out there that mimic ALS. Push the doctors, and see more than one. If is is ALS there is not much time. The average patient survives about 18 months, depending on the progression they can survive as long as 5 years. ... (6 replies)

... My dad started having ALS symptoms @ age 35. I only remember that he tripped playing tennis and doesn't know how he could've tripped like he did. He was always a very good athlete and very active. I just remember him losing control of muscles, then he went in for testing a few months later (spinal tap, etc.). Soon he had to use a cane, then a walker, then a wheelchair. ... (6 replies)
... Thank you, Jen. I'm sorry to hear about your family members. I've read many posts. Everyone, who is unfortunate to have als or a relative with this nasty disease, is saying that it takes several visits to Dr and numerous tests to rule out als. ... (6 replies)
... I'm sorry to here that your family is going through all this. I have had 3 family members die from ALS and now my aunt is showing symptoms of this nasty, heart breaking disease. ... (6 replies)
... I'm glad your symptoms haven't gotten worse. Is there anything else out there or something you can do that can help with the muscle cramps? ... (12 replies)
... Since almost four years I developed the earliest signs of ALS in m my right lower limb. That was an upper and motor neuron signs. ... (5 replies)
... I know how hard the waiting for an ancwer is!!!! Its great that your dad has had no other changes since July. I will keep you posted on anything else we learn through my aunts testing. Please keep me up to par with your dad if you have a chance. I useally check the board out a couple times a day. Hang in there and stay strong. Write back with any other questions or concerns... (6 replies)
... Most of the symptoms you are describing are NOT the way ALS usually presents itself! ... (3 replies)

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