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... My mother has recently been diagnosed with ALS. My aunt's doctors have disagreements as to whether or not she had ALS before she died. Is familial ALS only when another immediate family member has it? ... (2 replies)
... Oh that's totally fine. My messages are usually long as well, this is a super long post sorry, hope you don't mind. Sorry about earlier, I'm kind of new to posting on forums. ... (12 replies)
... and the muscle no longer works at all. The most common presentation is tripping because of a single foot not lifting properly or a single hand not being able to do buttons for instance. People with ALS report that their muscles don't "feel" weak, they are weak. ... (2 replies)

How do I help?
Oct 7, 2003
... the rest of the family, but don't know where to go other than here. ... (10 replies)
May 27, 2001
... months. How do you know if they are benign or related to ALS. I am a veggie and thought it might be due to lack of Iron or Magnesium and have taken vitamins but these havent helped. I have also read these could be related to anxiety. Thanks. ... (2 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)
... Hello Jo. My mother had ALS. She had a wonderful neurologist and great support from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. I just realized that you are in Australia but I would imagine there are chapters like that everywhere. Have you been in contact with them? ... (4 replies)
... worry can and and does create symptoms like what you experience. Fear and worry and inactivity often causes nerve twitching, muscle tightness, cramping, fatigue, muscle spasms, and much more. ... (10 replies)
... Neurogenic changes can happen before significant weakness. Weakness in ALS never gets better, however, so the fact that your left leg feels better and your arm is as strong as it is points strongly away from ALS. ... (9 replies)
... h pain and because I was not using it feeding and my weight was stable doctors said I need quality of life and would keep any eye my weight will need to reinsert if weight starts dropping again. ... (12 replies)
... symptoms years ago. Do you mind if I ask where do yall go for treatment? ... (6 replies)
... doesn't sound like him as much but i'll tell you its was the best gift i got this year, Amazing!!!! ... (21 replies)
... Hi again Mandy, are you feeling like you are weak or losing strength muscle wise? ... (23 replies)
Als? please help
May 28, 2007
... for some reason, because I'm so thin in the hands and feets, I seem to be able to do this really easily lol. ... (5 replies)
... mg daily. It is very important to get the proper treatment. A few tips about taking Doxy in case you did not know. Do not have any dairy, magnesium or iron products two hours before or after taking it or it will not be absorbed properly. ... (4 replies)
... I am sorry to hear you are having so much trouble. It sounds like when I first got married. I did not have all of your troubles but, I have been sick and we have had deaths in my family and now I have ALS like symptoms but Dr. told me it is not that. I have only been married two years. ... (6 replies)
... My Uncle was diagnosed with ALS, 4 years ago, at the age of 26. I am only 15, but I know enough to see how miserable it has made him. This past month has been horrible for him, but he is trying to make the best of it. ... (4 replies)
... Neuropathy is terrible. If you research it or go to that forum you will see the struggles. ... (40 replies)
... thought MS before i was really scared. After i did more research i realized it is very tough, but can be managed in most cases. Then my stinking neurologist said how everyone that walks in thinks they have ALS or MS. Then it put it in my mind. ... (20 replies)
... Hi chuckstr i hope im not bugging you but on what you said about P.M. ... (9 replies)

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