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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Message Board

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Hi. Just to inform you about the drooling and swallowing diffeculities that come along with ALS. Those symptoms usually happen in people diganosed with the bulbar onset. Sometimes you will get those symptoms "later" in the disease if you were diagnosed with Linb onset ALS. My father just recently passed away from limb onset ALS. He also was taking lipitor and had the same symptoms you describe. The doctor took him off of the medication and almost a year later he was diagnosed with ALS. The doctors that treated him for ALS did not believe that lipitor caused his ALS. Rather he already had the disease laying dormet in his body. The lipitor was just one of the triggers for him to have ALS strike full blown. Most people I have talked to say they have had some sort of trigger cause ALS. Such as, a virus, exposure to chemicals, medications. I hope you can go see a good doctor that sepecializes in ALS. Let us know what happens.

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