So much uncertainty and hurdles in life

I'm not 100% sure how to even begin, so I'll go to the beginning. I'm 30 years old, (I live in a very small community) and have always lived a fast paced life. "Tell me I can't and I'll prove I can" type of personality.
About 6 months ago I began noticing I was becoming easily fatigued, just run right down. I chalked it up to working 6 days a week, caring for my husband and 2 children, while running a small hobby farm (goats, chickens, ducks and rabbits.)

D/C feeding tube


I am new to this forum.

I've been a caregiver for my mother, who has ALS and frontotemporal dementia, for a little over 7 years now. She has been immobile for many years now. She continued to react to different things, but she is no longer able to do so.

New member

I'm not sure how to start. Diagnosed in Feb 2018. Started clinical trial 2 weeks ago. Heading to Mayo in Rochester in a few days. I'm 60 and healthy all my life. Never used drugs or smoked and almost never used alcohol. I guess it doesn't matter to ALS. STRUGGLED with severe depression and anxiety for 4 months. Waiting. Like someone said, would you have lived your life differently if you knee sooner. I felt I knee what I had 5 months ago. All the tests and waiting were unbearable. Just looking for some friends to offer support and advice and I will return the favor.

Triligy, how long to use before invasive

My husband was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2017. Since then he has declined at a very fast rate. He is on a trilogy machine 24/7 and is complete quadriplegic. How long can we expect the trilogy to work for him?

Als symtoms for 2 months

Hi I am new and read many symtoms on threads and am still concerned.

1) a month ago stiffness in right forearm and two right fingers and a cold hand.

2) constantly have tight calf muscles but haven’t seemed to lose any strength or abilities and legs feel tired.

3) more than normal shortness of breath

4) stuff and cracking joints in knees and feet more than usual

5) can all of this be health anxiety related from googling symtoms 24/7?

First symptoms

In most cases does als attack one muscle group at a time or just one side?

Looking for advice on how to help others

Hello ladies and Gents,

My names Kobyn, over in Canada, Im looking for advice on a few forums online and looking for advice on how to help others basically.

I've been having muscle twitching scared of als, I am 20 years ols

Hello I am a 20 year old male and scared that I might have als because I've been having muscle twitching.
My father past away in October from als, I was the one always with him taking care of him and I would see everything that would happen to him. So lately I've been going thru a lot of anxiety and having muscle twitching all over my body and I am constantly checking my muscles and my strength and my voice and I start freaking out I am so scared of having it

Newly diagnosed

My husband was diagnosed with ALS Jan 2018, onset symptoms started Feb 2017. He first had cramping in right calf muscle then foot drop. His right leg started wasting away shortly after and he lost 40-50lbs within months. He began to have trouble breathing in Aug 2017 just 7 months after onset symptoms. At first he used the bipap machine only at night but now he's using it almost all day. He also uses a cough assist machine as needed. My husband can still talk and eat alone, thankfully. But he does need a lot of assistance with his basic needs.