Somebody Please Help

I am young and very worried that I have ALS. I know it is uncommon for young people to have ALS but I am having a hard time lifting my left foot and am expiriencing muscle twitches. I would greatly appreciate some help and guidance in my situation. Thanks!

18 year old worried about ALS

For the past 6 months I have had many symptoms that are similar to ALS and I am scared that I have it. I have seen a neurologist, hemotologest, and a rheumatologist. No diagnosis from any one although the rheumatologist did consider fibromyalgia.

My symptoms include:
Muscle soreness and cramps
Muscle twitching (all over)
Headaches (tension)
Numbness and tingling (all over)
Noticed some possible muscle wasting around my right wrist
Shortness of breath
Balance issues
Blurry vision

Mother in law has als

Hi my mother in law was diagnosed with ALS 4/2016 the bulbar type. She is considering getting a feeding tube. This is all so heart breaking watching her deteriorate. Is it true she only has about six months to live after receiving feeding tube?

Unable to Stay Home Alone

My Mom is now unable to stay home alone. This is relatively new, starting only a few months ago. It has been working out because my brother was in exams and then has been off from university. However, my brother will have a summer job starting in July, I am on an internship position through the university that cannot be quit or I will fail the course and my Dad is working. Does any one have any suggestions on what we could do? We already have PSWs come twice a day, but that is not enough by far and we don't qualify for much more help.

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MMN or ALS and the waiting game

I am waiting to begin IVIG treatment for Multifocal Motor Neuropathy. I have major atrophy in my right hand, muscle weakness in right leg and left hand and arm. I have fasciculations pretty much everywhere and,they just started in my lip. I'm wondering if anyone else with MMN has fasciculations in their lips. I hate that their doesnt seem to be much information out there... Any input?


My father was recently diagnosed with bulbar onset ALS in April. He had been to many different doctors with misdiagnosis's along the way. At this point his swallowing is almost non-existent. He goes back and forth about a feeding tube but he is so far along that his lung functioning is at 48%. I am worried about him having trouble in the operating room. My questions are:
1. At what point is it considered unsafe to place the peg tube with comprimised lung functions?
2. Is it normal to go back and forth with the decision even tho he has lost well over 100 lbs.

Is it ALS,MS or Generalized Anxiety disorder?

Hello everyone, This is Ismail here. I am 28 year old musician. I started having weird symptoms around one year ago, like nystagmus(i did have minor strabismus before. Started having problems with my speech which would aggerivate when under influence of cannabis.Then about 5 months ago this fatigue started which still hasnt gone away(i was very hyper individual by the way) it was then accompanied by weakness in my right shoulder and arm. My right side of back had discomfrt and weakness aswell.

biting mouth and tongue ouch

I recently figured out what all these problems with dropping things, tripping, tight muscles that can't quite be described, exhausted muscles like I never felt so bad when I skied professionally or doing that equestrian thing.

Today, I thought, my tongue and mouth is not like hamburger it is now like shredded beef.

I am making an appointment with a specialist at U of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Any suggestions on the biting.