Hello all! In search of advice from anyone! My boyfriend told me last night that he has been diagnosed with ALS two years ago. Being a single mom, I need to know if I would have the strength to move on with my relationship with him? I have three boys under the age of 11, and I don't know if we were to stay together what will happen?
I've been reading through everything trying to compare symptoms.
It started in February with lots of tingling and numbness in my fingers. I would wake up with numb fingers and lots of neck pain. I had an MRI in February and it showed a bulging disc. I had physical therapy but it didn't do a thing for me.
For the last few months I guess you could say I had this muscle stiffness in my wrist forearm and left lower calf. I noticed it whenever I played basketball but it never had any impact on me working out or playing basketball. Recently this stiffness progressed and turned into a weakness above my knee/ upper thigh and my foot has this weird sensation that travels all the way to the tip of my toes. Almost like a tingling sensation but not quite. I also have a slight twitch. I fee fatigued in general but I think that's just depression because of these symptoms. I'm freaking out and scared.
I am a 19 year old male. I guess for the last few months I had this stiffness in my wrist area and around my calf but I never paid attention to it as it never bothered me. Recently since last Friday, the stiffness increased and almost turned into what felt like a growing pain. Since then my leg and arm have felt a little weaker and twitching. My foot has been getting weird sensations all the way to the top of the toes. Right above my knee is very twitchy, weak, fatigued.
I do not know if writing my story down will be of any help to me. I doubt it will be of help to you but I need some way to purge myself of the crazy roller coaster of emotions I'm going through. My therapist suggested I keep a log of feelings and issues as a way to help me cope with ALS. I had tried to journal earlier but hated everything I wrote so I quit writing.