My wrists & hands today

Hoping that this blog will help me to keep track of my symptoms. I've been shaky and my hands feel clumsy. Speech is raspy and hoarse. My jaw and neck muscles are sore. And today when i grabbed my bag i noticed that my wrists have these weird dents...

my story so far

Life couldn't get any better right? I just turned 59 on May 10. As early as the summer of 2013, I would complain of my voice getting hoarse and the feeling that I had something stuck in my throat. (I'm not a spitter and trying to cough it up was hard). I blamed it on stress as I was working 3 jobs. I cut back to two jobs, but I was working 7 days a week. I complete my first 1/2 marathon and also kept working out 6 days a week doing Insanity. As an instructor I also taught the classes. I got really sick in September. I never miss work and I missed 8 days.

acupuncture can it help

hi my brother was diagnosed with als only 6 months ago. but his symptoms started over 2 yrs ago.his arms are now both affected and his left leg. with unsteady gait. and baclofen didn't really help with his arm cramps..waiting on stem cell clinical trial at mgh praying he gets in with no placebo! has anyone tried acupuncture? I have researched but found mixed reviews.. some have said it kept them mobile for longer.. any input would be greatly appreciated thank you eileen

Worried I may have ALS

Hi there, I'm a 30-year-old male, diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease 9 months ago. I'm aware that my thyroid disease can cause symptoms throughout my whole body, but I've been taking Synthroid and my TSH levels are currently in the normal range. My symptoms - mostly aches and twitching - are starting to worry me.

July 2014

July 2, 2014: updated draft of forum names I have upgraded to Dragon naturally speaking version 12 professional, and the new Plantronics 730 dect microphone. it seems to work much better despite my failing voice. 7/6 Maize bit by copperhead on face, vet said ok for $250 July 9, 2014 updated forum names swallowing very bad last 6 days 7/11 - found house 7/12 - made offer 7/13 - offer accepted 7/14 - mtg process begins, have to keep hp happy and keep working to get this done 7/16 - boxer ran out and bit Boots while on walk, $500 later stitched up ..


Here's a picture of my visible symptoms. Hopefully this can help someone relate to my symptoms or offer some information/advice Thank you


My next appointment is a month away. I have noticeable atrophy in my tongue, especially on the left side. It's absolutely the most bizarre thing. To see and feel your body parts 'shrink'. It's like something out of a Hitchcock movie. My whole tongue is smaller. I have dimples on my cheeks (never had those before!), my lips are decidedly smaller. I swear that even my EARS appear smaller (is this possible??) I've always had high cheekbones, but now they are sharp. My uvula is so small it now flaps. This really is like something out of a horror novel.


German exchange student 2009, pics pending