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ALS and MND Support Group
Our support group is for ALL persons that have been affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and motor neuron disease. This includes people afflicted with motor neuron disease, their friends, families, and loved ones. ALSforums is a community where you can ask questions, discuss concerns, voice your thoughts and experiences.
Please use this forum for any general discussions about Lou Gehrig disease, and inquiries or questions you may have regarding ALS/MND.
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by affected
Today 03:39 AM
Newly Diagnosed (26 Viewing)
Please use this forum for any discussions related to being newly diagnosed with ALS and MND. This may include questions about your diagnosis, or concerns with being newly diagnosed with ALS.
468Threads 7,284
by affected
04-30-2016 08:00 PM
This forum was created to give individuals with ALS an opportunity to meet and discuss topics of interest. Individuals recently diagnosed with ALS can feel free to ask other members questions they may have.
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by gooseberry
Yesterday 08:42 AM
Have symptoms? Not sure if you have ALS, or what ALS is? Would you like to ask a general question about ALS symptoms? Please post all related questions to this forum.
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by DonVieri
Today 06:37 AM
A forum for military veterans and veteran affairs. Discuss topics related to veteran affairs, ALS, and for military veterans to discuss benefits.
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by chally
04-27-2016 07:34 AM
Familial ALS - fALS (1 Viewing)
ALS that runs in the family is known as familial ALS (or fALS). ALS that doesnít run in families is called sporadic ALS. Familial ALS is very rare with only about one in ten of all ALS cases being familial.
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by Nikki J
03-10-2016 11:01 AM
Stories of Hope (39 Viewing)
Please place your stories of hope, and reasons to look forward to the future in this forum. Much of what we read about ALS is sad and depressing, this forum is not the place for those threads.
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by affected
Today 05:20 AM
ALS Tips, Tricks, and Gadgets you have found useful for people affected by ALS/MND. Post items that you have invented, adapted, found or made usable for PALS.
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by Green Queen
Yesterday 09:18 PM
ALS Research News (6 Viewing)
Post and read about interesting ALS related research news. Keep everyone updated, post your updates about Lou Gehrig's disease and ALS research news.
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by kenschatz
Yesterday 02:46 PM
ALS Drug Trials (2 Viewing)
Modern medicine is making great leaps and bounds; if you have any information about recent drug trials, clinical trials, post the information here. Drug trials and clinical trials are conducted to allow safety and efficacy data to be collected for health interventions (e.g., drugs, devices, therapy protocols, etc).
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by scaredwifetx
Yesterday 02:19 AM
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a clinical syndrome caused by degeneration of the frontal lobe of the brain and may extend back to the temporal lobe.
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by pittsburghgal
03-13-2016 12:40 PM
A place for CALS to remember their beloved PALS. Please use this forum to inform us of a loved one's passing.
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by swalker
Yesterday 12:21 PM
Event Announcements (3 Viewing)
Post your event information for all to see. Feel free to post your questions and thoughts about an ALS fundraising event.
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by affected
12-18-2015 12:23 AM
This forum is for ALS related equipment sales. Any items that are no longer needed may be of great use to others affected by ALS.
781Threads 2,310
by gooseberry
04-24-2016 06:23 AM
Primary Lateral Sclerosis Support Group
Our PLS forums are available to individuals affected by primary lateral sclerosis. The PLS support group is for PLS or disease related information, treatments, tips, caregiver and patient discussions.
Please use this support forum for questions, answers and discussions relating to Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS).
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by hopeagainsthope
04-29-2016 02:52 PM
Support for Caregivers of ALS (CALS)
This forum, inspired by the member jellycat, is for caregivers of people with ALS, both past and present.
This forum is for people that are currently providing caregiver support. People that have provided support can give support to those that are currently providing support.
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by affected
Today 02:41 AM
This forum is for people that have provided care to someone with ALS that they have since lost to ALS.
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by affected
04-30-2016 07:53 PM
PEG Feeding Tube
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), or feeding tube, is an essential element of care when ALS has progressed to the point where it interferes with a personís ability to swallow food and fluids. A feeding tube can reduce the stress and exhaustion of trying to swallow when swallowing becomes too difficult.
PEG feeding tubes supplement eating, or if swallowing is causing choking, may be used to replace eating. Ask your general questions about PEG tubes in this forum.
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by azwxman
Yesterday 11:15 PM
Discuss PEG care such as flushing, connecting and disconnecting as well as other general care and maintenance instructions.
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by rosec
11-25-2013 05:32 PM
PEG feeding tube recipes can be shared and discussed in this forum.
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by texastracy
06-16-2015 09:05 PM
Progressive Bulbar Palsy Support Group
Please use this support forum for conversations relating to progressive bulbar palsy. Progressive bulbar palsy is a form of ALS that primarily affects both upper and lower motor neurons, but primarily motor neurons involved with controlling muscles in the neck, face, tongue and throat. Individuals diagnosed with PBP most frequently have difficulties with speech and swallowing.
Please use this forum for discussions about progressive bulbar palsy, PBP diagnosis, care, or to have any questions related to bulbar palsy answered.
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by lgelb
04-07-2016 12:16 AM
Progressive Muscular Atrophy Support Group
Please use this support forum for conversations relating to progressive muscular atrophy (PMA). Patients with PMA often survive longer than patients with ALS and in some cases symptoms can be restricted to the arms or legs for a long time before spreading elsewhere in the body.
Please use this forum for discussions about progressive muscular atrophy, diagnosis, care, questions and help related to PMA.
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by Mike29
08-24-2015 03:43 PM
Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Support Group
Multifocal motor neuropathy is a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle weakness in the hands and differences from one side of the body to the other; affecting men much more often than women. Symptoms also include muscle wasting, cramping, and involuntary contractions or twitching of the leg muscles. MMN is mistaken for amyotrophic laterial sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease) but unlike ALS, it is treatable. Early accurate diagnosis provides patients the ability recover quickly.
Our MMN forums are available to individuals affected by multifocal motor neuropathy . The MMN support group is for MMN related information, treatments and tips.
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by WendyWooG
04-21-2016 08:51 AM
Off Topic
This forum is for off topic conversations, stories, and other unrelated ALS topics of interest.
Other (13 Viewing)
Stories, other diseases, off topic discussions and general off topic conversations.
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by gooseberry
04-17-2016 08:07 AM
Rants & Raves (2 Viewing)
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by affected
Yesterday 02:41 PM
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by gooseberry
04-02-2016 08:14 PM
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by 4tloml
08-17-2015 07:56 PM
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by DreamsEnd
04-25-2016 08:57 AM
Come For Tea (9 Viewing)
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by texastracy
06-16-2015 10:58 AM
Birthdays (10 Viewing)
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by Atsugi
11-18-2015 10:05 PM
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by gooseberry
04-10-2016 07:41 AM
Fibromyalgia Support Group
This forum is intended for Fibromyalgia support, Fibromyalgia tips, sufferers of chronic fatigue and chronic pain.
Please discuss general topics about Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, or Chronic Pain.
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by olly
01-03-2013 03:28 PM
Chat about whether your symptoms sound like Fibromyalgia, or discover Fibromyalgia symptoms.
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by notme
12-29-2012 12:24 PM
Fibromyalgia is accompanied by chronic pain as a part of the syndrome and is usually widespread and the pain can occur anywhere at any time.
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by MommyRissa
11-20-2012 09:48 PM
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by lotusbri
11-26-2012 03:04 AM
Lyme Disease Support Group
This forum is intended for Lyme disease support and tips.
Please discuss general topics about Lyme disease.
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by lgelb
02-15-2016 01:20 PM
Information and discussions about Lyme diagnosis or being diagnosed with Lyme disease.
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by Atsugi
01-25-2016 11:38 AM
Discuss your thoughts, help, support or advice for people that are diagnosed and living with Lyme disease.
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by jennyfer
10-18-2015 10:04 PM
Chat about whether your symptoms sound like Lyme disease, Lyme like symptoms.
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by musicluver2713
11-25-2015 08:23 PM
Website Feedback and New Members
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We are very pleased you have found our online support group. If you are new, please take a moment to register and then post a message saying Hi to the members of the site.
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02-29-2016 08:57 AM
If you encounter a problem with the forums please post it here and someone might be able to help. This forum is not monitored by any specific user.
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by David
04-26-2016 04:57 PM
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