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My husband was diagnosed in June 09. I cann't believe how much als can take away,so fast. He has gone from a man who golfed 18 to 36 holes a day last April. To a brace on his right leg in August ,bi-pap in early November it has been a godsent,a spell & speak in Jan. a peg tube last week , not yet in use. We have a headmaster brace on order should be here next week and a walker is coming today . Things just seem to be going so fast. We are retired Ken just turned 62 on Jan.31. Thanks to everyone here,I have gotten a lot of helpfull hints from this site. He is having a lot of trouble right now with a lot of saliva in the day time,says he feels like he is drowning.Any suggestions on this.






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Hi there. Sorry about your husbands diagnosed and fast progression. Some of the people here use a drug called Elavil or Amitriptiline. It was used as an anti depressant and a side effect is dry mouth. If you use the search feature and type in Amitriptiline you may find other things to try.

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