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    Concerned about ALS Symptoms

    Thanks, Al. I'll do my best not to get discouraged and trust my doctors. I'll know when the time is right and I am meant to know. I'm going to stop posting messages until I find something out so I don't take focus and time from people who need your adive and guidance more than me. I hope it's...
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    Concerned about ALS Symptoms

    Hi Al, I thought posted a reply last night...but it doesn't seem to be here. Sorry, I'm still learning to navigate the site properly. Your posts have been extremely helpfull in the past year. I agree that the weightlifting may be a contributing factor, it's just that its been a long time...
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    Concerned about ALS Symptoms

    Al, I have been reading your post for some time now and I have found you to be among the most helpfull. I don't disagree that the weightlifting and steroids have had some impact. My concerns are relegated to the fact that ALS can happen independently of this. I went through a period of time...
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    Concerned about ALS Symptoms

    Awieleba, That sounds very familair. The area around my knees is particularly susceptable to weak feelings and fascisulation. Also, the feeling in the shoulders sounds similar. My shoulders get exhausted from holding up and talking on my cell phone for 5 minutes. Fasciculation has been...
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    Concerned about ALS Symptoms

    I should clarify My last statement. I feel like it is getting better between each episode but then an new epsiode occurs and it seems like it is worse than the previous. Sorry for any confusion. Shim
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    Concerned about ALS Symptoms

    Hi Awieleba, I feel like it is getting better each time an "episode" occurs, but each "episode" seems like it is worse than the previous one and that it last just a little longer. I can go 3-4 weeks without any SX other than Fasics, but then it hits me again and is worse than the last time. Do...
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    Concerned about ALS Symptoms

    Robert, I'll keep a positive state of mind and hope this is benign. I hope the best for you as well. Shim
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    Concerned about ALS Symptoms

    Thanks, Wright. Good Advice. I really appreciate it. I hate to seem like a bother especially to people dealing with or potentially dealing with larger issues than my own but this has been helpful. I wish the best for all of you. Shim
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    Concerned about ALS Symptoms

    Thanks so much for your responses. Your guidance is very much appreciated. I've read in some places that PALS can have elevated CPK so I thought I would mention that incase it was applicable. I like to think I'm being level headed but I'm confused. I should also state that this all started...
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    Concerned about ALS Symptoms

    Hi, This is my first time posting on this forum after a year of reading posts. First I want to thank everone on this site for the wealth of information provided. I see the courage of people dealing with incredibly difficult situations and I'm grateful for you. You're truly amazing, wonderful...
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