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I had a VA SAH housing grant approved a few months ago, but have had a difficult time finding contractors who are qualified and will work with the VA. I live in Cypress, Texas and would appreciate any positive information any of you may have.
My first problem was in December of 2013. I was hospitalized with pneumonia and had severe tremors after my release. The initial weakness started then also, but was initially attributed to getting older as I was 66 at the time.
The twitching actually started after I noticed the weakness. It was not very noticeable until January of 2015. I also had a change in my speech in January of 2015. It became quite slurred at times. I do not drink alcohol, but I sounded like I was drunk. Now my speech is very hard to understand all the time and I often run out of breath when I talk. I have never had a vibrating feeling.
Some other background which may or may not help.
U.S. Army Infantry - June 1968 - June 1973 (Viet Nam 1970-1971)
Smoker for 53 years - quit in 2013 - diagnosed with COPD in 2012.
Heart stent in January of 2015
I suggest you see your neurologist and then get a second opinion about ALS.
Thank you to my post about symptoms. I am wondering if you could give me more of a timeline of yours if you wouldn't mind. I don't see my neurologist until the end of October, so I thank you for your information. How long after the whole body twitching did you notice weakness? How long after your first symptoms did you notice something was wrong? What was the first "wrong" symptom? Do you also have a vibrating feeling?