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    New Research pertaining to ALS and similar Diseases

    I found this article utterly fascinating, and I wanted to share it here. I hope if you agree with me, that you will print it, or PDF it and share it with smart people, doctors you may have, or those in research. I truly believe that the more "big brains" get involved, the more progress will be...
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    The Weakness Issue - Final Verdict?

    I find it hard to believe you're going to be dropping things as soon as you start twitching. Especially if you were working out heavy just a few weeks before. SEe here's the problem - BFS people state they have exercise intolerance too. So working out is miserably difficult for them too. I...
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    Type of Twitching

    I was told by a BFSer that ALS absolutely does not, can not, and will not manifest as this type of twitching: (thumb / forefinger pulling, holding, releasing) True or False?
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    The Weakness Issue - Final Verdict?

    I suppose I can just go read the reports from the newly diagnosed on here, but i am too afraid to. An athletic person who lifts weights and ends up with worrysome bodywide spasms and twitching for a couple weeks .... isn't going to fail any strength tests. They're not going to fail any...
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    The Weakness Issue - Final Verdict?

    This is directly from the NIH web site: (National Institutes of Health) "The onset of ALS may be so subtle that the symptoms are frequently overlooked. The earliest symptoms may include twitching, cramping, or stiffness of muscles; muscle weakness affecting an arm or a leg; slurred and nasal...
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    The Weakness Issue - Final Verdict?

    And one more issue: Why would someone who was athletic and muscular ..... show any "clinical weakness" that fast? Seriously. The strength tests I hear about are almost humorous to me. Someone who goes to the gym and pushes even 45lb dumbbells a month prior, isnt going to fail on one of...
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    The Weakness Issue - Final Verdict?

    I have been having a lot of difficulty nailing down the answer to this one question. "Does ALS ever start with twitching in the absence of clinical weakness?" You may feel this is a closed topic, but from what I've seen, its not. I have read more than two individuals on here who plainly...
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    BFS Community view of ALS twitching

    Thanks for helping me "Get a clue" . And why are my posts being moderated now? Geez ...
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    My Situation

    Thank you Scottslassie. All it takes is a little bit of research (about 4 seconds of it) via Google to find the information on the association between Hep B vaccine and MS. Im actually surprised you've never even heard of it, given you work with MS patients.... The court in france even ruled...
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    BFS Community view of ALS twitching

    I want to comment that it has been users *here* on this site who have repeatedly stated that they had twitching before any atrophy or weakness, so that is the only reason I am questioning this. Members here who are diagnosed with ALS said this was their experience.
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