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  1. trfogey

    Medical Marijuana for ALS

    I believe that the prescription name is Marinol. Marinol isn't smokable, I don't think. I think that it is the active ingredient in marijuana in pill form. Your problem is likely to be finding a physician willing to prescribe it. Tends to draw attention from law enforcement.
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    does muscle biopsy reveal ALS?

    Reducing the amount of exercise or work using the muscle. An example of this would be immobilization of a joint (i.e., putting a cast on a limb that immobilizes the wrist, elbow, knee, or ankle). There can be considerable atrophy of the muscles that move a joint within a short period of time...
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    ALS concerns, Flu Shot, my story. Help

    It is 40 days from December 22 to February 1 -- two days short of six weeks. Did you go to a doctor with your complaints of pressure, loss of dexterity, difficulty typing, difficulty taking money out of your wallet, and difficulty operating a computer mouse in those 40 days? If you did go to...
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    Scared i have ALS

    The DIHALS forum was opened a smidge over five years ago. It has more than 3200 threads in those five years, for annual average of 640 new threads a year or close to 13 new threads per week. In those 3200 threads, there are more than 38,000 individual posts, which is an average of just under...
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    Come for tea

    Aly, please tell me that poor Sam doesn't wear the Spock haircut. That haircut was dorky when Star Trek (the original) was airing on TV in its original run. I definitely know because I was a little bit younger than Sam is now when the original Star Trek went off the air I definitely know...
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    Scared i have ALS

    Nope. Just a busier than normal week or two in DIHALS. Probably not a coincidence that a lot of college students are on summer break right now and the high schoolers are busy with end of grade tests, SATs, AP tests, etc. Traffic in this forum runs in cycles, with big peaks near holiday...
  7. trfogey

    ALS concerns, Flu Shot, my story. Help

    What did your doctors say was wrong with you during those first 5-9 weeks? And did the twitching start before or after Valentine's Day?
  8. trfogey

    does muscle biopsy reveal ALS?

    There are patterns of muscle atrophy that go along with various diseases that cause muscle atrophy. And here are some pictures of what kinds of patterns can be seen: http://www.pathology.vcu.edu/WirSelfInst/neuro_medStudents/muscle.html Here are pictures specific to MNDs...
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    Scared i have ALS

    If you're already worried about having ALS after twitching for three weeks, you don't need a neurologist -- you need a psychiatrist. Get your primary care physician to refer you to a good one. Next, put this message board on your "no posting" list. Then put a b o u t B F S dot c o m on your...
  10. trfogey

    stiffness?

    I just wish I were able to come to Liverpool and hoist a pint or six of bitter with you, Johnny. When you are talking, you're unable to hear as clearly as you can when you are being quiet. It's a physiological response that your Creator put in you to prevent you from deafening yourself when...
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