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    Hopefully diagnostic journey over tomorrow

    I guess the journey has ended for a diagnosis. Unfortunately I will be sticking around this forum, as I was diagnosed with ALS this afternoon. I will offer more detail at a later date as we have a lot going on at the moment. I would like to thank all of you for your concern and support, I look...
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    Hopefully diagnostic journey over tomorrow

    Thank you all for your continued support, I will let you all know as soon as I get an answer. Jeff
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    Hopefully diagnostic journey over tomorrow

    Well tomorrow is the day I finally meet with the ALS clinic for I hope a final diagnosis. It. Has been 26 months since the onset of the first symptoms, and am ready for a final determination. I am so nervous for my wife as I don't no if she is ready for this, she has been kind of in denial about...
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    The best daddy in the world has ALS

    I understand your frustration, I am a veteran in the process of being diagnosed. I am dealing with the va in south Texas, where they do not have very good facilities, I currently have to drive 2 1/2 hours to see any real doctors. I do not know what the facilities are like in the Dallas area. As...
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    The best daddy in the world has ALS

    I am so sorry to here about your fathers situation. If your father is a veteran you need to contact a veterans group. Contact the als association, they will be able to help point you in the right direction. All veterans who served on active duty are automatically considered service connected...
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    If you could give me any input on this EMG/NCS

    I was not aware that they could determine als from an MRI, unless the MRI showed a problem that could explain the persons concerns. ( I could be wrong ). Did they find some problem with the MRI at all.:-?
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    Doctor thinks I have als?

    I have not got the results yet, unfortunately with the va you have to wait until the info marrys up with your records and then request a copy. ( usually the doctor performing the test will tell you, but this was a tech and they never tell you anything) but as soon as I get a copy I will post it...
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    Doctor thinks I have als?

    Hello, and thank you for your time and comments. I just heard from the als clinic in San Antonio. I got my appointment, on aug. 26. Hopefully I can put this all behind me after that. But after doing some research on the Internet, I am really starting to think that this may be ALS. I am now...
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    Quitting Work Without a Diagnosis

    Check with your state social service offices, each state has their own programs for people in need especially children in need of health benefits. That said, I don't believe working out will cause als, you know as we get older we can't do as much as we used to today as we did yesterday, I don't...
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    Doctor thinks I have als?

    Just had pulmonary function test so they have a base line. There sending me to the ALS center in San Antonio for final diagnosis and treatment, still waiting for appointment. Becoming very anxious and overwhelmed.
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