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    MaggyQ, first - sorry, I've spelled your name twice wrong...-:) I am surprised to hear that your fasciculations came AFTER the muscle waste? I thought they preceeded that. My father had fasciculations 2 yrs before any hand weakness finally was noticed. Anyone else's comments on that?
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    Again, thanks for your responses. MaggieQ, there is some similarity in what you describe, although seems my father's muscles to begin with must have been much stronger, hence stilll holding him pretty well, especially the thigh ones, have some "dents," but still pretty much in tact. With him...
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    Thanks! MaggyO, what is the current state of your leg(s)? Do you have any muscle athrophy on the affected leg? Has your walk been further affected? I guess, what I am trying to get some feeling for is the time-table from foot drop, to severe muscle athrophy in calfs, to inability to...
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    -:) If anything can put up a real fight with als - it's the remote! No matter how worn and slippery it may be from use... He is fine with breathing and upper body in general. Hands are weak but have leveled off and both are now the same. He has strength in biceps, it's the hands & wrist to...
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    Thanks Terri, It seems this has taken time to develop. My father did not have any problems with his legs, such as stumbling, falling, etc. - rather it was fumbling fingers which brought on the attention. Actual first symptoms noted start of 2003, mainly fascic. and cramps, but diagn was not...
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    Hello everyone, Sorry I have not participated in a long time - life has just been difficult..., and I will leave it at that. Please, can you give me some input as to the followng: From the moment one develops a "foot drop," what is to be expected later on, is the progression at all...
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    Waiting for ALS diagnosis and frightened

    Hey Richard, I am with you on the Michael "thing" - it can make you mix up the dates for sure...-:) Wondering about Wendy also.
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    Eric Edney and Even Better Now - Don't Be Fooled By This Scam

    Just to mention my own experience with Eric's book/etc: When my father was diagn with als, of course, I went on the internet to search for information. Of course, Eric's site was one of the first ones to come up. I called "his doctor's" office so that I may hear in person from the doctor who...
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    R+Pramipexole Drug Study Hello, The link above should cover that issue.
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    Dad came home!

    Dear Dana, You, your family and most of all - your dad - will be hearing a lot of hearthy welcomes and good wishes from everyone here! Best to you all,