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  1. S

    Proof that widespread twitching is related to ALS

    I recently came across this article and I'm freaking out now: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11464925 Everything I've read on here says that widespread twitching is not indicative of ALS, but this article states otherwise. The worst part is that I had an emg last year that the neuro...
  2. J

    Depressed and Terrified I have ALS

    Hi All, I first want to thank you for the opportunity to voice my concerns as well as my apologies for any inconveniences. To start, my symptoms began a year a ago with some twitching on my stomach. I did a quick google search and Lou Gehrig's Disease came up. At first, I quickly brushed it...
  3. Ande

    Frightened that I have ALS

    I know I'm 17 years old and it's very rare for me to have ALS on this age, but I still hope you hear me out on this. This all started with muscle twitching about 4 weeks ago. I felt it in my legs and in my back which was really weird feeling. I also noticed that when I was standing still my...
  4. A

    Age 20, EMG probable ALS ?

    Hey everyone, I am 20 years old, I have alwaya been twtiching mildly across my calves and maybe other parts too, did not pay attention to it. However 8 months ago I started twitching in my tricep, localy, it was a hotspot which lasted on and off 2 months. It vanished after and now I mainly get...
  5. A

    25 year old with odd symptoms

    Hi, So about a week ago I suddenly had right arm and leg weakness. That went away and then it became left arm and leg weakness. Then it moved down to my calf and piriformis muscle. There are also sometimes tightness and twitching involved. I know these symptoms came on suddenly but of course I...
  6. S

    Feeling defeated

    Last thread Finally got into the neuro yesterday. After some tests he came back in and asked me and my gf to sit down. He explained to me that from the Emg he couldn’t deny the possibility of als. I almost lost it right there. I ha e only been ha i g symptoms for six months and he said given...
  7. affected

    Fly free Tripete

    I spoke briefly with Pete earlier this month and he said it was too hard to type. I asked if I could let you all know this, but he did not manage to reply. This morning I received an email from Carey to let me know that Pete has passed away. We all knew Pete deeply through the sharing here...
  8. K

    Thoughts on When to Get Hospice

    My PALS and I have decided to use hospice when the time is right. He uses a Trilogy about 17 hours a day, does not want to be trached or have a PEG. He is able to eat whatever he wants (with the help of water to wash it down), he transfers from scooter to chair/commode but anything he does is...
  9. F

    drinking age

    do you know why Georgia raised the legal drinking age to 28? we wanted to keep liquor out of our high schools.
  10. K

    Waiting on Neuro, scared.

    Hi, Thank you in advance for your time. I've read many of the posts here and I am in a similar situation. My grandmother died at age 76 from ALS, and it has given me a lot of anxiety over the past 10 years related to it. I also had a more distant relative (a cousin of my father) who I believe...
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