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  1. H

    Symptoms, Early ALS?

    Hello, I have read a number of posts here and have a few questions I am hoping to get some help with. My situation is this: About a week ago I started getting twitches in my left leg (thigh, quad, calf, foot). They come and go and are usually worse (more noticeable?) when I am not doing...
  2. David

    Lithium Trial - ALS Society of Canada

    ALS Canada is supporting a national clinical trial, which is aimed to confirm the effectiveness of lithium in slowing the progression of ALS in patients in the early stages of the disease. Patients may be included if they are within three years of their diagnosis and not already taking lithium...
  3. trying to stay positive

    Dealing with anger issues with extended family

    I am having a difficult time dealing with my anger. My DH was DX 8/07. With the exception of his sister who lives in another state, we have had absolutely no family support whatsoever. Both his adult son and his brother live an hour away. I have asked for their help in a very clear manner. The...
  4. sironside

    Scared of my symptoms

    Hi guys, I'm only 22 and have very bothersome symptoms. I've had breathing problems that come and go since January of 08. it seems to get worse some weeks and a lot better others. I had the flu really bad, the worst I can remember (very high fever for 5 days) the end of february. My musle...
  5. rcharlton

    Have any Canadian PALS been prescribed Lithium?

    Hi, Just wondering if any Canadian PALS have been prescribed lithium carbonate. My ALS specialist is not prescribing lithium to his patients. Although the results of a larger study are needed to determine if lithium is an effective treatment for ALS, it seems like the risks are low for taking...
  6. N

    Vancouver , BC the use of Lithiun

    The ALS clinic forward this letter to me for mom today. apparently they had a Canada ALS center confrence call Monday on how to deal with it and start studys. She see's her GP tomorrow, Wish us luck! Feb 7, 2008 As you may be aware, a study has just been published demonstrating a positive...
  7. myooshka

    odd things I've noticed and other rantings

    Just wondering if these are things people with als have and I've noticed since I got sick one year ago. Besides the atrophy everything pops and snaps when I move, my nails are ridged and have a purpleish tinge in the moons. In my feet and hands where I have the most atrophy the skin on my palms...
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