A year ago I started feeling numbness and tingling in my leg and burning sensation in my head
I did a brain MRI which showed corticospinal tract hyperintensities which are biomarkers of Als. Neurologists said no Als and related my symptoms to anxiety but symptoms exacerbated a lot.later I began...
My wife sometimes at night or day depends on the position of complaining about breathing problems, always helps open the window, today I arranged for a oxygen concentrator. We don't know anout any result becouse she has stared use from 30min. Are there any other methods to improve breathing? I...
i'm still fighting. started with a limb onset, spread all over my body, but took only my right foot. by now.
maybe my lungs are weaker.
it started in oct. 2018. with bulbar - i lost taste completely, continued to cough. it was not having any problems with breath by then, and my cough progressed...
Hello everyone, my name is Greg. My heart goes out to everyone who has been afflicted with this disease and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Also, I want to thank everyone for giving g your time and efforts on posts such as ‘Do I Have Als’ your time and effort is greatly...
shortness of breath
Hi everyone. My dad was diagnosed March 2018 with ALS. He has limb onset. His breathing, swallowing and talking have not been affected as of yet. ... so we thought. Today he had a breathing test. His score is December 2018 was 92 and today it was in the low 60s. That seems like a drastic change...
Hello everyone, just want to say I am a firm believer of Jesus. So my symptoms started as having a hard time taking a deep breath and gasping for air. I went to the ER they took a chest xray and said it was asthma, they prescribed me a 6 day supply of steroids and sent me on my way. I took the...
Yesterday we had our first ALS Clinic visit. I think my PALS was overwhelmed by all of the people. He says he is very tired.
He was diagnosed 3 1/2 years ago but was pretty much on a plateau until about 2 months ago when he seems to have fallen off a cliff. For the first 3 years his left...
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...
Today my father had a breathing exam and, as it has been the case since he is testes, the results were perfect. In the past two years and a half since first measured, there has been no observable decline as measured by any indication of respiratory function.
Given these results...
My PALS has been using a Trilogy for the past year. His latest FVC was 26%, with MIP at 20 and MEP at 32. We can tell his weakening muscles continue to affect his breathing, just since Clinic in February. He had some issues with air hunger at night and increasing EPAP from 6 to 8 took care of...