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  1. K

    Air Hunger When Laying on Left Side

    My PALS is on Trilogy for about 12 hours at night and another 4 during the day. On two occasions, he has had difficulty breathing on his left side at night while on the machine. The first time it took about 30 minutes of sitting up to recover but last night it was longer. Our RT recommended...
  2. K

    Also...Slow or Fast Progression?

    Karen, I must admit I am wondering the same thing...slow, fast, average? I know today is a gift, we should live each day and day by day, but my wondering has to do with decisions that need to be made. My PALS was diagnosed in January 2018 with symptoms becoming very noticeable in August 2017...
  3. K

    Slow or fast progression?

    Hi All, My dad was officially diagnosed with als in March 2018 although he was exhibiting signs as early as May 2017. I remember going to the neurologist for the diagnosis and my dad walked there. Slowly but he walked. Now he can barely walk in a walker. His left side is much stronger than his...
  4. M

    First EMG Tomorrow

    Good evening from South Africa Firstly, tremendous sympathies and all the strength in the world to all of those suffering from ALS. I guess I may be one of those hypochondriacs that I'm sure you guys all roll your eyes at! :lol: I am going for my first ever EMG tomorrow morning and can't...
  5. K

    Nasal Congestion

    My PALS experiences random bouts of severe nasal congestion. He takes an antihistamine but no decongestant. When this occurs, it is difficult for him to use the Trilogy because it is easier to use when breathing through his nose than his mouth. It is also difficult to blow his nose due to the...
  6. M

    25 years old - BFS has become something more - please help

    Hello all and thank you in advance. My name is Mike. I'm 25 years old, turning 26 next month. Surprisingly, in the face of what I wholeheartedly believe is an onset of ALS, I'm doing an okay job of trying to stay calm, but still very worried. I've always had an odd anatomy. God gave me a bit...
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    Concerned about ALS

    (Sorry i first posted it by error in the general feed) Hello everyone, first of all thank you for everyone contributing to this forum because I find it quite helpful to read about individual experiences. I am writing here as I have been experiencing different health problems for a while...
  8. K

    BiPap: Possible to Have Too Much Air?

    My 87 year old mother just got her BiPap machine four days ago. Therapist set it up for her, and the rental unit relays info by wifi to the therapist's office, and he can control it remotely. She felt like it was blowing air too harshly into her lungs over the weekend, and I asked him to dial...
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    Drugs and PT for PBP?

    I was diagnosed with PBP a year ago this week. I frequently check in and read most of the posts for the day. It just dawned on my husband and I that none of the four neurologists I have seen have mentioned physical therapy or drugs that might delay the progression of this beast. Until about...
  10. M

    A delayed introduction

    Hello All, I want to first say thank you for taking the time to read this post. I have avoided posting here for about 1 year but due to changes recently I have decided, still with some hesitation, to post. I was going to write more of my history but I do not want to take up your time any more...
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