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  1. L

    Symptoms, awaiting neuro appointment

    Hello all! I have been having some strange symptoms for the last month. It all came about suddenly and I’m concerned. All started May 29th, ceased for 10 days then symptoms arose again. Symptoms: - involuntary thumb and middle finger twitch/movement (this lasted for a week and hasn’t...
  2. A

    choking spells and bipap

    this is happening more frequently. Our strategy is to remove bipap, it makes it impossible for me to clear anything from throat, and tip my chair forward until we can spit out or suction the saliva and gunk. Laurie wrote this on another thread. ote: If someone is gasping for air on an ongoing...
  3. E

    Alright I gave in

    This is long, please bare with me So i have been searching these forums for around 3 months now. I was reluctant to do so because of all the responses people usually get on here like " you dont have ALS" " stop asking Dr Google." And honestly even while reading some of those posts i thought to...
  4. B

    Transitioning

    For 3 years my wife has fought with everything she has to make ALS take things from her. Anything that could help make life easier was pushed to the side until it was the only option left. Her PWC sat as a dust collector for seven months, although for the last month, she was being pushed around...
  5. pdcraig

    What now?

    Just rambling. Today was 3 weeks since Ferd died. I've been trying to get the thank you cards done and have been in tears all weekend. I got the online stuff finished but the cards are still waiting, Not sure what it is about them that is so hard but... Getting his things together and doing the...
  6. O

    Swallowing issues again

    Dear All, It’s been a while and all of you have been in my prayers everyday. Sorry that I have landed back here but really need your guidance regarding my recurring issues, as mentioned in my old post I have a list of various issues for past 3-4 years including twitching, weakness, numbness...
  7. S

    Concerned about Bulbar symptoms and respiratory issues

    Hello Everyone, I have been on here before but tried to stay off, last time i logged on was in 2016. I will keep this short as i have been getting some new symptoms and need some advice. I have voice hoarseness issues which come and go but my voice been bad for almost 4 months especially my...
  8. mpnatx

    Swallowing

    Lately, I've noticed a difference when I swallow. I'm limb onset and have not had any problems with swallowing or eating. Now, at times, it kind of feels mushy when I swallow. Especially in the morning. And, I've had several occasions where saliva will just slide down the wrong pipe if I'm...
  9. R

    Back on here after a long time

    Hi All, My last post on here was almost 2 years ago, about the time i was having my 4th EMG, which came out clear of any serious issues, i wont lie and say everything went back to normal after that, i did have my bouts of weakness, twitching, new symptoms etc etc but since September 2017 ive...
  10. P

    Need advice

    My husband was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with ALS. He is declining very rapidly. Hospice is helping us. He is bedbound, unable to move any part of his body except his head. Urine is dark. They said his kidneys are the reason. Appetite is minimal. Speech is almost imperceptible. Coughing and...
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