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  1. M

    Rushed ALS Diagnosis ??

    First off, my heart goes out to all of you. You are so incredibly brave and generous with sharing your time, experience and support. My husband walked into a neurologist's office with symmetrical muscle weakness and walked out with a diagnosis of ALS. Some background - My husband is 51 and...
  2. J

    Lift Chair Question

    For those of you with Golden lift recliners, can I get my PALS into it with a hoyer? I have been exclusively using a hoyer to transfer him for a while now. I'm pretty sure he could not stand on his own even with support, even just for a pivot transfer. (I'd be scared to death to even try.)...
  3. A

    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. Lkaibel

    The Next Part of the Journey

    So, here I am exactly one week out from my husband's death. It was really only after he actually passed that I have started to realize the absolute hellfire we went through together. There was beauty, love, and moments of joy for sure. I am very sure I never felt closer to or loved another...
  5. T

    tricks against fears and anxiety

    Dear all. I've been caught into a depression spiral lately. I'm quite stable symptomwise as for now but I'm taking a heavy beating mentally. The most challenging moments are dusk and mornings just after waking up. There creep the worst thoughts of any day: anger, 'why me', mediations about my...
  6. A

    Need Advice

    Thank you the helpful saints of here who tried to help people from all over the world. I have read not only stickies but may be all the threads of this section. Yes I have full of anxiety and try to struggle against it but I am not able not manage it yet. September of last year I had headache...
  7. S

    Scared to death, again

    I posted on this forum twice already about my symptoms. Long story short, for about one year I feel mild weakness on my dominant side (right leg and arm). I feel my right leg heavier when I step and feel objects heavier with my right arm (the dominant one). Also, my right calf and arm seem a...
  8. Buckhorn

    Nearly 6 months S/P Dave's death

    Just checking in to say hello to all the brave warriors out there, both PALS & CALS. Jan. 4th will mark 6 months since Dave's passing. I've been doing remarkably o.k. I've been pretty successful on maintaining my focus on the positive and that The Beast took over our lives later in ife and that...
  9. C

    Concerning symptoms, really worried

    I know tons of people post on here scared to death, and the people who read this are probably thinking "Ugh, here's another one" but I'm truly very scared and don't know what to do. Here's my situation: 30 year old female About 5 months ago I noticed a slight indentation on my right forarm, I...
  10. S

    Scared to death

    Hey everyone, I am a 23 year old female with a 3 year old and a 2 month old. During my last pregnancy I noticed my arms were fatiguing more easily but chalked it up to the pregnancy. Fast forward to the last couple of weeks and my left arm has been feeling so weak, getting fatigued after...

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