falling

  1. P

    Could it be ALS?

    From some weeks now I experience muscle weakness. My kness are just bending over while I am walking and I must make extreme efforts sometimes to keep myself not falling when I run. My hands also seem weaker and shake alot. I couldnt hold lighter objects in my hands because the heavier the object...
  2. S

    32 and Scared

    Hi everyone, Ive been getting alot of symptoms for the past 4 months, started with a feeling of weakness and heaviness in my arms, then the twitching started, i went to see a doctor and he checked me for various things like Blood test to check for some auto immune disease and also Brain MRI...
  3. U

    Getting worse everyday

    First of all I have read the sticky but I still have the need to get some thoughts on this. It all started with my balance being off. I felt like falling a lot of times. I didn't really pay attention to any of this (I have my thumb being spastic all the time). However, something changed. I was...
  4. Mike in Maine

    What is your opinion PLS or ALS?

    Let’s begin by saying I could have easily put this under the “PLS/ALS Association” thread but after much thought decided to start a new thread. As a matter of fact looking back in the pages of the PLS forum there are many threads that debate the PLS/ALS relationship question. So this is just...
  5. J

    Trying to rule it out

    Hello all, I am a 25 year old male. I have read the sticky and browsed through a decent number of other threads here. I try very hard not to consult Dr. Google as it causes unnecessary worry and won't make my symptoms better. However, I have to wait over a month for a neurology appointment, and...
  6. O

    Power Chair Frustration

    At my most recent ALS Clinic appointment, my neuro and PT recommended a power chair. I explained that I would prefer a scooter that would break down to be transported in the trunk of a small car and learned that scooters are not covered by insurance--a convenience rather than medically...
  7. R

    Question: Foot Drop

    Foot Atrophy Questions Hi all I do not want to take too much of your time as I know it is valuable. Like everyone else on here, I have some muscle twitching, and Dr. Google brought me to ALS and with the ALS Ice Bucket challenge it has brought my already high health anxiety, to brand new...
  8. B

    Advice Appreciated - My Story

    Last January I tripped and fell while doing a conditioning session on a wrestling mat. I caught my tennis shoe and went down. This was followed by sporadic twitches, buzzing feelings in my feet and a trip to my doctor. In February my doctor gave me a quick look. He had me walk, jump and felt...
  9. U

    A story about falling ill in ALS, the devil´s disease, with reflections and criticism

    A story about falling ill in ALS, the devil´s disease, with reflections and criticism you can have as a physician after onset of ALS. Author Ulf Ljungblad MD, PhD - August 2014 ALS is sometimes called the devil´s disease. It usually affects fully healthy often physically very active persons...
  10. D

    Question about falls

    I am neither a PALS or a CALS; the husband of a long-time friend has ALS and I've tried to be supportive, though I live 1500 miles from them. Anyway, I see posts on the forums warning people about avoiding falls, and I'm curious about that. My friend's husband has fallen a few times. but not...
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