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  1. V

    Possible ALS

    Hi all, Forgive the long post. Strange symptoms started in early June 2006. Let me first give some background. I have an anxiety disorder, with occasional panic attacks, and sleep problems. I also have a herniated disc at C-5/C-6. I take medications for the above problems. Xanax for the...
  2. N

    what meds are they using for ALS?

    I was hoping to find out what meds they were using to help (if any) on ALS patients.. a family member was asking about this yesterday... hugs Nala
  3. C

    BULBAR ALS Questions

    Hi there: A very close family member has recently been diagnosed with Bulbar ALS. Very classic symptoms (swallowing issues, inability to understand her talk, coughing - minor; but thru meals, and incontrollable emotions ...laughing and crying, twitching of nerves in arms). Only 1 diagnosis has...
  4. B

    PLS Diagnosis

    My mom has PLS and I am looking for someone to talk to about it. If anyone has it or has a family member with it I would really like to hear from you. Thanks Brandy
  5. L

    Renovating home

    Hi everyone. Family member coming to stay with us and we must renovate (soon). Is there any funding or sponsorship to help with the cost of bathroom renovations and a wheelchair ramp? Does anyone have suggestions for we install 'walk in' shower stall, or keep the tub and use a...
  6. A

    Ltc is the last thing to consider please help

    Hello there, this is my first visit to this site. My father was diagnosed in early May 2005. he is 75 but full of life. i'm the only doughter and his only family member here in canada. i'm married, with two girls age 18 and 10. Also i'm running my small business. I have adobted to the new...
  7. Snowbird

    Lifts, aids, and renovations

    I have also read the posts from people wondering how to make their homes more accessible to their family member with ALS. I have enough brochures to paper one of our walls. This is what we finally ended up doing that was the most practical and affordable for us. Jack's arms went first, and...
  8. C

    Need time off to visit an ALS family member?

    Know your rights! It's good for 10 days off. This is for everyone out there. One less thing for you to research. Are you or a family member having a difficult time with an employer getting work leave to visit an ill family member? Goto...
  9. S

    Hello All

    Hello all My Name is Drew and my dad is 59 years old and I was diagnosed with ALS in November of 1999, he is still alive and kicking. I look after him during the day. I'm only 28 years old and I love looking after my dad. If anyone is looking to talk to someone that has lived with someone they...
  10. SoniaT

    Hi, I'm new.

    Hello, My name is Sonia and my mom Shirley died November 8, 2003 of ALS. I joined this group to see if I could be of help to anyone who is a caregiver or a concerned friend or family member. I with the help of my husband Keith looked after Mom for 18 months, the last 6 months were the worst...
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