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  1. allie/chase dad

    introduction

    Hello everyone. First off I want to thank all the kind and knowledgable folks on here for their time and compassion. Reading this forum has been both informative and inspirational. In no way do I want to disrespect or waste the time of the many people battling (PALS and CALS) this difficult...
  2. W

    Very Nervous

    I am very nervous about the symptoms I have been having over the past 6 weeks. I want to preface this that my grandfather died of ALS (diagnoesed age 85) and this is the only known case of ALS in my family. I have been to 2 doctors: 1 a general neurologist and 1 a very well known specialist in...
  3. CGAR

    Canadians - Compassionate Benefits

    My family and I were just interviewed by Global National News to try to increase the benefits provided by the Canadian government. Currently if qualified, a caregiver is only eligible for 6 weeks of compassionate benefits. My concern is 6 weeks for compassionate leave. Maternity leave is 52...
  4. F

    Sorry to be back

    Hi All, Very sorry to come back here again. I've tried my best not to. I realise much of this may seem petty to what many here are going through. I posted here some weeks ago about progressive dysphagia which started in May 2011. It started with solids and now I'm on with thin liquids only...
  5. B

    This is important-Survivor's Benefits US SS

    I have always been meticulous and thought I had every angle covered with this disease. But, it turns out, in the barrage of information about every little thing regarding ALS, I missed this about Survivor's Benefits from Social Security. I would like for all (spouses) cALS who have these...
  6. D

    To worry, or not to worry,that is the question!

    Ok, so long story short, I have been visiting the site for the past two years, or more accurately since I began to experience symptoms that I feel are indicative of some serious neurological disorder. That being said, I will go ahead and introduce myself and in the process describe the plethora...
  7. K

    NERVE FUNCTION- For those who don't understand how a nerve conducts

    Hi Everyone- saw my neurologist today. He says that my nerves inside themselves are working. That yes my muscles are weakening and my nerve receptors are not always firing doesn't make it a neurological problem. That neuro means nerve function. And muscle weakness isn't always caused by a...
  8. T

    Looking for Advice...

    I am concerned about some of my ongoing health issues, greatly appreciate any and all advice. I am a 36 year old male in general good health, average weight, and into sports, but with some concerning symptoms: About 7 months ago I threw out my back, and it was the worse back pain I have ever...
  9. H

    Confused and Frustrated

    I am new to this forum- I am in the process of a 9 month rule out other diseases. Symptoms initially started out as balance issues and weakness on the left side-leg and arm/hand- had 2 falls. I have torn both knees that have required surgery to repair over this past year. What's been ruled out-...
  10. A

    Phase 2 trial yeilds encouraging results

    This just came in from the MDA - ALS Division: As it is encouraging for those diagnosed in the future - I am praying that the success of these trials speeds up. Trial participants receiving the highest dose of CK-2017357 showed symptom improvement in the first stage of an ongoing phase 2 trial...
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