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  1. 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.)...
  2. D

    ER for bowel movement?

    I can no longer stand and got a hospital bed a week ago. Don’t have the hoyer lift yet. It has been several days since I have had a bowel movement. Have asked for palliative care and should be approved. In power wheelchair 24/7. Suggestions please.
  3. Ande

    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. N

    Van Shopping Questions

    So I have been looking up and down the internet for Full Size Mobility Vans and while there are some available not many here in Calif. It seems that the mobility van market is largely made up on converted mini vans and that has been my dilemma in my search. After chasing down the Mercedes...
  5. D

    My symptoms

    Hello I am a 19 year old male and have had multiple symptoms and have some questions. Before I start I know twitching isn’t a “sign” of als but can go along with it. Started off about 3 weeks ago I just started to feel off as I am pretty well tuned with my body. I’ve had random twitching for...
  6. W

    Questions on testing

    Thank you for taking the time to read what I have going on. I am a 44 years old mom of two adult children and a 10 year old. Last month, my boss called an ambulance and had me taken to the hospital because I was having problems talking, couldn’t swallow and couldn’t lift my leg and I panicked...
  7. M

    I have real weakness - please help

    I haven’t been here in a while. Busy having kids and all that. I had a baby six months ago and have not really been paying attention to myself. I have noticed thought that I am unable to lift things with my right arm when it is extended I’m a certain way. I became curious so I tried lifting...
  8. J

    My right arm weakness just became right arm failure

    Please do not delete..my post from a week ago got closed (below) https://www.alsforums.com/forum/do-i-have-als-als/43811-nervous-i-have-als-just-saw-neurologist.html I previously posted about perceived left and right arm weekeness that my neuromuscular specialist ruled out 11 days ago as not...
  9. P

    Waiting and worrying

    I'll try to keep this as succinct as possible. I have been experiencing a variety of symptoms for several months. Symptoms have included; shortness of breath, fatigue, tripping/falling and most recently atrophy and weakness in my left leg. I have been evaluated by a pulmonologist...
  10. F

    Would really appreciate some advice

    Firstly, I'm keenly aware what some of you are going thorough, and I'm in awe that you all still give advice and aid to others. A truly good sign of humans overall. Thank you. And I wish nothing but goodness to you all. I'm terrified I have ALS. My main symptoms are arm/leg weakness, some...
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