1. Al

    Lithium Trial a Flop

    A Randomized Clinical Trial of Lithium Carbonate with Riluzole Versus Placebo with Riluzole in ALS Shows No Benefit In February 2008, Dr. Francesco Fornai and colleagues at the University of Pisa, Italy, reported in a pilot study that lithium carbonate at dosages of 300-450 mg daily (titrated...
  2. J

    lithium ?

    Hi every one her, did any one her has tried lithium drug to cure als or did any one got into a trail to treat that, because I have red Daily doses of lithium, a drug used to treat bipolar disorder, have been found to delay progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in an Italian study of...
  3. S

    new to posting but not to ALS...questions for those who have BTDT

    Hello all, I don't know if this is my first post or not.... I've been reading here off and on since my dad was diagnosed 10/07. Thank God for a community like this and for this technology. This disease is SO lonely for those dealing with it...people just can't understand (thankfully for...
  4. David

    A Blockbuster Approach to Funding ALS Research

    Source: ALS Society of Canada Date: April 1st, 2009 Title: A Blockbuster Approach to Funding ALS Research Two seemingly disparate strands – a runaway blockbuster and a clinical trial of a promising new therapeutic approach to a fatal neuromuscular disease – are being woven together...
  5. B


    Anybody had any experience with lithium? Does it work? Side effects?
  6. David

    Lithium Trial - ALS Society of Canada

    ALS Canada is supporting a national clinical trial, which is aimed to confirm the effectiveness of lithium in slowing the progression of ALS in patients in the early stages of the disease. Patients may be included if they are within three years of their diagnosis and not already taking lithium...
  7. Al

    IPLEX and the Telephone Game: The difficulty in separating myth from reality on the i

    IPLEX and the Telephone Game: The difficulty in separating myth from reality on the internet First Published on: 08 January 2009 Many of us remember 'the telephone game'. In this, a short story is started and then whispered to a second person, who then whispers it to a third and so on down the...
  8. B

    advice on meds

    My husband was diagnosed with ALS in October from Stanford. The neuro thinks he might be slow progressing and did not recommend ritulek at this time. We got a second opinion from UCSF and the neuro recommended the combination of ritulek and lithium. Would like to here from anyone taking this...
  9. M


    Are there any people out there who have tried this drug for their MND and does it do any good. We in the UK are not allowed to take it for MND.
  10. S

    Diagnosed December 30 2008

    Well the day I thought would never come did...out of the blue. I was diagnosed on Dec. 30 at Emory in GA. It all started about a year ago with some fasiculations in my arms, pcp thought it was a pinched nerve, had some mri's done, resulted in arthritis in my neck. Got a job transfer to Atlanta...