medicine

  1. KarenNWendyn

    Why do so many doctors seem unaware of connection between foot drop. and ALS?

    This is a question recently posed by another member in another thread. I thought it would be an excellent question for discussion, so I decided to open a new thread so we could get different perspectives. I am coming at this both as a PALS who presented with foot drop and also as a physician...
  2. F

    Geezer Doctor

    The Retired Doctor An old physician, Doctor Gordon Geezer, became very bored in retirement and decided to re-open a medical clinic. He put a sign up outside that said: "Dr. Geezer's clinic. Get your treatment for $500 - if not cured, get back $1,000." Doctor Digger Young, who was...
  3. E

    Panic Attacks - Medicine

    Everyone, thanks for the continued sage advice on all topics. Hubby dx in 2013; now wheelchair/recliner bound, trilogy non-stop. Having some what I have deemed to be panic attacks. Comes on if he thinks he's not getting enough air or he gets upset about something. Neuro has prescribed Xanax...
  4. C

    Dysphagia/Respitory onset

    Hey guys, first of all, I'm very sorry for all your struggles with ALS and I do not wish anyone to have this terrible disease. About me, I am very scared of ALS for like 3 weeks now. It all started about 9 months ago. I've started having very strong coughing issues while eating/ even drinking...
  5. M

    21 year old, jerking moves and unusual fasciculations

    Hello everyone, I would like to thank you all for taking the time of reading and replying this. I am a med student from Colombia and my English is a little rusty, but I will do my best to communicate my messy thoughs. Last November I was on my campus when I started having little jerk moves...
  6. N

    Allergic to morphine

    My honey decided it was time to go on hospice care last week, All was going well, a few new meds to help with the respiratory distress and a nurse a phone call away! Very nice until Sunday morning, I realized his lips had swollen over night till they looked like Mik Jaggars' lips, One of his...
  7. Cicipry

    In your opinion......?

    Age:27 Race: black or African American decent Current conditions: Gastritis Location : GA First, and foremost, I'd like to offer my prayers, and positive energy to those knowingly, and serious affected. I also realize you all answer so many questions, of the same nature, it can get old, and...
  8. L

    I was misdiagnosed - I don't have ALS

    Neurology is a very fine field of diagnosis. My respects to the those in the field. My actual diagnosis is HIV Associated Vacuolar Myelopathy. It runs nearly the same course of ALS, but is a bit faster. It's been over three decades of being HIV positive. I held fast and hard in keeping my...
  9. Tedstehr

    FTD and ALS

    My father-in-law died of FTD/ALS shortly after my diagnosis of ALS. We knew he had FTD, but had no idea about the ALS until I started researching the disease. When I found this sub forum, I strongly suspected what had happened. My father-in-law, Yan, was an incredible man. He was a GP and...
  10. L

    Bulbar ALS?

    Hi I am a 28 year old RN in Las Vegas. Unfortunately medicine here is not very advanced and we do not have very many specialist. I have been seeing a neurologist for over a month for only 3 blood test for myasthenia gravis and an RNS to be done. My symptoms are seeming to worsen. I’m guessing...
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