mental health

  1. V

    Father passed away from als

    Well good morning everyone , my name is Victoria I'm 24 and a United States Marine. I have avoided this forum for a long time actually I used to have an account when my father first started experiencing symptoms I would write but as his symptoms increased and he started to lose more ability in...
  2. H

    Mother and children

    Hi I hope you can help me in some way, one of my longest and closest friends has just been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (June 5th), she has only just turned 40. So as you can imagine this is a very stressful time for everyone. She lives with her fiancee and have two children, a boy who...
  3. H

    Still very concerned - does atrophy work like this?

    Hello to all, Thank you for allowing me back into your world. Your support means more than you know. A special thanks to Wright for his patience and his detailed and thorough responses and to notme for understanding my position with anxiety and all of the support. Your really made me feel that I...
  4. L

    Feel like I'm getting closer to an answer...

    After all my worry of ALS, I've decided to put it on the back-burner and look at things like EBV/Lyme/CMV. I've been feeling a bit better over these past weeks (dry gross taste gone, smelling is back), still have some joint pain, burning, and twitching. Still do get very hot sometimes but my...
  5. F

    Limbo

    My fiancee was diagnosed on April 30 2012 with ALS. It was a torture during the tests and a torture after the diagnosis. I live a constant uncertanty. His behavior has changed, and changes constantely. I want to be understanding, but everywhere I move there is pain. His family wants to have the...
  6. K

    MS Diagnosis in question due to rapid progression

    I am writing just the facts. Not my opinion or feeling. Just the facts. March 2011 Charlie horse in left leg waking me at night April 2011 strange gait and muscle twitching, fatigue, Brain MRI shows lesions atypical for MS, start using cane for assistance. June 2011 MS neuro orders more...
  7. J

    Are Toxins in Seafood Causing ALS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's?

    Are Toxins in Seafood Causing ALS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's? | Mental Health | DISCOVER Magazine This is just a magazine article but it has a lot of research potential for those who care to follow up on the studies.
  8. ZenArcher

    Support for Caregivers of Veterans

    I know this was posted before but the VA changed the page. I think it is more informative. I will post the link in a follow up. You may know that VA provides benefits and services for Veterans, but did you know that VA also has a number of services designed specifically to support you in your...
  9. L

    Nervous for the Last Days

    I am so nervous for the last days. I believe we still have at least a year, barring some unforseen circumstance. But am nervous still. We are definately of the living with the disease mentality and not dying of it. We still do as much as the both of us have the energy for. But breathing...
  10. arkallen

    D-Day

    5.50am “Sorry to wake you…” a doctor’s voice abruptly cuts through what had finally become a reasonable sleep on one of those operating tables that pass for beds in hospital. The doctor had arrived well before dawn in search of blood from an artery (ouch); blood that evidently had to be...
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