Before I get started, I want to thank all the PALS and the caretakers for answering these questions. I am a 25 year old male. I do not have a history of illness, and I also do not smoke/drink. I was in good shape 6’1 175lb, and exercised regularly before it all started.
It all began...
Should ALS patient do physical exercise for therapy? Some say no and save energy for things that lend to quality of life. Some say only range of motion. Some posts from PALS say It helps maintains muscle tone..
My wife still has the ability to lift herself into a standing position which...
Hello everyone , nice to meet you guys! Anyways my mom has als , as far a son we know it's not familial , however over the last two months I've had some really weird symptoms , it started with my bicep spasming out on my right arm for about a minute , ever since my bicep has felt sore and tired...
I’ll keep it brief and go by date. Currently afraid I may be dealing with early ALS. I have read the sticker and multiple other posts, I just wanted to address my specific case. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. You are wonderful people.
OCT 4-5 Had Nerve...
I'll just jump right in...
4 years ago my great aunt was diagnosed with ALS. She passed 2 years ago at the age of 76.
Last year my mom (50 years old now) had a TIA stroke which was followed by a lot of problems the doctors couldn't figure out, including she can't lift her arms up to her shoulder...
I'll get to the update. The VitalityALS phase three trial ended or all participants and trials in October. All reports and data were due for submission.
They now think it will be March before publication.
The goal of continued good breathing numbers is holding steady. My FVC and SVC numbers...
I'm currently driving myself crazy with worry, and hoping some on this forum will be able to help me see my confusing symptoms more clearly. I am obviously hoping I do not have a serious disease, and I have read the stickies (multiple times). I'll start with some background...
I will try to make my story as short as possible. I am 49 years old male, finance manager.
Two years ago I started to notice problems with walking and went to see my MD. He sent me to a neurologist who found that I have hyperreflexia, babinski on left leg, foot clonus, made brain...
I've seen some discussion about this in other threads and also read a lot on line, but I thought it would be good to have an updated discussion about the role of PT in ALS. I've read that some light aerobic and even light weight training is beneficial for stabilizing neuromuscular junctions...
I'm a 29 year old male whose been experiencing atrophy in his right calf for years. I've gotten an MRI a couple years ago (came back fine), and the doctor didn't want to pursue a painful EMG (regretting that atm). I recently dealth with another doctor who did not seem concerned and scared me off...