1. tamilard

    Toothpaste that won't make me start over-producing slimy saliva?

    Between my severe sensory issues, hypersalivation, and horribly overactive gag reflex, getting my teeth brushed is an abysmal ordeal for both me and my caregiver, and as a result does not get done nearly often enough and will usually result in one of us crying. Even after brushing, my breath...
  2. C

    Saliva & phlegm

    Bulbar onset. Having a huge issue with this at night. I do have a suction machine. Does anyone keep it near their bed and use it every time they wake up? During the day I have it under control, sipping water. I do avoid dairy & acid. Thank you.
  3. Tomswife


    Functions of Saliva Saliva is necessary for a healthy and normal mouth. Saliva serves multiple functions in addition to those mentioned above: Saliva helps maintain a neutral oral pH, thereby neutralizing potentially damaging acidic foods and liquids. Salivary lubrication of our oral tissues...
  4. D

    Wholeheartedly Believe It's Bulbar Onset

    Hi All, I sincerely apologise for coming on here again. (Last here in 2012). I just wanted to put my thoughts down into words due to the worry it is causing. Firstly I’m a 34 year old male who is very overweight and leads a very sedentary lifestyle I have had a large variety of symptoms which...
  5. B

    over 6 months of symptoms no answer

    First i would like to thank everyone in this forum for providing there experiance and knowledge, and i hope for a cure soon. would also like to state that i have never had HA and my symptoms did not start with twitching. I won't make this a novel so here goes. Sept. Mild fatigue and felt i...
  6. A

    I have to rule out ALS

    My story starts in Feb 2018. During an xray for shoulder pain they discovered my left diaphragm was elevated, but they didn't bother to tell me. They gave me painkillers for shoulder bursitis. I complained to my PCP in Sep 20108 of constipation. She ordered an abdominal CT scan that showed...
  7. I

    Drugs and PT for PBP?

    I was diagnosed with PBP a year ago this week. I frequently check in and read most of the posts for the day. It just dawned on my husband and I that none of the four neurologists I have seen have mentioned physical therapy or drugs that might delay the progression of this beast. Until about...
  8. B

    Very scared abt Bulbar Onset, plz help

    I would like to thank all of you in advance for reading my concerns. I am 39 yeasr old male. It all started in july last year. Initially i was suffering from burning pain in my arms and legs. I went to a dibatologists. But my sugar level came normal. Then I went to a neurologist. He adviced some...
  9. K

    PALs Losing Tastebuds?

    Hello, all, Anyone else have the experience of their PAL losing their sense of taste? Today I asked my mother how she liked the new seedless jam I got her. She said she had no idea. She can't taste most of her food. She did not have bulbar onset, but she is starting to have more bulbar...
  10. I

    Botox injections

    I have been having a very hard time with saliva. It has really gotten worse in the past 3 months. My neurologist at the ALS Clinic has given me two medications. One is a capsul and the other is drops under my tongue. They help, but very minimally. Her suggestion is to get Botox injections...