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  1. Vincent

    What to do?

    Now I have been officially diagnosed the first everyone asks is when do I stop working. Still sort of mobile but I tire easily and sleep for 2-3 hours after work. I'm not in a position to work part time as I cant afford to lose the income. If I stop completely in a couple of months LTD kicks in...
  2. B

    Weakness versus Soreness

    Hi Everyone, I just wanted to first say thank you for taking the time to look at this post. I'm sure for most of you these posts can be annoying and a bother but I appreciate any feedback or help. Now I understand the difference between clinical/perceived weakness but my question is where...
  3. S

    Twitching with ALS

    Hi guys, I just wanted to ask a question regarding twitching. Is ALS twitching usually localized to one area, or is it randomly all over? I know many things can cause twitching, ALS being one of the most unlikely causes, but it is a possibility. I have been having twitching in one eyes, stomach...
  4. V

    An Idea Regards Voice Loss

    Hi there, I'm working on a research project that's looking into a faster way of taking a person's voice and using it for voice synthesis (text to speech). At the moment this is an incredibly lengthy and expensive process. My idea is to use a community to spilt a users voice into its individual...
  5. I

    ALS Patient becoming difficult

    I'm new here, & I just posted this info in a thread that I can not find now, so this is my 2nd attempt. SIL spent almost all of Jan & Feb in hospital before receiving ALS diagnosis. First problem we noticed was slurred speech which is now almost 100% not understandable. She falls a lot, has a...
  6. Mike in Maine

    Few Questions, Work, pump?

    Went for monthly visit to the Doctor yesterday, he wants me to quit working. Not because I’m physically unable to perform at work or there is a safety issue, it is because it interferes with my medicine schedule. Granted he has a point, it I take the amount of Baclofen and Tizenidine on the...
  7. N

    6 days new CALS: husband wants to stop meds

    Hello, Firstly, please please excuse whatever mistakes I may be making in format or etiquette in this first shaky terrified post. 'CL' was diagnosed Tuesday March 4 with ALS. Doc is head of area ALS clinic so knows his business. So far his only symptom is right foot drop and mild twitches on...
  8. P

    CALS who have left a job for their PALS

    I am wondering how long it will be until I have to leave my job to take care of my husband. His arms are weak and his dexterity and grip are very weak. I need to keep working as long as possible to keep our health insurance, but the thought of him home alone all day in this weakened condition...
  9. P

    To People Who Think They Have ALS....

    Hi, I've been a lurker here for about a month or so and I've read over a lot of posts in this section. I have the unfortunate situation of having a parent who was just recently diagnosed with "probable" ALS. I've read plenty of posts here of people who are panicking as to whether they have...
  10. E

    I thought I put my ALS fears to rest

    Hello all, It was about a year ago when I first posted here, and I thought I had put my ALS fears to rest with all the wonderful insight I gained here. I have to say though, I've had continuing neurological symptoms over this past year, and now the latest symptoms really has me concerned...
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