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    First Post; could use some input...

    Hi Guys. I'm waiting for an appointment with a neurologist for ALS like symptoms, and so I've been lurking here for several weeks. My symptoms started 9-12 months ago. The first thing I noticed was weakness/fatigue in my right hand while twisting a connection onto an air cylinder. Slowly but...
  2. A

    New Idea to Communicate

    Hi! I wanted to tell you about an idea that I came up with to help my mom communicate. It's very easy to make, is inexpensive and works really well. All you need is a plastic headband, sticky backed velcro, a creditcard lazer pointer, (Staple's is a good place to get this) and a letterboard. (we...
  3. S

    How likely is this ALS?

    I'm really freaking out right now. I had no idea what ALS was before yesterday. Back in March, I noticed that my right hand got tired fairly quickly while driving wood screws into a post. I had to switch to my left hand which never did tire out. Also, at some point my right foot started catching...
  4. P

    Hello husband newly diagnosed

    Hello, I am new to this website. My husband has just been given the diagnosis of ALS after many months of tests. He has a follow up visit this Monday (June 26th) for another EMG. I guess right now we're in denial - keep hoping they will say they've made a mistake and that it's actually MMN...
  5. Al

    Al's Tips for Full contact Lawn Mowing

    Al's Tips for Full Contact Lawn Mowing First .you should wear a hat with a soft brim. This will help when you fall off riding mower and do a face plant on the branch you were leaning over to pick up. Second .wear long pants so you rip the pants not your shin while tumbling off aforementioned...
  6. J

    it's going so fast

    My partner just got his official diagnosis last Monday. Our second opinion and the probable switch to Columbia's (i'm in new york) ALS center is in two weeks. But just in these past few weeks when ALS was presented as a possiblity he's hitting every symptom and its coming fast. How likely is...
  7. T

    thumb fasciculations

    Well I'm finally seeing my first real signs that something is not right other than a abnormal emg.My left thumb muscle palm side is twitching when I hold my hand out and extend all digits.If I relax my hand there are no fasciculations but as soon as I extend my thumb all the way it fasciculates...
  8. O

    can you help with tv changer

    My husbands hands are getting real weak, what do you's all use for a tv channel changer, he is in bed alot and cannot change tv channel, we know we can purchase a switch of soMesort but we did inquire and it was quite expensive thought i would just ask if anybody else has coMe up with a good...
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