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  1. Kristina1

    mexiletine side effects please advise

    Hi I was hoping others who are on or have tried mexiletine could chime in with their experience. Apologies in advance for the length of this post. Background: I'm in the AMX0035 (amylyx) clinical trial in the open label phase meaning we know for sure I am receiving the real drug. I was told...
  2. I

    Very Fast Progression

    I was originally diagnosed with progressive bulbar palsy in January of 2018. At that time we were told that there was an excellent possibility of having several years before things really became troublesome. In April 2018 I had a PEG put in and speaking was no longer a possibility. My legs...
  3. G

    Help - newly diagnosed

    I'm a bit lost - finally third neurologist confirmed I have ALS. I am using walker now - wondering if I should go ahead and purchase a used wheel chair on Craig's List. Also - in a great deal of pain at night - horrible cramps - given muscle relaxers - still little help. They tell me ALS is...
  4. T

    How to best help my pALS in early stages?

    Good evening -- I'm asking all of you to share with me some ideas, tools, methods, anything that I can do to help my pALS with regular living tasks. He works just so hard to so such simple things -- getting dressed, undressed, etc - I know you guys know. He is in the early stages -- leg...
  5. Kristina1

    spastic gait, walking on forefoot/toes

    The main reason I use a walker at home, wheelchair out is my spastic gait makes walking very difficult and a huge fall risk. My spasticity is such that I can't put my heels down when I walk, I walk on the front of my feet, almost on my toes, and put my weight on the outer sides of my feet. At...
  6. P

    One week since diagnosis...

    My girlfriend was told that her symptoms are consistent with ALS a week ago at Mass General Hospital. As I stated in previous posts I have known for a while...and her dirty EMG sent us to Boston for the second opinion/confirmation. The first few days were spent crying/ holding her. She now...
  7. K

    Slow or fast progression?

    Hi All, My dad was officially diagnosed with als in March 2018 although he was exhibiting signs as early as May 2017. I remember going to the neurologist for the diagnosis and my dad walked there. Slowly but he walked. Now he can barely walk in a walker. His left side is much stronger than his...
  8. 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...
  9. Jamesgol

    Diagnosed 12/20/2018

    I first started having symptoms 3 years ago. It started with a little left leg weakness and fatigue. My PCP said I was just getting old and that being tired was a symptom of every disease. Over the course of 3 years my left leg got weaker and weaker, and the fatigue continued. My PCP...
  10. F

    Thick phlegm

    Hi Can anyone help ? My husband 65 years young, (ex Indian Navy), physically very active till diagnosed and even after, has pseudo bulbar palsy. Diagnosed May 2017. The last couple of months he has lower limb weakness- uses a walker. Is on Edaravone and Rilutor. Of late he has thick phlegm...
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