I have been reading everyone's posts for the past 2 1/2 months and never written. Before I tell you all my story, I first have to say thank you for all that you write. You have all given me hope at different times, and answered questions. Back in March, my dad was told that he has early symptoms of ALS. His speech is horrible. He basically can only say single words at a time. Over the past month, his arms have felt "weird" at night time. The thing that freaks us out the most is he has started choking. It has happened a few different times now, and it really scares him and my mom. I was wondering if there is any medication that he can be taking to help with this, and/or what is the best thing he can be doing to help with the choking. I also wanted to thank those of you who informed the forum about Lyme Disease. Because of you, I had my dad checked for this, and he does have some form of the disease in his system. He will be talking with the Mayo Clinic about this some more early next week. I am beginning to believe the Lyme's probably brought on the ALS thing. For those of you who have any suggestions about the whole choking thing, could you please take a moment to help me out. I would appreciate it more than you know. Thanks again! D.