- May 1, 2006
- Loved one DX
Hello to everyone. My 53 year old mother was recently diagnosed with ALS this March '06. She was relatively healthy until the end of last year when her symptoms began. It has been very difficult for us and we do not know how to help her best. She has been losing weight rapidly and I don't know what supplements to give her. She is taking the Rilutek, which she hates due to the aftertaste. If anyone has any ideas about natural remedies like Protein Powders to help maintain her weight, I would appreciate it. It is all so hard. It gives me great courage to know there are many of you who actively participate in forums like this one to support those of us new to this. Thank you. I would welcome any words of advice or anything really. I try to read as much as possible and try to talk to my mom about things unrelated to her condition to take the focus away from the disease. Thanks for taking the opportunity to read this and I hope to hear from some of you. Thanks again.