- May 25, 2008
- Loved one DX
hello everyone, my name is becca...my mother in law was recently diagnosed with als. her als also has caused dementia...she is declining quickly. just last week she started having diharrea and it has been a problem...we wonder if this is a new element of decline in her als progression? like the muscles in her bowel have ben affected now...? we looked on this forum and saw one person write about aereflexic bowel problems. but we dont know if this is what she has. she does not complain ofconstipation but the dementia part of her als would make it impossible for her to both grasp and relate that to us if it was a problem. does anyone know if loose stool problems is a sign of her disease worsening? when she has the diharrea, it is accompanied by loss of use of her legs so that she has to be in bed...she cant use her legs at all during these bouts. any info or experience in this would be greatly appreciated. thanks much.