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hello my name is kirk, in 2009 i started to have muscle atrophy in my right hand..it deteriorated the muscles but i managed to continue to play sports, write and make the best out of it...Besides that i felt very good for the past 5 year...
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what use is there for a product called dmso in als patients? and how is it used?
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Hey guys. My name's Gabriel and for three months or so I've noticed fasciculations all over my body, although it started in my left thigh. I feel a weird kind of weakness in my left leg, there's nothing I can do but I wake up with it fee...
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Hi i'm a 24 year old woman. For the past 3 weeks my index finger has been twitching after i use it. (mostly if i pick up something heavy, etc).. I started noticing it after an incident with my phone where the top button wasnt working so ...
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4 weeks ago I started to aid in the care of my aunt (age 66) who was diagnosed with ALS in May. She will be the 6th person in my family to have been diagnosed with ALS. She and a cousin will be the only two living of the 6 and my aunt un...
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Worried about ALS. Have sporadic tongue twitches (meaning one or two twitches per month). Is this normal? 1. Are twitches in ALS constant from the beginning? 2. Can one have benign twitches in tongue?
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Hi My name is Dennis and I am 27 years of age. I have always been physically active through gym workouts and soccer. About a couple of weeks ago I came back from a trip to Texas and started feeling lightheaded and minor headaches (po...
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This is for my friend whose mother died in 2001 due to motor neuron disease. As this disease is heridetary, he is worried that he will also get the disease. He has muscle twitching frequently and believes that it is a symptom. Due to thi...
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Hi All for the past month and a half, I have been having speech problems that i've never had before and trouble coming up with certain words. I also have a twitching all over my body. But I should point out that I have had anxiety all ...
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Hi! For the past 2 months I've been having sporadic twitches in my tongue. They come and go with weeks apart, and last just a couple of seconds. About a month after the twitching started I had an EMG of my tongue and that was normal. ...
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hi my name is jon i am 16 and i am worried that i might have als. it is september 6th and i started having symptoms in probs late august. my hands have been twitching I sometimes have a weird feeling on my arms or legs. I can pick my arm...
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Hello. I am a 36 year old white American male. 5’7”, 187 lb. only pre-existent health problem is sleep apnea, which I was diagnosed with this spring but probably had for quite some time before that. (I now wear a cpap for it.) don’t...
Charlie_Wong | Posted
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At 18 years old, with no previous family history, I realise that the likelihood of me having ALS is extremely low. Yet over the past 4 weeks, the progression of symptoms that I am experiencing is undeniable and frankly terrifying. It all...
samh95 | Posted
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I am a 66 year old male from Sweden who was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation 10 years ago and have gradually started experiencing side effects of the heart medications. The first 5 years I took Norpace (active ingredient disopyramide p...
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I came across a very interesting article on recent discoveries about a certain natural plant medicine and its possibilites for treatment of ALS and other neurological diseases: http://ayahuascatreatment.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/ayahua...
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I am a 20 year old white male. This all started 2 months ago when I was in physical therapy for my ankle. The pt did a reflex test and my left knee didn't react. This confused me and so I looked up the potential cause and als and ms came...
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I am a 14 Year old kid and a fraid! For the last 2 weeks I have been having thees tingling sensasion and numness in my right hand. I feel week in that hand. I feel a tingling sencasion like if my7 hand isent geting inouf blood, You kn...
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Doctor, how tough or how knowledgeable a doctor does it take to perform an adequate EMG. After being certain for years that I have a slow moving form of ALS, I now do not know what to think. I had a EMG done 2 weeks ago and the doctor sa...
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In april I started getting weird symptoms, twitching, numbness in my hands and feet, and I didn't feel MUCH weaker in my left thumb but a little bit weaker and I just didn't feel very in control on my thumb. My doctor diagnosed me as hav...
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I am getting one done from a dental abcess, pain and infection is gone from anti biotics. I heard this from an article by dr. weston price? or is it a myth or proven wrong? I heard bacteria still lingers after a root canal and if you hav...
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