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  • ALS TRIVIA – – “ALS Myths” Did You Know?

    Posted by Dagmar on May 8, 2023 at 1:01 am

    There are many common myths about ALS, including:

    • Celebrity athletes are most at risk. It can be cured by consuming mega doses of vitamins and supplements.
    • ALS patients don’t feel pain or experience other sensations.
    • It only affects older adults. 

    What do you have to say about these myths? What other myths about ALS can you add to our list?

    Eric Jensen replied 1 year, 1 month ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Dagmar

    Member
    May 8, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    How about the myths that moderate daily exercise is bad for pALS … or, you only have “x” amount of breaths in your lifetime, so conserve breathing … or, once you have issues being able to talk, give up trying to speak, and use AI devices.

  • Eric Jensen

    Member
    May 9, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Myth:

    you can only “present,” your symptoms that match ALS and only ALS.

    Truth:

    Many times, there is underlying disease or conditions that will have nothing to do with ALS

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