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  • Are you in pain?

    Posted by Amanda on June 15, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    When I first learned about ALS because a family member was diagnosed, I was told it was not physically painful. Of course it causes mental pain!  Are you in pain? Do you have sporadic ALS or genetically linked ALS? Limb onset of bulbar onset? What kind of pain is it (cramps, sharp pain, dull pain, where?) What to you do or take to address the physical pain? The mental pain?

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  • bill1949

    June 15, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    I am limb onset and about 5 years from disease on set. I do have pain but possibly no more than my arthritis would give me. When I do have cramps in my legs they are painful but don’t last long. Aspirin or other over the counter pain relievers.

  • astrid

    June 15, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    I have had a lot of pain due to muscle weakness of my left shoulder. My arm is too heavy for my sholder muscles and because of lack of movement iT became more painfull. I have a good therapist who gives me advice about range of motions. And iT works for me.

  • susan-guarcello

    June 15, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    In the past i got terrible craps everywhere. Lasting Avery long time lasting several minutes. I now take cannabis tincture. More CBD then THC. The cramps are less frequent,less painful and much shorter in duration.

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    Deleted User
    June 16, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Cramps or Charlie Horses in my legs were very bad. Started taking magnesium supplements and they let up some. Dr gave me Baclofen and they are a lot milder.

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