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   Posted 8/16/2007 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't find a message board for lou gehrigs , but the last 2 days I've become increasingly sore all over, my muscles hurt, and for no reason, I havent worked out except for some light weightlifting...

places i feel tightness in muscles: started with my left hamstring/both forearms, hands (between thumbs and index)/right side of my throat/now its in my calves

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   Posted 8/16/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey billo

Welcome to the board! Have u seen or consulted a doc about these aches yet? Since it's only been 2 days, maybe give it time to prove out NOT to be other things first. Maybe a virus or other less severe illness. Is there any sort of history with u'r family and ALS? I guess i'm wondering why u'r thinking ALS after 2 days of achiness? I'd certainly watch and call u'r doc if this continues. U know u'r body better than anyone, so if u'r feeling something is wrong, then by all means u should be in touch with someone who can help. Best wishes to u and please let us know how this goes for u.
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   Posted 8/16/2007 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks, my great aunt had als, but my mom once thought she had als, and the dr said its not genetic... and i've never felt this before, everything is sore, and tight (cramping)

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   Posted 8/16/2007 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Billo,

  My mom had ALS and passed away in 1979.  Here is a site that may help you out. Good luck and keep us in the loop.   Dale

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