Re: to those concerned their symptoms are ALS
There are some good doctors out there in MI; MO; KS
As for the shortness of breath, I think they go with both diseases. I think it is due to diaphragm paralysis and excessive mucous production. I have a trache and am on a vent. We use a suction machine to pull mucous from my lungs. It fills a 1000 ml container over a three day period.
I also have a feeding tube,which has enabled me to gain weight back. I weighed 110 lbs when I got the tube in Jan. '06. By the time I was hospitalized in Sept. '07 with my third pneumonia, my 6-foot frame was back up to 215 lbs.
I am currently under the care of <a doctor that> uses alternative naturopathic methods.
Hope you can find help.
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