I Have Primary Lateral Sclerosis

Primary Lateral Sclerosis anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Primary Lateral Sclerosis. You're not alone. 37 People

    I started having trouble swallowing around two

    years ago and it was getting worse last year (2014). By the end of the year I was noticing changes in my speech. I then lost my job (coincidence?). It took some time to line up Health Insurance but by February I was seeing doctors and in March of this year I was diagnosed. The...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 18, 2015

    PLS Diagnosed In May 2012

    I am a white female in my mid 60's, and I have no voice. Otherwise, I am fairly healthy. My PLS/ALS specialist insists that I let her install a PEG even though I am still able to swallow. I am scared-to-death! Can anyone share an acceptable alternative? Also, would anyone...
    PatriciaDodson PatriciaDodson
    66-70, F
    Sep 28, 2013

    I have PLS or so they tell me.

    I feel like I am at an AA meeting or a Gambler's Anonymous meeting admitting to a problem I have. Luckily, I don't have those type of problems, though there is something that addicts can do, while there is nothing that we can do to stop this disease from progressing. We...
    olivesandartichokes olivesandartichokes
    56-60, F
    Sep 4, 2015

    23 March

    Just heard the news, you have primary lateral scerosis.Not sure what that means all i know is i have a hard time walking.I am trying to stay positive and thinking about all of the things i can do , not the things icant do. All i keep saying to myself is it could be worse. 
    23march 23march
    46-50
    3 Responses May 9, 2011

    Why Is This Happening

    My name is Kevin G. I live in Lynn Ma. with my wife/partner of 20 years and our son who turned 18 in Jan. Late 2009 into early 2010 I noticed a tremor in my right hand. It was starting to get worse when my doctor recommended I see a neurologist. After a series of standard...
    golf4kev golf4kev
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2013

    Hello I have had PLS

    for 8 years now(diagnosed at 47). I am 52 now and still have problems with understanding what is happening to me. There are so many different things that have gone on with me and yet none of them neurologist say are related to this disease. I am having a hard time believing...
    Gduke Gduke
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2013

    Primary Lateral Sclerosis Sufferer From Australia

    Hi everyone.  I was diagnosed with pls 4 years ago.  I'm now 43.  I ve always been a good second generation italian catholic boy.  Never smoked, did drugs, i don't drink and never fooled around.  Damm i wish i had my time back again knowing what i...
    viewbank viewbank
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Mar 15, 2010

    ...not yet and hope not,

    but they are hinting at it. It started with a diagnosis of stenosis, poor walking and back pain, a laminectomy with no resultant improvement in walking. I have "sort of" drop foot, with the neurologist calling it that but the ortho surgeon did not. It has some life and is not...
    Isaac6 Isaac6
    61-65
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2014

    Very Fustrated!

    I was diagnosed with PLS about 1 month ago . After 2 MRI's , CT scan , A SPINAL TAP and several blood tests the Neuroligist determined that by a process of elimination that I have PLS . I have gone from going to the gym 3 times a week and working full time to being unable to...
    Deroy Deroy
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2013

    Just recently found out I have PLS.

    I knew something was wrong and like many of you were looking in other medical directions for answers. I do feel fortunate that somehow (I'm sure by God's hand) I ended up with a neurosurgeon who insisted that I see a specialist (another neurosurgeon) at Miami University Hospital...
    PGMasters PGMasters
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

    PLS

    Just diagnosed finally yesterday. At least now i can actually call it something! A year of wondering and no answers has been the most difficult part. I can deal with the symptoms better now that i know what i'm dealing with! Bill
    martin56 martin56
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2013

    This is my first contact with a PLS forum,

    even though it's been seven years since my first symptom appeared and a year-and-a-half since I got my "official" diagnosis. I'm a 75-year-old widow and, like many of you, was a healthy specimen until this thing came from out of nowhere. I had a Baclofen pump implanted three...
    OzGirl14 OzGirl14
    70+, F
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2014

    Diagnosed in 2002 with ALS then went to Mayo in

    Rochester, they said after 2 weeks ,no ALS ,we don't know but no ALS ,went back home doctor says PLS . All I can say is after all this time is Autoimmune ,as it seems to go slow .
    conniegeo1 conniegeo1
    70+
    1 Response Feb 8, 2014

    I was diagnosed 2 years ago

    and recently I have gotten so much worse. I lived alone and now have live in aids to make sure I can walk safely even with a walker. My speech is very hard to understand and I am extremely depressed and anxious(despite meds and therapy). Does anyone have any advice re my...
    peggytunick peggytunick
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    I Have Pls And I Feel Alone With This Diagnosis.

    i found out for sure i had pls 1-11. my husband died 2-11. i would not have been able to care for him since i need help myself now. i fell on 4-25-13 and fractured my wrist in two places, so i cannot use my walker. i am in a wheelchair now, having pt on my shoulder, then...
    remila remila
    70+
    1 Response May 31, 2013

    Preliminary Dx Pri

    I had opened an account as pinkglasses, but try as I might, I could not log into it. I received a message from FUNGIRLMMM, but I couldn't read it cuz I couldn't log in. If you see this, please try me here. I would love to talk to someone with this "thing." I'd known something...
    roseglasses roseglasses
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2012

    from early childhood my mother said i was

    always clumbsy i help down a job for 22 years as an stna i just started haven alot of leg aches and keep tripping while i tried to walk my mother ust to have to come in to my room and rub my legs beacause they hurt so bad doctors would tell her it was growing pains well come...
    suzzy67 suzzy67
    46-50, F
    Aug 20, 2014

    I Have Primary Lateral Sclerosis

    I'm a new member to this website. I thought I'd join in hopes to connect with others living with Primary Lateral Sclerosis. I was diagnosed with PLS in 2006. It seemed to come on out of nowhere. I began feeling a strange buzzing feeling in my feet and legs, it was very annoying...
    mmk7 mmk7
    56-60
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2013

    I was accepted into the NIH undiagnosed

    diseases program in January of 2014. I have PLS also. I keep thinking somehow I can turn this around. Beat the odds so to speak. My new doctor at UCSD told me Thursday that I should do the things in life I want to do NOW. Also informed me that I am not going to beat this...
    christinasperos christinasperos
    66-70, F
    6 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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