I have a cousin who died of ALS, and when she was diagnosed, we all researched the hell out of the disease. ALS is very different from all the other neurological diseases because there are no remissions. Once the symptoms begin to appear, they only get worse. YOu could not work through these tremors or weakness. There are other forms of sclerosis that you could have and various dystorphies. Also, your spinal nerves could have some inflammatory process going on that creates these sypmtoms. I know that until a nerologists diagnosis your problem, you will worry…but ALS is not one that I think you need to worry so much about.
The weight gain…the only thing that I can tell you is to write down what you eat, what you drink, and when you move. After a week of keeping a journal of those three things, look at areas you can improve. YOu know as well as I that the only way to gain weight is to take in more calories than you burn; likewise, the only way to lose weight is to take in less calories than your body needs to function. Can you purge your refrigerator and cabinets of unhealthy foods? I quit buying bread for my DH because he needed to get control of his weight. I now buy flat breads and those little rounds that are so low in calories and high in fiber. A really good snack that is high in protein and low in carbs is chick peas that have been cooked, drained, and either baked or fried with Pam or olive oil.
I hope you are able to get a hold of the gain because the weight gain not only hurts us physically but does a tremendous damage to our emotional health, as you know.
Good luck and congratulations on your length of sobriety.
My Mantra is that I do not determine my success by the number hanging in my closet, nor will I let the scale determine that success either. . . It is through trial and error I will continue to grow and succeed. . . Laureen
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