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    • Lately I've been struggling with HA and on top of all my health worries I started to get a toothache. I went to a dentist and she said I've been clenching my teeth so hard that I'd inflamed the nerve. She told me to take ibuprofen for a few days. But the pain came back so she gave me antibiotics - she said it might be infected. She is also getting me a splint made to wear in my mouth at night to stop me clenching so bad. But if the antibiotics don't work she said I'd need to have the nerve cleaned out and IF THAT DIDN'T WORK, then root canal. I'm a mess of anxiety because health stuff AND ESPECIALLY  DENTISTS freak me out! I've been crying half the morning  I'm hoping the antibiotics and splint work. If they don't I'm thinking I'll just get the damn tooth pulled out because I'd rather look like a hillbilly than have to keep going back for these stressful/painful/EXPENSIVE treatments. Has anyone else had these issues? I'm sure clenching teeth is common for anxious people...
    • Urrgghhhhh!!!! Digestive issues weren't one of my main symptoms in the past but lately I'm a mess. I've had some anxiety over other health concerns (a spot on my leg that the DR thought was skin cancer and turned out to be nothing, a lump in my neck that ended up going away on it's own, an irritated bladder feeling that I thought was a UTI, but test was clear, and a tooth ache that has had me at the dentist twice in the last 2 weeks). I've been stressing over all these things in turn. I've also had on and off diarrhoea, and abdominal/lower back pains, and constipation (sorry TMI). I was worrying about the digestive issue thinking it was a separate thing but today I started to piece together what days the symptoms occur and I think it might be related to anxiety. I have never really had anxiety related poop issues before (urgh sorry) but looking through the forum, it seems like lots of people do. I knew diarrhoea was a common one but is constipation also possibly from anxiety?  I haven't asked the Dr about it yet (I'm so burnt out on going to Drs lately) but I guess if it keeps up next week I will ask him. I am just so tired of this merry-go-round in and out of Dr offices when most things turn out to be nothing! It's tiring...
    • I used to have this happen when I'd eat breakfast before going to work! I could eat fine at any other time but I was so anxious about going to work that I'd gag on my toast - every single bite. Sometimes I'd even have to spit the food up and come close to vomiting  Do you feel anxious about eating in public? I have no solution, mine didn't stop till I quit the job. Maybe if you can get a handle on what's making you anxious, it will subside. Good luck!
    • It could be that you've caught their cold. You should take it easy and not try to push yourself too hard. If it's a virus, a few days rest will do you good! Keep up drinking water to rehydrate. I wouldn't worry too much about the sweat, it could be linked to having a cold. Side note: I saw some crazy story online a few months back where a woman was sweating blood! The Drs had no idea why. So your sweat sounds downright normal compared to hers  
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