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  2. bin_tenn

    lack of responses on this site

    I'm on social media, but I don't take my problems there. I'm also not "into it". I rarely post anything unless it's satire or otherwise non-serious. I also deactivate my Facebook and only re-activate occasionally when I need to get a hold of someone. It's toxic, social media is. These forums aren't going to "disappear", but forums in general (anxiety or otherwise) are not what they used to be. A decade or more ago, forums were pack with discussions, all day every day. They used to be what social media is now. They won't just disappear, but I believe the participation and active member base will not grow like it used to.
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  4. Holls

    lack of responses on this site

    I must be old school lol this is the only form of social media that I do. I don't have Facebook etc.. I did do the online drs and I did like it but the one I did was pretty pricey. I like talking to people that get it. When I was desperate last yr and was looking for help this site saved me. I hope it never goes away.
  5. bin_tenn

    lack of responses on this site

    Yep. Teledocs have useful scenarios, but generally - and probably more so with anxiety - they're probably not a great idea to consult with. I've never tried it myself, and I've never wanted to, but I know several have or maybe still do. I also generally speak on situations I have some level of personal knowledge/experience with, but sometimes I just try to offer encouragement, as that's what some people are really looking for.
  6. armeade25

    lack of responses on this site

    Eugh, Teledocs. *shudder* I know that would be horrid for my anxiety. But I agree, I think forums are going out of style. HOWEVER, I love this one so I'm going to make good on my pay-it-forward goal and try to respond to more posts. Sometimes I find it tough to know what to say when it's an issue I know literally nothing about but I do want to try to pull a @Hollsmore often and send some *hugs*!
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  8. bin_tenn

    lack of responses on this site

    IMO, forums almost seem to be a thing of the past. There are other more common, quicker means of getting answers, with the teledocs, online docs, Facebook and other social media. It seems a lot of people use those resources more often these days. Also, hello @Holls. Hope you're doing well.
  9. Holls

    Pins and needles- Who and how often?

    You mentioned you have been a little anxious lately, I always have higher anxiety before my menstrual. I do feel more Shakey like I have to limit caffeine when I'm on my period. It's like I don't handle it as well. I hope the pins and needles feeling has gone. I get vibration feeling in my thigh and it always makes me anxious. I get it.. but it all sounds harmless. Hugs
  10. Holls

    lack of responses on this site

    This is one of the reasons I left and always try to leave lol.. I do wish that there were administrator/moderator interaction. I absolutely understand the desperation when asking a question and waiting for a response. We need reasurrance.. huge thing for us with anxiety. I hope this problem on the forum changes soon
  11. This is a good topic ... I had calf twitches last January, freaked and went to my Dr.. after she said everything is fine did strength tests etc.. I still had panic attacks and twitches. Went back in March and asked for a neurologist referral.. she was reluctant but did.. I went and the neurologist made my anxiety 100x worse. He did less testing then my Dr. My Dr made me take off my shoes, she tested my toes etc.. he said lets do an emg to rule things out. Well I lost it. Twitches were almost gone when I saw him later that day they were popping like popcorn. My husband sat me down and told me no to the emg. I went back to my primary and she said she was afraid he would do "extra, unnecessary testing" she said she didn't feel like I needed an emg and to write als on a piece of paper and flush it. Flush the idea of it out of my mind. Please be careful, primary Drs know what to looks for. I would hate for the neurologist to set you back. It's a 50/50.. they could reassure you and you can move on or they can set you back.
  12. Holls

    Colon Cancer/Anal Cancer????

    I miss you too!!!!!!! Summer is busy! Just got back from vacation and oddly enough, vacation makes me anxious lol.. being in diff places and also driving long long distances just makes me on edge...And again.. so odd but coming home made me anxious too... So I guess anything new a diff out of my daily routine will do it. I hope you are doing good and that therapy is going well.
  13. Gilly

    Leg pain...concerned!

    Hi Thrufaith As someone who has an autoimmune disease and is also a 46 year old women I will tell you HORMONES! They only need to be a little out of whack to cause so much distress. Oh boy have my legs throbbed and hurt at times, knees, thighs, shins, you name it... and I know 100% it’s not autoimmune because my last flare was in 2005! Pregnancy and being a new Mum is huge on your mind and body, go easy on yourself. Try epsom salt baths !
  14. Thrufaith

    Leg pain...concerned!

    Thats what i thinking i am hoping its a combination of hormones and weight adjustment as well as the strain of carrying the baby that is causing all this. I saw my chiropractor and she said my joint near my pelvis were all off and she thinks the leg and knee pain is due to a misalgnment and having to compensate and use other muslces to walk. Im hoping with treatment it will get better! Scared at times about this!!
  15. bin_tenn

    Diet isn't my problem... grrr

    Sorry, I lied. She did reply, I just didn't get an email notification. She said my vitamin D was "slightly low", and she recommends starting a 1,000 DU tablet (OTC) daily. I'll do that starting tomorrow. She also said she recommends getting a healthy amount of sunlight, which is something I've been wanting to do anyhow. The more I think about it, the more it seems logical that a lot of my aches and pains may be exacerbated by the low Vit D. And, if some of these studies are right (I've not found any "hard" evidence) it may help explain some of the palpitations.
  16. bin_tenn

    Diet isn't my problem... grrr

    I've read that about statins and vitamin D! I messaged my doc to see if I should/could start a Vit D supplement now, but she hasn't replied yet. She may find the time in the next few days - no rush. I'm 31 years old. It was recommended that I take a low dose aspirin daily after my AFib episode in 2016 (for 30 days), but subsequent testing and followup with the cardiologist said I didn't need it, so I haven't take it since.
  17. Bobnnat

    Left side back pain -intermittent

    It's true about amusing the doctor with our ideations of PC. That was my fear earlier this year when I last went to see him and he responded, as I've stated before, "you know that's bull sh*t, right?"
  18. Bobnnat

    Diet isn't my problem... grrr

    Also, you may have heard that research is suggestive that statins not only correct those numbers but might well guard against some cancers. Same for Vit D and cancer. I take 2,000 I.U of D daily. Do you take a low dose aspirin? You might be too young to have that recommended.
  19. Bobnnat

    Ringing Ear

    Extremely common. You get to the point where your brain simply starts ignoring it (assuming you don't fixate on it). Ear wax is the culprit for me.
  20. Bobnnat

    Leg pain...concerned!

    One other possibility, is that you are adjusting your walking after having been pregnant and carrying the excess weight, to now being lighter. It could also have something to do with poor fitting shoes; especially if you have corns or calluses and the like as it makes us walk different, even if we're not aware that we do so.
  21. BejeweledMexican

    Missed Period! Pregnant or worse?

    And I get that but the thing is I’ve never been on the pill and I’m almost never late, or at least not past 4 days. It’s been 7. Plus my lower stomach issues just makes it awful.....my co-worker doesn’t help and she’s like ‘I had that too when I was pregnant.’ Ugh. I don’t need that kind of negativity Lol I guess I’m just worried about the cancer because it’s just so not like me. And I don’t even feel very stressed lately, a little of course but nothing compared to times like college or anything like that. I guess I’m just confused. And I can’t talk to my mom about it because ahe’s Always with my aunt so I either come to y’all or google and I’ll choose y’all over google anyday!!!!
  22. bin_tenn

    I'm afraid there is something really wrong with me

    The problem, IMO, is simple: anxiety. Palpitations can be triggered when you're sick, or when you're dealing with stressful things (kid sick), etc, but they are certainly exacerbated by anxiety - which you have frequently, it seems. For me, I have good days and bad days, in terms of palpitations; most days I don't have any (or don't notice them, if I do have them) but other days I have/notice several. I woke up this morning and experienced a handful of them. But I've been a bit more stressed. You'll be fine, IMO. Palpitations are usually completely harmless.
  23. LilyLabVA

    I'm afraid there is something really wrong with me

    Hi Anne, sometimes your posts remind me of myself. You are a Mom right? Your son was sick? You thought the worst. I have been there. I have been there with my periods. The random headaches, the palps. I am willing to bet this headache is probably due to some hormone fluctuations due to your late period. Normal blood work means nothing to you? Would you say that if it came back NOT normal? No, probably not, so take some stock in normal blood work! That is great! It sounds like you are going through what I do. One anxious thing (ex - son being sick) leads to wave after wave of anxiety and you cant get back above water. I have totally been there. Seems like one thing after another and they are all so REAL to you- it is real. Your body is in a panic/anxiety/Adrenalin cycle and you are super in tune to it. Tuned in To every feeling, to every ache, pain.. most of them likely caused by the anxiety shooting up daily for weeks. Allow your body the grace to bring it self back to a normal level. It could take days or weeks. Your headache will go away, your period will come, your son will get better (bet he is already on the mend), your palps will go away.... Give it time. You are okay.
  24. LilyLabVA

    Ringing Ear

    Happens to almost everyone I know. Some without any reason but try to think... any loud music? Kid screaming? Sometimes I can pin point it, sometimes not. Very common thing.
  25. LilyLabVA

    Missed Period! Pregnant or worse?

    Oh, and if by some .099999% chance you are pregnant, PLEASE name that baby Miracle or Angel 😉 I say that with truest intention, not to be sarcastic. Meaning if you defy odds like that then you have a special babe in your life!
  26. LilyLabVA

    Missed Period! Pregnant or worse?

    Again, Stop. Do you know how many women are late on their periods this month around the world? TONS... and TONS are not pregnant, they are simply late. I am always a little off. So many NORMAL factors can cause a late period... one being STRESS! When I was trying to become pregnant and would wait for my period, it seemed to never come! and then it would... and we would try again. You had stomach issues recently? Yep, can throw off a period. You are super super unlikey to be pregnant without intercourse. I too have thought I could get pregnant without intercourse due to some precum here or there that jumped onto me.. wouldn't that be the immaculate conception?!!? LOL Relax today and don't think about your period. Aunt Flo will come knocking when she is ready. A missed period is NOT a symptom of cancer that I have ever heard. ( my little sis didnt have a period for 6 months after coming off the pill- doctors said it would eventually return and it did)
  27. LilyLabVA

    Leg pain...concerned!

    I think that hormones play tricks on my legs. It seems that when I'm on my cycle odd sensations happen. Keep in mind you have gone from carrying a baby for 9 months (I assume) to not, so major weight change. I would say (not a doc) that as long as you have no swelling or cannot walk, wait it out. I would think bone cancer would not present all over but maybe more focally?
  28. LilyLabVA

    Blood on toilet paper

    I have heard from multiple sources that bright red, fresh blood is usually of no concern. It's the dark black tarry stools to be concerned about- indicating blood up higher. Red fresh blood usually indicates a tear or cut in the soft areas below... wiping too hard.. eating grainy things such as nuts, corn and other food items that do not fully break down. My poor baby boy had a ton of blood one day after a particularly large poop. I FREAKED OUT and called Pediatrician.. they basically said "don't worry; normal the poop was too big for his little tush, feed him more veggies- goodbye" Never happened again. If you are super worried... take a mirror and look for any cuts or rips. Not the most pleasant thing to do but when you see one you may say "ah ha!" If you dont see it, dont worry its just a few inches higher than you can see
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