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    ALS Symptoms! HELP!

    Other things that cause twitching: Low B12 (vitamin responsible for nerve health. If it's low it can cause a lot of interesting symptoms) Stress Caffeine Certain medications Pinched nerves etc
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    Colon cancer worries

    The pain was constant on the left side and worse after I ate. I'm worried cause i don't know what's causing the symptoms and it will be a month before I can be seen again due to insurance. As for the pain, I'm not a good judge of how bad it is. My pain tolerance isn't normal. I've dislocated shoulders, broken bones, had kidney stones, and didn't go to the ER. Always just waited to see a doctor when they were open.
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    Colon cancer worries

    For several weeks I've had pain in my lower left abdomin, bad gas, diarrhea, etc. I went to the doctor and she thought it might be diverticulitis. Started antibiotics and the pain went away and the diarrhea. However, I still have pressure in my abdomen and the bad smelling gas. Now I'm freaking out thinking its colon cancer. Unfortunately, my insurance is out until February so I cant follow up with my doctor. I'm really scared.
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    Sepsis? Feeling weird

    Well I was fine until around 3 today and then I got super hot suddenly and started to feel sick. I've been on antibiotics for diverticulitis since last week. worried about sepsis or something. No fever.
  5. The fact that these thoughts disturb you means it's highly unlikely you will act on them. It's merely anxiety and OCD playing on your deepest fears. They are just irrational thoughts nothing more. Everyone has them but most people shrug them off. Anxiety is causing you to obsess over them.
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    Brain eating amoeba

    Sorry to keep bothering you. So the doctor prescribed nose spray for me to use. I used to yesterday and then this morning. This morning I noticed that it was wet when I used it. I looked into the protective cap and noticed moisture droplets. I don't know how they got there but now I'm worried about getting a brain eating amoeba
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    So I got a fajita baked potato from a local restaurant and I took a bite and realized that the potato wasn't that warm. I microwaved it and then ate it. Now I'm worried about botulism cause apparently potatoes can carry it if left out. My throat feels tight and itchy
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    Dumb question can you have a stroke without knowing it? My left hand is tingling and it feels difficult to read. The other day my eye started to act weird for a few seconds. My vision was jumping up and down in one eye. Additionally, have been having pressure on one side of my head and neck pain along my pulse.
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    Eye and neck problems.

    I'm not allowed to see a chiropractor. I have a disorder where part of my brain is sitting on C1 instead of being completely inside my skull. So, getting my neck messed with is not recommended. Highly concerned cause these symptoms appeared out of no where. It literally feels like something is stuck in the side of my neck.
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    Eye and neck problems.

    I'm having a bit of a break down. I'm having a weird pressure sensation in the right side of my neck, head, and eye. Last night my vision started to jump and I'm highly concerned. I'm also dizzy. Worried something bad is going to happen. I feels like the pain in my neck is running along my pulse. What if there's a clot or tear? I was doing good up until these last few days. Now I feel terrible and don't know what to do.
  11. I had this weird bite come up on my leg. Well I think it's a bite. It's red around the center and it burns really bad. Now I feel bad and have chills. I poured peroxide in it in and now the center part is white. Really worried.
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    Pain killer reaction?

    Excedrin has caffiene in it. So the coffee and coke plus the Excedrin was probably a little too much caffiene for your system. Drink a lot of water to try to flush it out. You'll be okay.
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    Weird neck pain

    I kept getting sharp pain along the right side of my neck. It starts behind the ear and feels like it's on or near the artery as it runs down the neck. I'm worried some type of blockage is happening or something serious like that. Ugh it's scary. I can also hear my pulse in my head.
  14. My t-wave is flipped up side down and the cardiologist says some people just have different baselines. It's my normal baseline. So sometimes an abnormality is just an individual difference that is no cause for concern. I've also had myocardial ischemia which freaked a lot of people out, but we found out it was steroid induced and I returned to normal once the steroids were out of my system. Now I'm banned from prednisone (a lot of doctors said I can't be allergic to it, but there's a research study with another female my age having the same complication with it). Cardio told me to refuse all steroids. So some issues can be medicine induced. I wouldn't worry. Primary care would refer out if they were concerned.
  15. Typically if the cardiologist isn't worried about it; you shouldn't worry about it. I've had multiple abnormal EKGs that freaked out my primary care enough to send me to the ER. The ER ran a bunch of tests and could not find a cause for the abnormality. I got referred to cardio. Cardio wasn't too concerned with the abnormality. He ordered an echo to be safe and reassure me. I would trust your doctor in this case. Cardiologists know that dealing with the heart is serious business. Also, they are used to working with the older population; therefore, they have a lot of experience with symptoms and abnormalities that occur within that population.