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About Bobnnat

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    anxiety, massive attacks of panic, fear of death...and baseball.

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  1. Never heard of either! I can guess one means lots of money and the other like those fruit roll ups?
  2. Hi 25, Feeling a lump when swallowing is the norm. It’s either from post nasal drip or anxiety. I believe it’s called globus sensation. Both are harmless. Your symptoms are in no was cancer. At 25 that would be incredibly rare regardless. You can relax and let go of this fear.
  3. CC at your age is extremely unlikely, like less than 1 in 10,000 per SEER Cancer stats. Much more likely is either a hemoroid (internal or extrnel) or a fissure which is a minute tear
  4. Yes Carrie, we're all here for you. You can feel free to post with any concern, or p-mail anyone if you prefer. We're a close knit group due to our similar problems and experiences, and we welcome you to the forum! Bob
  5. Hi Liz, Yeah that's drummed into our brains, especially if you have kids; if they hit their head, wake them every 2 hours! My 3 kids have had head bumps at least a dozen times all told and they're fine. Does what you described happen? Yes, but extremely rare. The neck pain makes sense. You probably instinctivly jerked your neck just before or right after the incident. This will all pass in a few days. Bob
  6. I got my teeth cleaned 2 weeks ago and the hygenist told me my tongue was yellow. Of course I Googled and after all the logical causes there was...jaundice. I went to my doctor. He said no, your tongue isn't yellow and even if it was, a rule of thumb is never start looking at your tongue; it'll freak you out. It's always looking weird with bumps, cracks, different colors, etc.
  7. Hi Lily, It all depends on the neurologist. I have been to 2 that I can recall. The first ordered nerve conduction but told me his concern was carpal tunnel related so i was't concerned. It was by the way. The second was a situation where yes, I was afraid he would order testing. He conducted a detailed neuro test, like 15 minutes and concluded I had no neurologic issues. He did not order testing. Now yes, certainly there are doctors/specialists, especially in the US who routinely order testing to cover their posterior and perhaps it means more money for them, like if they own the machines which happens frequently. I do know what you mean by incidental findings. My brain MRI about 7-8 years ago led me down a bad path. In retrospect, I might have considered a brain CT; yes it has the radiation but it doesn't show all the minutia that an MRI does.
  8. Absolutely! As long as you are anxious, especially about health, the fasiculations will continue.; a week, a month, a year or indefinitely. Most of us on this forum have been there. If you’re able to calm your anxiety, then everything else will fall into place. Keep concentrating on that.
  9. In addition to the above wisdoms, if this were ALS you’d be severely disabled or worse at 20 months. Let’s see; neuro with years of experience and thousands of patients vrs. Google.and self-diagnosis. Let’s leave it at that.
  10. Congrats Ten! Many of us old timers knew you were battling anxiety, not a neuro nasty, but we also know from experience that while we are a like minded community, HA is a lonely, very private road. You finally came out the other side and hopefully in the future, when you have symptoms, especially similar ones, you’ll use these past months as a hard earned lesson, and accept that your mind is being the enemy, not your body. Bob
  11. There's another anxiety site which is really good. I can't recall its name, but it described how when we are anxious/stressed the chemicals we build up in our system, like but not limited to cortisol don't just dissipate the moment we calm down. Depending on how long you've had elevated levels, meaning how long stressed, it can take many months even years! I'll try to remember that site and pass it along or maybe others know. It's free, but there is a very comprehensive pay site that is superb and you can join it for a week, a month etc at a nominal cost, and it doesn't automatically renew.
  12. Back to your concern of anal cancer. At your age range, there are 0.1 cases per 100,000 people years or literally 1 in 1,000,000. Anal sex is a risk factor as is drug use. If neither deswcribe you, then there's virtually no chance you have that. Likely hemmie.
  13. Several years ago I also felt what I believed to be a palpable node in the collarbone area. I broke into a cold sweat and "knew", since Google told me so, that this meant I was in big trouble. It was either an evening or weekend so I went to the ER. He carefully inspected my neck, underarms, collar bone, groin and spleen and told me he felt no nodes of any concern. Whatever I had felt was either not a node, or maybe it was, but due to its size and texture it meant nothing. I didn't want to analyze it further. I do way too much of that. i left satisfied and never looked back. Suggest you see your GP and get the same peace of mind Zelda. Bob
  14. I'm happy for you Bej. Anything we learn that actually works is a blessing. I've heard of that exercise. As is the case with most things taught in CBT, Mindfulness and Acceptance, they simply do little for me. I have my action plan, which works like 70% of the time: I try to rationalize my fear and occasionally I can defeat them on my own. If that doesn't work, I just make an appointment as soon as can be with my GP. Frequently, he calms me down and many times I walk out of there with my current fear eliminated. I'm fortunate to have such a high quality doctor who understands and tolerates my HA. Certainly my wife no longer tolerates it, so talking it out is never an option at home. Anyway, cheers to you!! Bob
  15. To add on to Jonathan and Molly's comments, I have read from Asian philosophers that "heaven' exists, but it is not "somewhere up there" but rather all around us. Meaning literally in the air, here on earth. Of course we cannot see any evidence of it, but as Molly said, we can't see UV or radio waves, or air for that matter. Who's to say?