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  1. Thank you and me too! I really wish these medical sites would be taken away and people would have to use a book to look things up, I am guessing we wouldn't do that journey to the library as often as we check Google.
  2. Hello All I just wanted to update on a rash that I wrote about on 20 March. This issue had been going on a few weeks when I wrote. I especially want women to know about this. I was referred by my GP for a Ultrasound on both breasts which came back clear. I was then referred to a Breast Surgeon who at the time was out of town but is the best in town so I waited. I saw her last week and she was a little concerned but said that Psoriasis/eczema can sometimes be what is called Pagets. She was so good to me and assured me my presentation does not look like this at all. She sent me off to the Dermatologist who did all the testing procedures and said you do not have pagets this is clearly Psoriasis. I am now on light therapy to help it resolve. I do have it in many places all over my body. The BS also sent me for a diagnostic mammogram which was to measure any changes in skin etc etc. This came back clear. I have been a recluse these last few weeks, I have been scared beyond words, I have been planning my own treatment i.e. what I would want doing should the outcome be bad. This has been one of the worst times of my life. This was self-inflicted worry. I read Google and Google diagnosed me. No matter how much I tried I couldn't shake it. What I want to say is ..yes be vigilant, yes always get things checked out but I beg please don't google. My plan now is to never EVER Google anything again. Go to the doctor, let them do their stuff. I even read about people being misdiagnosed....how do we know these people aren't trolls...out for attention? We don't! Their story isn't your story. I have wasted so many weeks/months on this and I don't plan to waste another minute of my precious life on such things. Yes I have HA and yes I am addressing this but having put all this into perspective what have I gained....months of endless worry, being so frightened I couldn't sleep, not wanting to wake up because I can't face the day. I am going to do my damndest to enjoy my life, be a good wife and mother and only get advice from a qualified doctor should the need arise. I feel maybe I needed these last three months to bring me to my senses, I pray it has. Go to your docs for any checks, I am banning Google medical sites on my computer...be well everyone and thanks for all your advise in the past thread.
  3. Thanks guys...still so very scared about this...trying not to google it is so hard. She knows I am an anxious person and has helped me heaps with my anxiety but I am still thinking she not telling me as it is because she doesn't want me anxious. I have a feeling I won't settle until I have had further testing and then I will be even worse...grr to be normal...
  4. Thanks Leah really appreciate a reply....it would be a dermatologist I guess if I was to see someone or a breast person...I don't know really. The cream isn't working that great but is helping a little. I do feel like getting another opinion but I think that is my anxious mind overthinking. I have made an appointment to go back next week so I will just have to be patient and wait till then as I can't keep running to her every other few days. Thank you again for your message.
  5. Bite the bullet and go to your Doc and insist they do some checks on you. It is really scary going and waiting but at least it will put your mind at rest. I think your symptoms are anxiety, I hear you but and it is a tiny but if there was a problem better to get anything sorted sooner. I would imagine anything that has been going on for this amount of time wold have gotten worse by now in any case. Good luck!
  6. Hi everyone, I suffer psoriasis all over my body and have flare ups. Lately I have gotten it on my breasts. I had my yearly check with the doc and all bloods etc are all good. I had mammo 10 months ago and all good and CT of the rest of my body a few weeks back due to a fall and all good. I have visited my doc twice about the pain I am having with the psoriasis and she has given me cream. I am freaking out about pagets (sp) and inflammatory cancer. She said I have none of these things and what I have doesn't look anything like these things and not to worry. Aside from being a GP she is also a pallaitive care doctor so assume she knows her stuff. She examined me again feeling for any issues (twice now) but I can't get it out of my head that she is misdiagnosing me. Why can't I trust her, she has never let me down before but I am thinking there is always that one time...I daren't google because I just daren't...my head is spinning with the what ifs ......
  7. Glad your son is okay
  8. I just had terrible cramping too and had it checked out but mine was stomach flu...hope you feel better soon.
  9. I didn't find it calming as I had just fallen and been on a hard board for 3 hours before they scanned me.....busy ER. I was in a lot of pain all over....I am seeing Chiro in a couple of weeks so hopefully, I will get some relief. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your reassurances that have made me feel better.
  10. Does anyone else have an opinion in general on CT scans? Thanks...just a little anxious to say the least.