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  1. You can Google it. I promise, it's safe... LoL! Just an old fruit snack, at least here in the US. Used to have them often when I was growing up in the 90s. They still make/sell them.
  2. Yes, I agree, changing dietary habits is extremely difficult. I've been fighting with it for over a year now. At one point in the past year I consumed so little sweets and caffeine that I became very sensitive. A full glass of tea would trigger a bunch of palpitations and feeling panicky/anxious. Now I'm back to where I can drink a cup of coffee and two or three glasses of tea and feel just fine. Haha. As far as eating habits though, I've almost squared that away, for the most part. It's a long and hard battle, but so worth it! I feel so much better when I drink more water than anything else. And when I eat one or two salmon fillets and not much red/fatty meat.
  3. Never heard of them, and I've heard some pretty weird figures of speech...
  4. Melanoma has nothing to do with pits and ridges and such in the nail. You're fine.
  5. Some people tolerate alcohol well despite having anxiety. For others, the alcohol exacerbates/triggers anxiety. Yes, it's possible that one may have strong tolerance and eventually develop limited tolerance, as you're describing. Doctors often advise against using alcohol at all for someone with anxiety, and for good reason! If you wish to continue alcohol, that's entirely up to you, but my personal recommendation (I'm not a health care professional) would be to slow down and eventually stop.
  6. Indeed. Everything is about money these days, IMO, and what better way to get money than fear mongering and misleading (e.g. clickbait) headlines!
  7. Do you have any idea why this lapse in memory may cause such intense fear for you? This is absolutely normal and common in people of all ages. Nothing abnormal about it whatsoever. I'm 32 and my gf tells me things all the time, then 20 minutes later I'm like "hey, this would be a good idea!" And she's like "yeah, that's exactly what I said, stop trying to steal my ideas!" This isn't "memory loss" as in being caused by a disorder/disease. This is simple forgetfulness that, like I said, happens to people of all ages.
  8. I absolutely agree! Well said, @Bobnnat. Globus sensation, indeed. I get this often with reflux, and it's also very common (and still normal) for someone with anxiety - which also causes it for me.
  9. Thanks, Marc! I certainly hope it's not an actual bug, but instead just food didn't agree with me. Haha. I don't think it's a bug/virus. But hell even if it is, I'll survive. 😛
  10. Thanks! I'm feeling better this evening. Gut still has that "I'm still not empty" feeling, a little bit, but I'm not running to the bathroom every hour and sitting for 10-15min, so I'll take it. Haha. Yeah, for sure. I've come here many times in the middle of panic. Not so much asking for help/reassurance, but because writing it down often helps me feel better. In fact, there have been many times when I've typed a lengthy post and simply discarded it instead of posting because I felt better by the end. 😛
  11. Well, maybe not so weird as it is an "off" day - that may be the better word for it. Last night we ate fast food from a place I've never had. A little while later, I began experiencing diarrhea and some light stomach cramps (feels like gas). While in bed and trying to sleep last night, I felt the need to go to the restroom so I went, and I spent a good ten minutes in the bathroom. I woke up to the same thing this morning, and spent a while in the bathroom again. I feel a little better after going, but not completely relieved. Yeah, it's one of those times. D'oh! I'm not the only one - my girlfriend, who also ate food from this place though not her first time, is also experiencing the "bubble guts" and feeling yucky. I guess the food simply didn't agree with our stomachs. Yuck. Because I had trouble sleeping last night, it also made me feel anxious. Any time I have trouble sleeping I feel that way, but I think it was certainly made worse by the gut issues. I do get sort of anxious any time I have stomach issues - nausea and diarrhea alike. My cousin experiences this as well, as do so many other people I know who have anxiety. Of course, I did not experience a panic attack. Once again I employed the skills I've learned in order to calm down and eventually go to sleep. Deep breathing and the 5-4-3-2-1 technique using the five senses. I feel somewhat anxious this morning, too, presumably because I'm still experiencing the gut issues. On top of that, I have a trapped burp / other gas bubble in my upper stomach / lower chest. I feel the need to burp, but it just won't come out. Stubborn little bastard! I guess it also makes sense to feel anxious, because we bought a house recently. We closed the deal Wednesday morning, so now it's absolutely "real." Haha. That is exciting, but also quite nerve-racking! All of this comes together to overwhelm the mind, and I think even people who do not have an anxiety disorder likely feel quite anxious / nervous when taking such a large step, and feeling like their stomach is going to pour out of their body... :joy: That pretty much sums it all up. I'll have a great day just as soon as I can coax this gas out, and also when the day's workload picks up. It's always slow first thing in the morning (now) because most of my coworkers are not online until ~8:30-9:00am. So instead, I'm sitting here typing this post, waiting for my day to truly get started. On the plus side, my son will be here this weekend and we always have tons of fun together. Thanks for reading. It feels kind of weird to share things like this, because I'm not in need of reassurance or answers. It's more like a public journal entry. Haha! How is everyone else's day going so far?
  12. Practice acceptance and mindfulness and meditation. If those don't work, seek professional help. Therapy and / or medication are often very helpful.
  13. I suppose an allergy is a possibility. Trouble thinking straight is very common with anxiety... I do weird stuff like that all the time, even on great days. I lit a candle with my gf's lighter yesterday, and almost handed the lighter to our 4yr old instead of my gf... 😂
  14. Going to your doctor is ultimately much less scary than going to Google when you can't properly analyze the information Google may provide. If you're experiencing new symptoms, a doctor visit wouldn't hurt. However, it does sound like a hemorrhoid. Colon cancer wouldn't be visible or easily palpable (or palpable at all).
  15. Good idea. My doc suggested using one of those if I felt the need to. I didn't buy one, but I've done other things to ensure I take my meds properly.