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  1. bin_tenn

    Swallowed toothpaste HELP

    I agree, nothing to worry about. To @jonathan123's point, my 4yr old daughter loves the way her toothpaste tastes, and she swallows it on a regular basis. Haha.
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    Cherry Angioma or Petechaie

    Maybe petechiae, maybe not. Even if so, they are not abnormal. A case in which it would be cause for concern would be if you have large bruise-like patches of them, IMO. Cherry angiomas are absolutely normal as well, and a lot of us have them I have a handful on my chest and abdomen, as well as on one of my arms, I think.
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    Unexplained weight loss

    For what it's worth, my girlfriend has lost a good bit of weight (20lbs) in the past couple of months. She has Crohn's, so maybe the circumstances are a little different, but her GI doc is still not overly concerned at this point. He wants to do some basic exams and evaluations, but he doesn't suspect anything out of the ordinary at this point.
  4. I understand how frightening and also frustrating this can be. While I've not experienced exact this, I have definitely experienced other sleep disturbances due to anxiety. Inability to fall asleep at a decent time, trouble staying asleep, feeling like I didn't sleep well, etc. I do think I've awakened to feeling nervous and my heart seemingly racing/pounding before, but probably not that soon after falling asleep. I don't think what you're experiencing is abnormal, not physically anyhow. Of course, I'm no doc and if symptoms persist it wouldn't hurt to schedule a routine appt with your doctor to discuss it. Unless you already have, and they said you're fine?
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    Crawling/tingling in back of head and side of face

    Not a stroke. Probably not even anxiety. Just another example of something that I'm willing to be anyone and everyone gets from time to time, but those without anxiety don't fixate on it or think twice about it.
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    Anxiety and breathing

    When I'm anxious, yes, I feel like I can't get a satisfying breath. I yawn excessively when I'm anxious, presumably as a nervous habit, and reassurance that I can indeed breathe. Apparently excessive yawning is quite common for people with anxiety, so I've read, and it makes sense to me.
  7. "One thing after another" is nothing more than perspective and how you react to these things. Honestly, everyone's life is "one thing after another", but the difference in someone without a chronic anxiety disorder is that they don't dwell on it. They accept it, and the move on. I encourage researching and practicing acceptance and mindfulness. Those two things are very important, and also very helpful for anxiety. Plenty of resources are available on Google and YouTube, as well as with a therapist, if you have that option.
  8. You're fine. I've blaned on my own name and age, my kids' names and ages, my address / town, etc, many times.
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    Scared about heart! Help!

    I'm with @Iugrad91. 60-100 BPM resting heart rate is generally normal, given that one does not have any heart conditions which say it should be within a different range. I'm also thin and can feel my heartbeat often, especially while lying down. It can definitely feel like it's beating harder, but it really isn't. Fitbit is wonderful if you don't take it to heart (pun intended 😛). It isn't meant to replace a professional medical evaluation, nor should it be used as a diagnostic tool. It can definitely provide benefits, such as gauging your average heart rate when exercising, and it can promote physical activity / exercise. I had one, but it broke. Surprisingly I was able to use it appropriately rather than obsessively checking it. I primarily only looked at its heart rate measurement while exercising to ensure I was exercising effectively / enough. That's a surprise to me because, overall, heart fears have been my go-to anxiety cause for quite some time. Haha. Nothing about 180 BPM during a panic attack is necessarily abnormal either. Mine has been 160-180 so many times with severe panic attacks. It sucks, but it's generally nothing to be concerned about, again as long as you have no underlying heart condition.
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    Skipped Heart Beat with Hard Pump After

    I highly recommend reading up on acceptance and mindfulness. The mindfulness is really about being present in the now, and that's helpful because anxiety is often anticipatory, fear of what may happen - the "what ifs." Acceptance is key because it allows you to accept the fact that life is unpredictable. Nothing in life is certain, no matter what it is, and that includes medicine / physical health.
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    Heart anxiety

    Of course! I've found that for myself as well as many others here the irrational and anxious thoughts tend to make themselves known when we're not preoccupied. I'm assuming that's because there is nothing holding them back, nothing else has our full attention. I recommend researching mindfulness and meditation and acceptance. All of those things are sort of intertwined, but practicing each of them is key in overcoming anxiety.
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    At the doctor’s now

    They aren't "thinking cancer and just not telling you." If they suspected it, they would tell you, and you'd likely be going for testing to determine if any malignancy is present.
  13. bin_tenn

    Heart anxiety

    Overreacting is an understatement, IMO. If you don't have an arrhythmia (e.g. atrial or ventricular fibrillation), congenital heart defect, or similar, you don't need to worry. Not at your age. Yes, it's true and also unfortunate that some young people do suffer heart attacks and cardiac arrest, but there is an underlying cause, even if previously unknown. If you're healthy and have had tests to rule out underlying issues, your chances are next to none. Don't go down that rabbit hole. I've been there for several years. Almost 32 and still going strong, but anxiety tends to make me think otherwise at times. Don't waste your life away worrying about these things. Palpitations are very common, especially with anxiety as well as dehydration. They're most often benign PACs or PVCs, and those are entirely harmless. Yes, palpitations are a possible symptom of heart attack, but I'd say they're probably more noticeable and seemingly more severe during a heart attack, generally speaking.
  14. bin_tenn

    Calling all my lumpy friends... :D

    Wow, that's crazy! Haha. Thanks, @Wingnut. Hope you're doing well.
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    Calling all my lumpy friends... :D

    Hmm, strange. My gf has had them in the groin area as well as behind one of her ears.