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  1. Earlier this year I had a Norovirus and I lost 6 pounds in two days, but gained it all back in time.
  2. Many years ago, part of my left thigh suddenly felt like cold water was running on it and then it got partially numb. I got nervous and was referred to an orthopedic physician. He examined me and said there was a nerve trapped in my pelvic area which was causing the odd feelings. He gave me 2 choices. One was surgery and the other was to live with it. He said if I were you, I would live with it. Over the years, the coldness has gone away, but a small part of the thigh still is partially numb, but I have had no other ill effects.
  3. Around 10 years ago, my daughters friend who at the time was 20, had hodgkins lymphoma and lost 40 pounds in 3 months. He is fine now at 30. He went from 200 pounds to 160, which is a 20 percent weight loss.
  4. Sounds like TMJ, sinus issues or maybe from a tooth.
  5. I had an esophageal ulcer back in around 2003. Everytime I ate food, my back felt like it was on fire. I had no heartburn or reflux. It was uncovered by an EGD. I was put on Nexium and had another EGD done 6 weeks later and it had healed. Today I take a small dose of Prilosec each day. I also had no difficulty swallowing or with food getting stuck. I have had a total of 9 EGDs to date. My GI physician told me esophageal cancer is found predominately in older individuals and even with individuals who have Barretts esophagus, it is relatively unusual.
  6. If you had an aneurysm on your hand, odds are it would be swollen.
  7. When I had the nodule on my neck I was worried too.
  8. As I have said in another post, I had a nodule on the upper part of my neck, near my jaw, which is not the best place to have a nodule. I was concerned and went to my physician who sent me for an ultrasound of my neck, which was negative. The nodule went away in around 4 to 6 weeks. Fatigue by itself means nothing as I am always tired and my bloodwork was normal .
  9. No complications. My opthamologist said not to worry.
  10. Diarrhea is a classic symptom of stress and not MS. One of my optic nerves is larger then the other one and I was born that way. Pins and needles can also be anxiety related.
  11. Welcome to the forum. I am very sorry you are feeling so poorly. It is hard for people to understand those of us who have HA. They have trouble dealing with it and it can make them very upset. I would try relaxation techniques and try to do what the therapists recommend. I would try support from somewhere else, like maybe clergy, friends, etc,, if family does not understand.
  12. I know a woman who is now 57, who works for a client of mine. A few years ago she woke up and one side of her body was numb. She could move fine and went to the ER right away. Initially they thought she had a stroke, but all tests were negative. Then they thought she had MS. All tests were again negative. She had every test in the book and still sees a neurologist, but have never been able to figure out what happened and why she still has some numbness. She now lives with it. She told me yesterday that she just saw the neurologist who just shrugs and has no explanation for her condition. Pretty scary if you ask me.
  13. I had a nodule on the left side of my upper neck near my jaw once and it took around 4 to 6 weeks to go away. I got worried and my physician ordered an ultrasound of my neck which was negative.
  14. I agree, it is terrible. I hope to never hear of or see another case of ALS in my life!!!!!!