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  1. I had this same worry a few weeks ago when I ran right into a cart at work and gave myself a pretty good goose egg. From what I know concussions are far more common than aneurysms caused by head trauma, so if the hit to the head didn’t cause even a mild concussion or any symptoms afterward (besides soreness or a mild headache) chances of that happening are close to none. They also most commonly happen within the first 24 hours of the incident so if nothings happened yet, highly unlikely anything will.
  2. For the past few days I’ve been having stomach pain as soon I as start eating and then for about an hour afterwords. This is the third occasion this has happened. I’ll go a few days with having stomach pain and then it will go away. It happens every few months now. I’ve looked online and Haven’t found much. Coincidentally I’ve read that it can be cause by a blocked blood vessel which has been what I’ve been worrying about lately so that’s worrisome. Has anyone experienced anything like this?
  3. About an hour ago at work I ran right into a cart we use to transport heavier items and now I have a pretty big goose egg above my eye. It still hurts and is super tender which I guess is normal because I just smacked the crap out of myself lol but I’m nervous of it progressing into something serious. I took ibuprofen and have iced it a little bit but haven’t had much time to because I’m at work. My pupils look fine, I feel fine and I’m acting fine but I’m worried that it will silently progress into something substantial.
  4. I have the same fear of doctors but I still make myself go if I’m feeling unwell. When telling my husband about my fear and avoidance about doctors he told me that even if you do have the disease you say you do there’s nothing you can do about it and it’s best to go the the doctor anyway to get some knowledge what’s going on instead of running away from it. He’s right. Even if I am sick, I can’t do anything about it so I might as well face it head on and get some treatment for it. If it’s about the fear of dying early don’t I want a fighting chance at what I’m facing? Doctors are here to keep us healthy, it’s their jobs. They don’t hand out death sentences they hand out diagnoses AS WELL as treatment plans. I think A good step for you would be to make an appointment with a PCP just for a simple checkup. I had one last week and he literally just took my vitals (blood pressure, temperature), asked my family history and if there was anything I was concerned out then sent me on my way. Super not scary and a great first step if going to the doctor is a struggle for you. I also agree with Holls about talking to a doctor about natural remedies, because you can never be sure about things you read online or what’s best for your body.
  5. Ovulation usually is about 14 days from from your period and can cause cramping, bloating, spotting, and just about anything that a regular period would cause (besides the bleeding of course). It’s actually an old wise tale that women sync up, we don’t actually do that lol (I was disappointed to find that out) But anything and everything can influence your period. What you eat, stress levels, exercise, literally anything. I would suggest giving your obgyn a call and ask about your symptoms and see if she thinks it warrants an appointment or not. IMO what your going through sounds completely normal and what every woman has dealt with a some point.
  6. I am prone to getting these canker sores all the time. They are caused my stress, genetics and over doing it on the spicy and acidic food. From the sounds of it they are probably from the stress you’ve been under lately. They will be gone or at least getting better in a week.
  7. Riles

    PE fear

    The past few days, every once in a while I’ll get a sharp pain that wraps around from my shoulder blade and right under my boob. The first few times it happened it lasted for about 15 seconds and it felt like it was pulsing like a muscle spasm would. Because I am on the birth control Beyaz which has been known to cause blood clots Ive been worried about developing a pulmonary embolism or a blood clot for quite some time. My blood oxygen levels are good and I went to the doctor a few months ago for chest pain and he did blood tests and everything came back great. I’ve had an EKG done also, which was normal but I can’t shake this feeling I get every time I get a new pain. I have also felt like I have had to work harder to get stuff done than before. I don’t know if that’s anxiety being hyper aware of my heart rate and breathing when I start working or what. All I know is I’ve been scared about for awhile even despite having constant perfect bloodwork and vitals over and over again. I just can’t shake this feeling. They say 1/4 of people with pulmonary embolism’s first symptom is sudden death, which is the most terrifying to me.
  8. I’ve been having this over whelming since of anxiety, for almost a week now. This is something I dealt with a few months ago when my birth control got messed up and it slowly went away and now it’s creeped back up on me in this past week. Almost upon waking up I get the overwhelming “butterflies” feeling in my chest and it doesn’t go away all day I also get this weird feeling in my head, I wouldn’t say lightheadedness or faintness just an odd dreamlike feeling. I find that it worse if I get up and walk around, or get in the shower. I don’t know why this is, but it has scared me in the past that it is a bolt clot or something, but it went away for a few months so I’m skeptical to believe that now. I have been to 4 different doctors during this time. I have not mentioned this to any of them but none of my vitals have been off when the nurse has taken them. I’ve been trying meditation (not for very long) and it makes me feel better for a few minutes after but I soon get that anxious feeling again. I don’t know what’s going on with me, Im scared of it being something more than just anxiety, and I don’t know what to do from here, I’ve been very stressed lately, my husband, has been gone in the military, and i am moving this weekend. I’m just tired of feeling this way and being afraid of it.
  9. I’m going to the dentist today for the very same thing! There are so many different small things that can cause jaw pain, the likely hood of it being from the result of something sinister is very low. I’d give it a few days to see it goes away on its own, but after that I’d make an appointment with your dentist. Not because it could be something bad, but if you’ve got a cavity or something of the sorts it should get taken care of.
  10. For the past almost 3 months I’ve been having difficulty swallowing, frequently getting food caught in my throat. I’ve had a endoscopy which was clear and I’m trying now to get scheduled for a barium swallow but my doctor hasn’t called me back. My doctor doesn’t seem all that concerned about because of my age and health (I’m 20) and didn’t even urge for a barium swallow, just simply gave me the the option to do it. Before the endoscopy I was worried about an obstruction like throat cancer or something of the sorts and since my clear endoscopy I’ve been convinced I have ALS or some neurological/muscular disease. The past 3 weeks I have gone without getting anything stuck in there but I’m still super anxious when I eat anything. I don’t know if I’m just psyching myself out by focusing on my throat and how I swallow every time I do so or if there’s something actually very wrong. I am convinced of the latter. I have developed since then, constant jaw pain when I open and close my mouth which I’ve looked up and could also be a symptom of ALS or something similar. I have a dentist appointment for it tomorrow and I’m honestly praying I have a tooth infection or something like that so I can be assured something else isn’t called that. I have a check up with a new primary care doctor tomorrow, don’t know if I should mention all this to him or leave it with my other doctor. Just super worried about everything right now.
  11. I didn’t think about the possibility of it being that, thanks! I looked up the locations and there are a few that sit right where it’s been sore so you’re probably right!
  12. I’ve been sick for the past week and since then my right jaw hurts when I open it too wide. Thought I could just be from me straining it somehow or from sinus pressure but a week later and its still the same. Now on the same side on the very bottom corner of my jaw under my ear is very tender. I don’t know if I’ve made it worse by pressing on it but it’s also been hurting for a few days. I haven’t had my wisdom teeth out so kinda hoping it’s that or sinus issues but the possibilities of it being something else has been worrying me.
  13. That’s Great! Yay for facing fears!
  14. If it’s happened before with the same symptoms it’s most likely a panic attack rather than a heart attack. Another thing is that heart attacks don’t get better, you don’t just calm down. They are unrelentingly and if you had one you wouldn’t be on here asking if you did or not. Take it easy and relax for a while, you’re most definitely exhausted from all that adrenaline!
  15. Good luck and Let me know how it goes! I’m sure you’ll do great! Mine is a week apart from yours!