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  2. Hi All! Has been a few months since i have visited since i had been doing pretty well! My pregnancy is going along perfect, am almost 35 weeks now 🥰. Ready almost to meet my babyboy! so in the beginning of my pregnancy i noticed a single swollen lymphnode in my right axilla (armpit). Its a pea sized firm mobile lump deep in there, mostly palpable arms down, not very noticable when arm is up. Doctors felt like it felt quite innocent but sent me for an ultrasound anyway. Ultrasound did not find the node at all, just wrote ‘no space occupying process found’. So, 5 months later and recently my hormones have been playing up a bit more again and hence, so is the anxiety. I felt my armpit again yesterday and i feel like it got a but larger... especially laying on my right side i feel like its at least twice as big! When up straight ik not too sure, maybe a little bigger.. arm raised again hardly noticable.. so is it time to revisit the doctors? Demand another ultrasound? Or just leave it at the conclusion they made months ago?
  3. My wife was also diagnosed with a fatty liver. She is on a special diet called Optavia and has lost 30 pounds so far, with a bit to go.
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  5. Just got home from the ultrasound and my gallbladder is good but I have the beginning of fatty liver so I need to work on my weight loss. I don’t have the results from the thyroid yet but it is currently under review. I am so hungry right now because I could not eat before the ultrasound so food is definitely my next step.
  6. It’s late so I’m stressing a little about the ultrasound but thus far I have been okay with the thyroid. I am also a little concerned about the ultrasound for the gallbladder but it’s more about the fact that I can’t eat or drink water until I get the scan.
  7. It seems like all is being addressed and time will tell the outcome 🙂
  8. I've also been reading and some say it could be Capillaritis or a vitamin c def
  9. A very heartfelt thank you to everyone that has responded every time I fly off the handle. Had my first therapy appointment yesterday and my therapist is nice and he is going to try to see me once a week. He complimented me on my coping skills (I have started walking to clear my head and it really helps). I went to my doctor today and I didn’t see her instead I got an internist but she was kind enough to listen to me about my concerns and turns out I do have a hemorrhoid and I got a cream to help heal up the blisters from the wipes. I have an appointment tomorrow to check on my thyroid because I have goiter like my mom and my gallbladder because they saw a stone or two when I had the stone hunt last year and they are following up on it. I am a little concerned about my gallbladder since one of my aunts and a cousin had to have theirs removed but that’s a bridge I am going to cross when I get to it.
  10. Has anyone found out what might be causing these dang things yet? Getting them bad on my lower legs now. I've had them now for about 15 yrs but sometimes there horrible like cover whole body just had blood work done 3 days ago and every 6 months and they say all looks good when I Google of course it says leukemia freaking out
  11. Scratching when it's hot out or in the shower can cause this.
  12. Has anyone found out what might be causing these dang things yet? Getting them bad on my lower legs now
  13. Definitely there are a lot of conditions that use therapy dogs and this service is very common in such cases all around the world. But usually, it costs a lot and you have to take a rather long course. Instead of that I always recommend to buy a puppy. I've done it and I've never regretted that. Of course, that is a great responsibility, such as feed questions, you have to go for a walk every day, buy different toys, collar, and so on. Even beds are important for a pet, but nowadays the internet is full of online stores and reviews like this one(, for example, where you can in 5 mins choose the best one and purchase it. So If you can spend time with your pet at least 1 hour a day I recommend you to buy a new friend.
  14. You have more chances by far to be hit by a car or to make a bad fall just walking in the street than to come down with an exotic virus that has a fatality rate below 2%. There's a hype right now about the coronavirus that brings about quite an hysteria. The common flu is much more of a health problem than the Covid, Sars or Ebola...
  15. If you had leukemia you would be bruised all over, not only in one spot. You would also be extremely fatigued, most likely feverish, you would be bleeding from the gums, you would lose weight rapidly... Nothing what you describe. And you don't need to hit something to get a bruise, sometimes a blood vessel bursts for no reason and a bruise ensues. You're fine! 😊
  16. If it's ALS you're worried about, let me alievate your anxiety right away. If any weakness related to ALS should kick in it would most likely involve one foot that you couldn't raise anymore regardless of how hard you'd tried and with absolutely no feeling nor tingling or numbness about it. In any case it wouldn't involve both legs at the same time. It's what's called limb onset and it's always about a limb, not two limbs at the same time. Besides, perceived weakness (what you describe) had nothing to do with clinical weakness which only a doctor can diagnose.
  17. 1. Anyone ever get heart palpitations or flutters when the are floating or treading deep water? It’s like the buoyancy effect from the water makes my heart float and it results in palpitations every time. 2. Anyone ever get a palpitation when they jump on a trampoline or jump rope or do a jump squat? Once again, it’s like the “reduced gravity” is making my heart float and it freaks out. Both things have happened to me. It’s not from fear or anxiety. I enjoy water activities and exercising, but the heart flutters have me frozen with fear. I see a cardiologist yearly. My heart has no anomalies or defects. I’m really having a hard time right now. I feel like a slug from not really getting in a good workout and I can’t enjoy water activities anymore with my family.
  18. I know a few people who have MS and tingling was not a symptom they had.
  19. That can be a side effect of alcohol. Maybe eat food when you drink next time and see if that helps.
  20. I hope this passes. This is the worst I've felt in a long time. Coughing on and off now and my chest hurts so bad. I have never had a sinus infection this bad before.
  21. Did you drink some water before you went to bed? It could be dehydration.
  22. Had some drinks and like always I’m awake with a racing heart in the middle of the night again. I hate this. It’s enough to make me want to say no more alcohol. It does it to me EVERY time.
  23. Sounds like your sinus infection is trying to get into your chest. Happens to me every time I get a sinus infection. Robitussin dm helps to break it up and Help that tight feeling. Stop listening to the media. They are hyping it up. My pediatrician told me that coronovirus is just like a REALLY bad cold and wasn’t a threat unless you were very old or very young or you have an underlying medical condition.
  24. I think I might have found a fix... which is hydrogen peroxide to break up the junk. First pass got some hearing back!
  25. Ugh. Came down sick on friday: sore throat, mucus in head and throat, ears hurting. I was starting to feel better today but as it got later in the evening theres a lot of pressure in my chest, ears, and neck. I get this weird dizzy, pressure sensation in my chest. My anxiety is through the roof that something back is going to happen. My chest feels heavy, tight, and it hurts. I used to work with people that went back and forth to China. I saw a couple of them a month or so ago when I had to pick something up from the old office. Went to urgent care today. Barely looked at me and said it was a bad sinus infection, but it doesn't feel like one. I hate this. She did say my lungs sounded good. But reviews on the place aren't that great.... but they would take my insurance.
  26. I have many of the same as you. Mine started as a young child as well—was witness to verbal and physical abuse with members of my immediate family. I began with mealtime and food aversions because for some reason, the abuse always occurred then. Then it went into panic attacks because I feared if I didn’t eat, I would starve and die. I soon feared throwing up, because I was having to force myself to eat. Thus, began the health anxiety. Age 8 for me.
  27. Hi Zazz. You are going though a difficult and hard time. But you know that. How do you fight something that uses your own tactics and turns them into anxiety fuel? Exactly!! That's just what you are doing. There is an expression, 'when in a hole stop digging' and it's true. You are digging away like crazy. What I am going to say may sound just as crazy, but give up the struggle. STOP FIGHTING 'IT'. You can never win that battle. You have turned your mind into a battleground with opposing forces fighting each other. Fear of what might happen and the desire to get well. Giving up is not 'giving in', no way!! But flighting and struggling with 'IT' must stop. There is a book available on Amazon that became my Bible. Many on here will remember it and have it. It's 'Essential help for your Nerves', by. Dr. Claire Weekes, who is sadly no longer with us. I have written articles on this and if you look under 'Articles' on the site they may still be there. She talks of 'Facing' our problem head on. No running away in distractions. The main part of her teaching is ACCEPTANCE. Now this is far from easy. When you are being battered and got at by 'IT', accepting what is happening may sound strange. But by accepting and not fighting you calms down the constant flow of adrenaline (the fear hormone). It may come as surprise to you, but your body is behaving perfectly normally IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES. You create fear and your body goes into the 'fight/flight mode as it did with our ancient ancestors. They had something to fear. YOU are not being chased by a big hairy Mammoth!!! We have only ourselves to fear. Fear breeds fear. You have said it all in the quote. You stop it by allowing it to come. Crazy? No!!! Give 'IT' permission to come with all it's apparent horrors. Talk to 'IT'. Ask what it want's of you, what lesson it's trying to teach you about your life. It always is but we have to see it. It's not a monster trying to get you, but a demon of your own making by adding fear to fear. Demons thrive on fear. As for self worth, well, that always takes a knock in anxiety. But why do you feel that way? Never be afraid to post on here or feel you are annoying people. YOU ARE NOT! We all often feel that way. As a human being among millions of other humans you are unique. There is no one like you in the whole world. Your thoughts are your own and unique to you. Being sensitive is NOT ridiculous. You see what you are doing? Knocking yourself down, denigrating yourself in your own mind until you come to believe your own lies. And they are lies. Big ones. You have friends and relatives around you, but they will respond better if you show some sign of making a real effort. Get the book and read carefully. Dr. Weekes was considered an authority on anxiety and panic. Take care. Be kind to yourself. Stop knocking yourself down, and, above all TRY and accept what's happening. Blessings. John.
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