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    It seems like all is being addressed and time will tell the outcome 🙂
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    Positive update: got everything checked. Everything is okay. Just happens. Think positive, stay positive
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    My anxiety typically centers around health for the most part. My sister many years ago suffered from agoraphobia and actually stayed at home for an entire year. Eventually she snapped out of it and began to function OK. She never got therapy for some reason.
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    I suffer with severe panic attacks that can come on at any point in any situation which causes me to isolate myself sometimes. Throughout the past year though I've been trying to stay as busy as possible giving myself less time to think which I think has helped a bit! Health for me is something I obsess over when I think there is something wrong and definitely affects me the worst.
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    That makes sense, and I think it's pretty common for those of us with multiple forms of anxiety disorder. I personally deal with a bit of social anxiety, though nothing too severe, alongside health anxiety. I *think* that's really all I deal with. My social anxiety used to be significantly worse, but I fixed that myself before I even started experiencing health anxiety.
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    Yeah, I get it! Hope you feel well soon!
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    It’s muscular. She pressed on an area in my sternum and I nearly came up off the bed. Thanks for caring!
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    Had the ultrasound today . All was normal! Feeling very relieved
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    If your doctor thought it was serious, she would have told you so. I have had a number of health scares and we all worry, so you are not alone, so don't be too hard on yourself.
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    I'm sorry that you're feeling scared. First off, it's totally normal to be nervous for a pelvic ultrasound. I just had one a little over a week ago and I definitely had to work through my anxiety. What worked really great for me was bringing my phone into the ultrasound with a small set of earbuds and listening to some spa music while they did it. It was SO much better than lying in utter silence while hearing them type, click and beep away on their computer. Highly recommend. Secondly, there are a lot of benign conditions that result in bumps or lumps in your uterus. Fibroids are super common, cysts too and occasionally polyps. If your very experienced doctor isn't worried than I wouldn't be worried either! You can do this! And it will be behind you before you know it.
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    From experience, if you are showing symptoms that could be colon cancer (or crohns/irritable bowel disease/ulcerative collitis), they'll send you for a colonoscopy. If you've have pretty severe IBS - colonoscopy to make sure its nothing else, since there is some crossover in the symptoms of IBS and crohns. Even if they are 99.9% sure that your symptoms are not crohns or colon cancer, they will send you for a colonoscopy. That is likely how people in theres 30s got a colonoscopy. I had one when I was 21 for that exact reason. My GP was 99.9% sure that I did not have crohns, but he did not want to risk the chance that it was. The colonoscopy itself is not particularly pleasant, and so I would not go for one unless there is a medical need to do so. But if you are showing symptoms, and you are concerned, yeah, you can try and ask for one, but I wouldn't do it for the sake of it.
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    What was wrong with the replies here? Just curious, since the post is nearly identical.
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    Hair can grow anywhere on the body, although it is less likely for it to be there, that doesn’t make it impossible. Anywhere a pore is, which is everywhere, a hair can pop out of. That is especially true if you are a hairy individual. I myself am one and have some where I really hate having them. I wouldn’t fret much, hair can be pesky little things 🙂
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    I've had this! It sucks and I'm sorry that you're dealing with it. I have never gotten a proper reason for why I get a sensation of a uti without the actual infection but it happens about once a year and has lasted for weeks and weeks at a time. It's very uncomfortable and feels exactly the same as having a bad uti. Have you had a urine analysis done? That really helped calm my nerves because I knew for sure that there was no infection. I have often wondered if I get some form of bladder irritation or inflammation that causes this. With time, it slowly goes away on its own and eventually isn't a problem. Hope this will be the same for you! Also, if it's any help, you can order uti test strips on Amazon and keep them for when you feel like this. I found great comfort in testing at home and knowing I was ok. It helped me focus less on the symptoms and let it go.
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    Palpitations and rapid heart rate are not uncommon, in general, when taking benzodiazepines, including Clonazepam. Take listed side effects with a grain or ten of salt, because they often aren't what you think. Serious side effects are often associated with allergic reactions, which can include rapid heartbeat, but I'd say those are most likely to occur alongside other more serious symptoms as the result of an allergic reaction. Hives, inability to swallow (swelling), etc. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you're concerned, but I'd say one of two things is likely: 1) it's coincidental and there is no direct link so you're fine, or 2) it's a normal side effect of the medication which may disappear over time. I'm not a medical professional, however, so that's why I suggest asking your doctor or pharmacist. I often forget that I can ask my pharmacist about medications and their side effects.
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    Tell #anxiety and #depression to go away. You are loved ❤️
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    I'm a pee'er. Apparently one can train themselves to ignore the feeling, I've never believed that is healthy. As soon as I feel it a tiny bit, I'm off to the bathroom. Even at night, I get up 3 or 4 times and if i drink water, or tea in the evening, watch out. I can pee once and before I leave the bathroom feel like I could pee again. Could be absolutely nothing at all other than being a bit hyper aware of that little spasm/feeling.
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    @Nat1996 isn’t horrible. Lol i have been doing acupuncture and i see a difference in my negative thinking , its not that bad anymore. I couldnt relax the first time having a needle on my head Lol bit after a fee sessions i can see its working. Last night tho, the needle on my head got sensitive so this morning i fel tensed. Like i could feel my legs and arm wanting to curl up and was just thinking it was the needle on my head hahahah. my doc will omit putting a needle on my head from now on. She says that will help
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    That’s exactly why it’s happening! I know how hard it is. I’m going through something now too, I’m obsessed with it. Health anxiety is torture! Try and distract yourself, I’m sure this is all anxiety,
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    Thank you so much for being so kind. I'll let you know as soon as I know. Nothing so far, I'll call tomorrow and see what they say. Fingers crossed it's sooner rather than later --------- Update (added as edit to not bump the thread unless someone wants to talk to me?): Derm still wants me to come in. I sent a message over the patient portal. I messed with it a little and injured it (which was way easier than I expected but clearly the skin had stretched so much that it was fragile) and it bled and deflated. That's gotta be a hemangioma... as they can very much do that... pretty sure melanoma doesn't. Sorry for everything.
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    Does it help you to be able to come here? If yes.. please keep posting, support is a 2 way street. When worried I tend to clam up, it took me a long time to be able to post about my son. Even though I tend to pull inward, it helps me to read other's worries because it makes me realize I'm not alone. Kind of twisted but it's how my brain works. Please let us know when your dermatologist apt is. 🙂
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    Thanks for kinda going through this with me. I probably shouldn't have roped you all into it too.
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    It isn't your fault, so there's no need to apologize. And I would like that as well. I'm exhausted.
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    I'm sorry I didn't know. 😞 i just want you to have answers so you can rest your mind.
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    I have to have my PCP refer me for my insurance to cover it since I've already seen the derm in the last 12 months.
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    I am sorry to hear that. Can be hard ar rimes like that. to have a person you loved just lifted from your life. Can only hope you find peace. It can be found with time. I am sure there is still so much in life you have to offer. Wishing you all the best x x x
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    Just saying hello. Nothing more really. Sure I shall enjoy this site and the fact that a new merger is about to happen makes all the more worth signing up.
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    Hi. Kay. You have bravely undertaken a difficult task. Both you and Gilly need support. Most of the old gang seem to have disappeared. It may not be realised by many how important a site such as this is. It's now virtually world wide. Anxiety is on the increase and that's a fact. Our lives are subjected to more stress than ever before, and I often wonder if we were ever made to cope with such pressures. Anxiety is the inevitable outcome of prolonged stress. When I came on here, what is it 6 years ago, the site was a lot more vibrant than it has become of late. Now no one is to blame for that. It happens because so often old arrangements tend to outgrow their usefulness. Change is important because it can renew enthusiasm. You and Gilly are to be thanked for what you are doing. I for one really appreciate it. Take care.
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    Zazz... you're concerned about a lesion on your skin, it is a responsible, proactive, adult decision to have it looked at.
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    That's quite ok, just breathe and let the doctors talk. Don't assume they are going to think the worst of you. Because they are there to help.
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    Morning and welcome Cuchculan:)
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    My wife is a pharmacist and she told me that many people are sick right now with colds, flu's, viruses, etc. It appears you are one of the many that feel ill. Give it some time and you should begin to feel better.
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    I don't have any kids so I can't comment to that. I know other women have experienced a heavier flow (including a few cousins) after kids, and it was normal. Let us know what your test results come back as! Hopefully it's just a change 🙂
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    I like pretty much all genre's.Sometimes it's good to just smile.I apologize in advance lol.
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    A small reaction would = a positive here. Let us know how it goes. I have some great vegan chicken nugget recipes 🙂
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    Is it skin testing or oral testing? If it shows negative, I'd ask for an oral challenge test!
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    When I had my basal cell carcinoma removed by the Mohs surgeon, I asked him to look at a few other spots while I was there and he said they all looked fine. I then apologized to him if I seemed a bit paranoid. What he then said in response to me I will never forget. He said to me you are not being paranoid at all. In fact a little paranoia can be good as it may one day safe your life. Enough said.
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    There it goes. This came out in 2018, the hardest and worst year of my life. I appreciate it for keeping me somewhat sane.
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    I'm glad it's gone 🙂
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    I’m a huge hypochondriac! I can literally hear someone in public talking about some disease or something that someone they know has and I’ll start thinking immediately “you know what, I can feel something like that too!” Or “wow now that I think of it I’m experiencing that right now, I need to google.” My thoughts very easily manifest into real symptoms and it can be extremely difficult to deal with! I have experienced the pins and needles all over my body soooo often including my head which I ALWAYS think is something terrible but all these years later and I’m still fine. I hope this helps a bit!
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    One thing that helped me is acceptance. Accepting that it's harmless, and that it's happened before and will probably happen again, and I'll be fine. Yes, it's very frustrating when it interferes with daily life. However, it still isn't the end of the world, and these things do happen, unfortunately. It's just a fact of life for folks like us. Another thing that helped me is, as odd as it may sound, welcoming the panic attacks. When I feel one coming on, I don't pay it much attention. Yes, I try to use coping and grounding techniques such as deep breathing to mitigate it. But if it's going to happen, it's going to happen. And I say "bring it on, mother fudger!" I let it do its thing and go on about my day to the best of my ability.
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    Missed everyone! Hope you're all great!
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    OMG I have missed everybody SO much!!!!!!!!!!! I have so much to vent about LOL.....
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    Thank you for all you do for us Gilly. ❤️
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    Glad to see the site is back up too! Always great support on this site!
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    You are so right. Ya'll are family to me. I'm so glad this website is back. I've missed ya'll.
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    This might help you understand a bit more. It doesn’t sound like Fibromyalgia though (to me). I think just purely built up tension and anxiety. https://www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety/symptoms/burning-skin-symptom.shtml
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    I was going to give a link to something hilarious. But it won't copy and paste the link. How do I do that? Oh well. I'll just hand type the link, hope I don't screw it up (you have to look at the faces of the people too!) http://www.buzzfeed.com/h2/fbsp/getcoveredillinois/the-15-stages-of-self-diagnosing-yourself-on-the-internet Hopefully that comes up as a clickable link and hope I typed it right.