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  1. It happens. I've been dealing with some of these recently as well.
  2. I agree, unlikely a brain tumor. I've also heard that, what MARC said. The reason being that a brain tumor, when it's large enough to cause pain, is definitely large enough that it's almost certainly causing other more telling symptoms of such a tumor. Sinuses, allergies and tension are all much more likely - and any combination of those three will exacerbate it. Poor sleep habits / quality can contribute to frequent headaches, as can too much caffeine, alcohol, etc. I'd recommend daily stretching and other exercises. Take it easy at first if you're not used to it, don't overdo it.
  3. I agree, call the pediatrician if unsure and concerned. But if it's deep in there and you have to dig for it, it's probably normal anatomy, IMO.
  4. There's always a reason, but the reason isn't always obvious, nor does the reason always require immediate (or any) attention.
  5. You sure do a lot of self checking / testing that I've never even heard of... 😄 Just being funny of course. In all seriousness, I'm glad the doctor was optimistic.
  6. Smaller than a pea? If it's a lymph node then that's a normal size and you don't need to do anything about it, IMO. But obviously I'm no doctor, and you can definitely take him to the doctor if you see fit.
  7. I get similar issues from working on a computer every day, and pretty much every day for the past 20-something years. 😛 I also tend to prop myself up on my left elbow when on the couch, and that causes frequent aches/pains in my left elbow and shoulder. Asked my doc about it once and she said take Tylenol or Ibuprofen if the pain is too much, but otherwise don't worry unless it starts to affect my quality of life. So far so good and I don't even take the OTC pain relievers for it.
  8. One of my relatives is a respiratory therapist at a large hospital, and he's seen COVID patients from mild to the unfortunately fatal infections, day in and day out during the peak of the pandemic. While he's not an infectious disease expert by any means, his opinion (based on what he's seeing now and what he's heard) is that the vaccine is much less effective against the delta variant. However, no one is at fault for that, if it is indeed true. That's the nature of viruses and mutations. Take care of yourself, maintain social distancing, practice good hygiene, etc. You'll be fine. We can't 100% prevent the illness no matter what, but there are steps we can take to try and avoid it - vaccinated or not.
  9. All these numbers fluctuate on a daily basis. If you were to check them every day, the results would be different each time; sometimes by quite a bit. That's just how the body work.
  10. bin_tenn

    ER visit

    Hey, @MARC! Sorry you had that experience, but thanks for letting us know how you're doing. I hope you feel much better soon, my friend.
  11. Well, that's definitely not helping matters... 😄 You know what you *think* you know from Google. But the problem is that the information we find on Google is rarely ever tailored to our individual health situation. It also rarely exposes the complete truth about another person's health when discussing their own diagnoses.
  12. Asking your dentist about it at a routine visit is fine, IMO. I agree it sounds benign, but we all know it isn't that straightforward when you're deep in the throes of anxiety. I hope you can find some relief soon, and I hope the dentist can alleviate your fears.
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    I took a low dose statin (Atorvastatin) for a while a few years ago, and I had no issues. I stopped taking it because my cholesterol was normal (per my doc's recommendation), but unfortunately I never took the time to check a few months later to see if stopping the statin was okay in the long term.
  14. Twitching in a muscle that you don't recall twitching before is not any indication of a problem. The fact is that any muscle CAN twitch, and it probably will at some point or another. Given the soreness / stiffness, I say it's quite likely you've overused the leg muscles, thus causing fasciculations. Probably one of the most common causes of twitching.