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  1. I would take a few deep breaths here. You have the appointment scheduled. The doctor himself says he wouldn’t worry about it. And that the mammo is for your peace of mind. Doctors know what they are feeling. He wouldn’t have said that if he wasn’t confident. Yes - I had a breast biopsy once that both the ob and the breast surgeon told me was only happening because my mother had breast cancer in the past - that it all looked fine but we are doing it because of that. So basically over checking. I was so freaked out, I couldn’t think clearly and I had it done. And everything was fine. That is likely what is happening to you. Please stop checking it. No need to. The dr thinks it’s all fine and you have a test scheduled. No amount of checking will change anything and can actually irritate the tissue and make it sore or inflamed. And you don’t have to check to see if it changed. If it goes away, you will still do the testing anyway. Just let it be. Having your doctor be that confident is very reassuring. Also are you near your cycle? Because you are more likely to feel all kinds of things then if you are. Hope this helps.
  2. As I said, it took about 2 weeks to go away for me. The worst of it was maybe 3 days. However if yours is sinus related- which it sounds like it is - then as long as the sinus issues persist, you can expect off and on moments of dizziness. And the more you focus on it, the more likely you are to feel it. Hope you feel better soon.
  3. I have had bppv once before. Lasted about 2 weeks. Didn’t have any sinus issues at that time. However, sinus issues can cause dizziness as can tight neck and shoulder muscles. Did the dr check you for bvvp? They can do that- I had massive spinning and, because I didn’t know what it was, went to the dr. They checked me for it. Had never heard of it before. Since you are confirmed to have some bad sinus issues and you are taking the antibiotics and the dizziness is clearing up, though not totally gone, it sounds like it might likely be the sinus issues. And anxiety will increase the effects of dizziness as well so if you are constantly worried about it and checking for it, it will be more likely that you will experience it. Bvvp is harmless, just annoying. So regardless of it being that or your sinuses, it’s more an annoyance than catastrophic. Hope this helps.
  4. This is so true. Glad your symptoms are gone and glad to hear all is benign with your wife!
  5. I don’t know much specifically about meds but I know health anxiety is more seen as a form of OCD. I would talk to whoever prescribed you the anti depressant and ask about meds that are more helpful for OCD. I hope you are able to find something that works for you. As Ironman was basically saying, there is a lot of trial and error. Don’t give up.
  6. Home, home again
    I like to be here when I can
    When I come home cold and tired
    It's good to warm my bones beside the fire
    Far away, across the field
    The tolling of the iron bell
    Calls the faithful to their knees
    To hear the softly spoken magic spells
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    2. Cuchculan


      Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
    3. BeautifulDisaster


      And you run, and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking

    4. Cuchculan


      Racing around to come up behind you again. 

  7. I am sorry. I do not know about visual trailing. I have never experienced that. I have definitely experienced the dizziness, and I know it was muscle related - I saw a masso therapist who confirmed that. One time, I also experienced what Marc spoke of above. The dr diagnosed it as vertigo- same explanation Marc said above. The dr never said it was caused by stress exactly, but it occurred during one of the longest , most stressful times of my life so I do correlate the two. I have never had visual trails but I did recently have my first ocular migraine which an eye dr diagnosed. There was no headache pain as common with a migraine. I did have a lot of back and neck tension. No visual trails, but it was a light after image that would never completely fade and that stuck around for a few days. The eye dr told me stress is a major player in ocular migraines. Up to that point, I have never had any kind of migraine before, but I was prone to tension headaches, which come from stress and tight head and neck and shoulder muscles which are the same muscles that, when tight, can cause dizziness. For me, I believe they all have the same cause - muscle issues due to misuse and/or stress. Hope this helps.
  8. Yes tight neck muscles are definitely a cause of dizziness, and the anxiety that comes with it makes it worse- it makes your muscles more tense which only adds to the dizziness.
  9. Thank you for your response. I have done some searching on this and it sounds like they can take weeks to even a couple months to go away. I am glad to hear you were able to let it go. My child had what looked like an infected bug bite near the gland so we assumed the gland was from the bite - I can see the gland too though it is small. I, of course, want the gland to go away now, but from what I am reading, it sounds like it can take a long time - quite a few weeks and very common with a skin infection or bite. I appreciate you taking the time to respond - it is helpful.
  10. @tubelloabril- did it end up going away? How long did last? Dealing with a very similar thing - a posterior cervical node that was an inch or so away from an inflamed (mildly infected, I believe) bug bite. Was able to clear the bug bite infection at home - now just a lingering gland.
  11. Thank you - I actually have this going on with my child too. Did it end up going away? How long did he have it for?
  12. @AnneBoleyn- did you ever find out what this was? Is it still there or did it go away?
  13. First - congratulations on the new baby!!! second - I had this exactly happen to me. How you describe it was exactly the way that it felt - a thickening. It happened after my second child. The lacation consultant told me not to worry and have it checked at my 6 week follow up. I didn’t listen and talked to an ob in the practice who was at the hospital. Because my mom had breast cancer 20 yrs ago, she wanted an US. I get the US and they want a biopsy ONLY because my mom had breast cancer. I get it biopsied- it was a lacto- fibroadenoma. Perfectly fine. I go for my 6 week follow up and guess what - it was COMPLETELY gone by then! Completely gone! If I would have left it alone like the lactation consultant suggested, it would have been gone. i am betting it’s a fibroadenoma. Same thing I had. They came out and told me that it would have never been biopsied if it wasn’t for my mom. So I am not suggesting that would happen to you. I just want you to know that this exactly happened to me and it was nothing serious at all AND it went completely away. i hope this helps and I hope all goes well for you tomorrow. Enjoy your new baby. Everything will be ok.
  14. It sounds like a cyst which are super common before your cycle and can be very painful. They often go away when your cycle ends, and yes the pill can contribute to it. Also stress and caffeine as well. Cutting back on the caffeine can sometimes help. Playing with it will only bother it more. I would leave it alone and wait until after your cycle then double check. It will most likely be gone! Hope this helps.