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  1. My stomach gurgles and makes noises quite a bit and my physician said that is normal.
  2. It may just be anxiety or in some people there blood pressure drops when they stand up suddenly, which can cause shortness of breath or light headedness.
  3. Sometimes if I wake up suddenly, I will feel weird for a while, but as time goes on I begin to feel better. I try to take deep breaths too which helps.
  4. MARC

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    Welcome to the forum.
  5. I will tell a few more stories. When I was younger, I lived at one time with 2 other guys. One of them was a manager at a storage facility. Three men were storing drugs in one of the units, which my friend did not know about. In the middle of the night, 2 of the men came and removed the drugs and left. My friend at the time was newly married and had a 9 month old baby. The remaining man came in the next day and of course found his drugs were missing and confronted my friend and accused him of taking them. My friend of course knew nothing about the contents of the unit, but was shot and killed over the missing items. He was only 29 at the time. I went to the funeral and it was horrific and his wife really never fully recovered and passed away years later at 46 from lung cancer and never smoked. Other family members took care of the child. The family who lost there son had another son who passed away from a brain tumor as a teenager. My wife had a sister who passed away from a brain tumor at the age of 6. Her mother never recovered and used to check my wife's eyes all of the time as her daughter who passed away became cross eyes from the tumor. I had a client of mine who had a benign brain tumor come back twice and he thank goodness is fine. I had another client of mine who got run over by a tractor trailer as he was getting out of his van and after extensive rehab, he is much better now. It is amazing he survived at all and they never caught the person who ran him over. So again,. it is best to try to put things in perspective, as things could always be worse.
  6. I try to put things in perspective. Everyone feels beaten up and down sometimes. Some more then others. I have a client of mine who has an organization that helps people with disabilities. I was there last year and saw a young man with no arms and had fingers coming out of his shoulders. When he went to eat, he would stick his head in the plate and eat like a dog would. He drank out of a straw. He has a decent attitude and has a job. Another woman there is blind and is a dwarf. She takes the bus everyday to a job. Her attitude is pretty good also. There is a person I know who has MS. He is in his 50's. He used to be a workout guru and was a tough guy. Now he used sticks to walk and wobbles like a top. He swims everyday and credits that with keeping him out of a wheel chair. His attitude is pretty good too. I could go on and on. When I see these people, my problems don't seem near as bad as I think they are.
  7. Why do you have suicidal thoughts?
  8. I had a friend of mine once who attempted suicide but failed. He told me that the psychiatric nurse in the hospital told him it will aggravate people more if you are alive as if you are not around, you will be forgotten pretty quickly. This guy had a real string of bad luck. He lost his job, his wife cheated on him, which he actually witnessed and then he got in a car accident. The pressure got too much for him, so he tried to hang himself, but someone walked in on him and stopped it. He got the proper treatment and is doing OK now.
  9. My GI physician told me that the internet typically shows the worst case outcome and to stay off of it if possible. A friend of mine has a son who is an ER physician. He says patients come to the ER and try to tell him what is wrong with them.
  10. I would try witch hazel and Cortizone 10 as I have hemorrhoids too. I have pain, itching and burning. Be sure to keep the area clean.
  11. I saw my dermatologist yesterday and he said they are nothing to be concerned about. I have a weird shaped brown spot on my right arm and he said to not worry about that either.
  12. I have never heard of heart failure or pulmonary hypertension at age 24. If you are concerned, I would contact your primary care physician and talk over your concerns with him or her. Pulmonary hypertension is quite rare with less then 20,000 cases per year.
  13. I used to get tingly and crawling sensations on the top of my head. I had an MRI of my head done and all was normal. My physician told me that tension in your back, shoulders and neck can cause odd head sensations and headaches. This may well be your problem.
  14. I am going to see my dermatologist this Thursday and I will ask him about them and let you know what he has to say about them.
  15. I am glad to hear you are OK.