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  1. Anemia can cause elevated ESR levels.
  2. My father (may he rest in peace) whenever he went to the doctor and had an occult stool blood test, evidence of blood always showed up. No cause was ever found and the doctor said he must have a slow leak somewhere. He lived to 93.
  3. When I was around 25, I used to get panic attacks once in a while, and I once ended up in the ER and my heart rate was 140.
  4. My wife is a pharmacist and she takes high blood pressure medicine and has had no side effects.
  5. Propranolol is very well tolerated, so I would not worry.
  6. It is highly likely your abdominal issues were caused by the anxiety in anticipation of your dermatologist appointment.
  7. I have coughing fits too. Mine are from GERD and post nasal drip. In addition, I get vomit burps from GERD sometimes.
  8. Over the counter medicine such as TUMS will help. Our GI physician has told my wife to use them in addition to OTC medicines such as Prilosec and Nexium, if symptoms persist.
  9. I am not a physician, but it sounds like GERD to me. I have known a few people who had pancreatic cancer and they had severe abdominal pain. Stomach cancer is pretty rare in general and especially if you are not middle aged or elderly. Not eating will make you lose weight.
  10. It would be wise to end all speculation and see a GI physician.
  11. Glad to hear you are OK. My dermatologist gets me in a few days at the most too.
  12. My cousin had his gallbladder removed and continues to have off and on pain like he had before his gallbladder was removed. He had some additional tests which were negative. The GI physician said some people get phantom pain after the gallbladder is removed and he is one of them.
  13. MARC


    Welcome to the forum.
  14. Welcome to the forum. I am very sorry to hear you are going through this. Are you seeing a mental health professional?