MARC

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  1. I have had PVC's for many years off and on. The cardiologist I saw told me that when they happen very frequently, say, 20,000 per day or you have underlying heart disease, then they may be of concern, or someone may need to be monitored more closely or undergo more testing.
  2. I have pretty bad post nasal drip quite a bit and get nausea too. My GI physician has told me that in many cases the cause of nausea is never found.
  3. I would try banana's, watermelon, avocados, spinach, salmon, lentils and Greek yogurt.
  4. My wife gets very painful leg cramps at times and needs to walk around for a while before they go away. The doctor said not to worry.
  5. One of the best tests to check for any upper GI issue is an EGD according to my GI physician who is the head of the department at a large regional hospital here in Baltimore. The test is very low risk, very quick and will help alleviate any speculation and worry. I had an ulcer in my lower esophagus around 15 years ago and the EGD diagnosed it. I have had an EGD many times with no ill effects.
  6. Good luck at winning at any gambling. I used to gamble, and I knew many people who gambled, and you will go broke in the long run. Gambling is OK once in a while as long as it does not get out of hand. The casinos are not in business to lose money.
  7. My GI physician told me once that many of his patients come to see him and think they have a large tumor growing inside of them when they actually have nothing seriously wrong with them.
  8. Anyone would be upset or worried so don't be too hard on yourself. A friend of mine urinated bright red blood for around 2 weeks and a cause was never found. You may have an infection. When I was 25 I remember going to the bathroom and when I wiped the tissue was covered in blood and the toilet bowl water was all red. I had an immediate meltdown and had myself dead and buried. It turned out to be nothing serious.
  9. My ears click a lot when I swallow. My ears ring, especially my left ear, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I told my ENT and internal medicine physicians about it and they stopped talking for a second, looked at me and then said they have it too, so I have learned to live with it. Sometimes it is more noticeable than other times.
  10. My friends wife had ALS at 61 and my clients brother in law had ALS at 71. The woman's first symptom was sudden arm weakness and the man's first symptom was slurred speech. In addition. ALS is an extremely rare disease with only 5000 diagnosed cases per year. Compare ALS incidence with cancer and heart disease and there is no comparison.
  11. They can be either PVCs or PACs. I have been to the ER with them and the ER physician asked me if I was under a lot of stress. I had follow-up tests. I had an echo cardiogram and a cardiac CT scan which were both negative.
  12. I would look into TMS therapy which is geared toward treatment resistant depression. It is FDA approved and I know of someone who was in pretty bad shape who it helped. It may be worth a chance as you have nothing to lose.
  13. My physician also told me that the typical first sign of a brain tumor are seizures.
  14. Many years ago I was getting tingling and crawling sensations on the top of my head. I got nervous and talked my ENT physician into giving me an MRI of my brain which showed nothing. I was told that stress and tension in your back neck and shoulders can cause head pain and odd head sensations.