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  1. Welcome to the forum. I would go to a dermatologist as it may just be a skin irritation or something similar. Stress can also cause skin breakouts. I would not jump to conclusions and speculation. I once went to my GI physician and had myself diagnosed with an illness. He told me to stick with being a CPA and let him do the diagnosing.
  2. That is good news, so at least you know the diagnosis is correct.
  3. Any health issues are not fun and I have had some persistent ones myself and it can be very stressful at times.
  4. I would see a dermatologist as they are tbe experts in skin issues and would know what are your best options. When I had a skin infection and basal cell carcinoma, that is who I saw. Studies have shown that is who should diagnose skin issues.
  5. I think you need to rely on the surgeon. Another option is to get a second opinion.
  6. I have seen a reddish type color in my stools when I ate beets.
  7. Welcome to the forum. I have known 2 people who have had ALS in the last 5 years. One woman was 62 and passed away in December 2020. The other was a man who was 72 and passed away in late 2017. Both of their initial symptoms were slurred speech, and they had no twitching. Try to also remember ALS is an extremely rare disease with only 5,000 new cases per year diagnosed. Compare that with heart disease and cancer and there is no comparison. I would not worry.
  8. I would try Melatonin or CBD gummies.
  9. In June 2021, I suddenly started throwing up and got a pain radiating from my abdomen to my back. I got nervous and I ended up in the ER at St Joseph Medical Center in Towson Maryland. I arrived at 5am and was taken back. My wife was allowed to come back with me. A CT scan was ordered with contrast of my abdomen and pelvis and blood and urine samples were taken. They also checked my cardiac enzymes. I was released at 3pm and had lost 10 pounds. I had an EGD the following week which was negative. They chalked it up to a virus, but who really knows for sure. I thought it was my pancreas and I may be a goner. Anyway, I hope you feel better soon. You may just have IBS or diverticulosis. However, I know it is hard not to worry.
  10. My wife is a pharmacist and has been on Lisinopril for 10 years with no side effects. She said there are many other blood pressure drugs besides Losartan. She said it is pretty common to develop a cough from Lisinopril.
  11. I have been going to my ENT physician for 30 years and if I ever come in during tax season he says to me what are you doing here as you should be in your office doing taxes.
  12. Good luck and I am confident you will be fine.