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  1. I remember around 12 or 13 years ago, I was sent to a Moh's surgeon to have a basal cell carcinoma removed from my nose. I remember asking the physician while I was there to look at a few other spots I had to make sure they looked OK. He said all looked good and I then apologized for maybe seeming a bit paranoid about the spots. He then responded to me and what he said I will never forget the rest of my life. He said, you are not being paranoid at all, and in fact a little paranoia may be good as far as your health goes as it may one day save your life.
  2. Odds are you don't have a stomach polyp. I would discuss your symptoms and concerns with your physician and then possibly a mental health care provider who may also help you feel better.
  3. Welcome to the forum. The symptoms you describe could be attributed to anxiety and stress. Losing weight may make you feel better, because as you age, obesity can impact your health adversely. Your tests have all been negative which is good. I would try to practice relaxation techniques and see if that helps. L-Theanine and magnesium may help relax you. Talking with a mental health care professional about your symptoms and concerns may also help.
  4. Any chest pain can be stressful. I am sure you have been told not to smoke. My wife once had chest pain, sweating and she threw up. She thought for sure it was her heart. She went to the ER. She was released from the ER as it was not her heart. It turned out to be a stomach polyp which got tangled up and caused the pain, which was uncovered by an EGD. So this shows that chest pain is not necessarily heart related.
  5. I recently had a staph infection on my right hand. It was from a scratch. I went to my dermatologist and he looked at it for a second and prescribed me an antibiotic and steroid creme. He told me many staph infections are caused by cat scratches.
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    My wife is a pharmacist and she said propranolol is typically well tolerated.
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    She takes it as needed.
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    My sister has taken 10mg of propranolol and it has helped her in stressful situations, with no severe side effects.
  9. I take Melatonin every night to help me sleep and it has really been a big help to me.
  10. I have known a number of people who had ALS and pain in there hands and feet was not a symptom they had.
  11. Over the years I have had some actual health issues and they are no picnic to deal with either.
  12. A number of years ago I had crawling/tingling sensations on the top of my head. They persisted off and on for a while and I got a little concerned. I went to my ENT physician and I talked him into giving me an MRI of my brain. For the insurance to pay for it, I had to say I had tinnitus. The MRI was clear and the tingling and crawling sensations were attributed to tension in my neck, back and/or shoulders.
  13. I have told this story before on this forum what had happened to me many years ago when I was 25, but it is worth telling again. I was going to the bathroom and when I wiped, the whole tissue was drenched in red blood and when I looked in the toilet bowl, the water was all blood red. I had an immediate meltdown and had myself dead and buried. I went to the doctor and it ended up being a hemorrhoid.
  14. I believe mucus is more indicative of IBS.