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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.
  15. Pressure above the eyes sounds like sinus or allergy issues to me. Chills could be a virus or stress. Reflux could be something you ate or stress. I get vomit burps sometimes and start choking or coughing. Try tums as they help me.
  16. Back in the summer of 2019, I started having pretty bad pain in my rectum when I went to the bathroom and it was harder to urinate too. The pain was so bad that I had to pace around afterwards and there was blood too. This persisted for a few weeks and eventually I had a scope which showed I had hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. Eventually the pain, the blood and the difficulty urinating subsided. I now use AD ointment which helps quite a bit.
  17. The feeling of things going down your throat may be mucus or post nasal drip which I have. You may also be having acid reflux which can make your throat feel oddly. I sometimes have to swallow a lot because of the excess mucus I have. I also get tickles in my throat and have to cough.
  18. I had an ulcer in my lower esophagus around 15 or so years ago. Since that time, I have recurring bouts of nausea. No cause has ever been found. My GI physician has told me that in some instances, no organic cause of nausea is every found.
  19. My wife's reflux has gotten worse, even though she has been on Nexium for years. She recently had another EGD, which showed nothing unusual. Both her and I have a hiatal hernia, which can make reflux worse. She was told to take Tums before bed, in addition to Nexium and it has helped her.
  20. This past winter we had mice in our kitchen. One morning while I was eating breakfast, I saw a mouse out of the corner of my eye scurry to the left of me on the kitchen floor. I set 2 traps with peanut butter and the next morning one mouse was caught and the next night, another was caught. I set 2 more traps and there were no more thank goodness. I would not worry.
  21. MARC


    Welcome to the forum.
  22. Cancer would not shrink, so in that regard you are in good shape.
  23. Speaking of the dentist, I have an appointment this Monday to replace a crown which popped off. I will let everyone know what they soaked me for.