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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.
  13. I am happy to hear you are feeling better.
  14. MARC

    blood clot?

    My contusion was so bad that blood leaked into my foot area internally and lasted for months and you could actually see it.
  15. I get the same thing sometimes and mine is related to sinus and post nasal drip/mucus issues.
  16. MARC

    blood clot?

    A number of years ago in the early morning around 5am I got up to go to the bathroom and tripped over my dog's bed in the hallway. I got up and there was a swelling on my leg the size of a small golf ball. I flipped out and got dressed without taking a shower and got in my car and sped to the ER at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson Maryland. I was convinced I had a blood clot and was doomed. I ran red lights and was really moving. I got to the ER and they examined me and gave me an xray and said I had a contusion. It took months to heal.
  17. I know another person who is in a long-term marriage. He is 70 and his wife is 65. Both were born in the USA and have been married around 35 years or so. The man has told me that he has not had sex with his wife in a very long time. He says she belittles him when he is home and she spends tons of money on shopping. There 2 kids are grown and out of the house. He has no money and can only eat 2 meals a day because of her spending. I know another man who is 46 and his wife is 44. They have 3 or 4 kids. They sleep in different bedrooms and he has not had sex with her is a while. She too belittles him and blames him for everything. She also gives him the silent treatment quite a bit. Now, in my opinion, you are better off being alone then in these situations.
  18. My internal medicine and GI physicians have told me to not look past today.
  19. There was a recent study that came out that stated being single can be more beneficial to your health than being married, which contradicts prior studies.
  20. Sometimes being alone is better than being with someone who treats you poorly. I know someone who is 73 and his wife is 58. He is from the USA and she is from South America. They have been married for around 15 years. He met her online. If he does something she does not like, she lets him have it. I have seen him have black eyes, bruises, etc. I asked him why do you stay with her? He tells me he had been alone before he met her and he would rather stay married, then be alone. She verbally abuses him too and he is afraid of his own shadow. I personally think he is an idiot, but to each his own. He is better off being alone.
  21. I would get together with some family or friends so you won't feel alone.
  22. MARC

    Plane fears.

    I am happy to hear you are back and in good shape.