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  1. I am so sorry you are going through all of this. Two health scares like that would make anyone anxious and scared. I'm glad they caught your dad's melanoma early and you got a clean bill of health. About your mom, I would be very worried too. But Bobnat is right, thyroid issues like that can be cured although I understand why you are worried, they found it out of the blue, they have to find out what it is and you just got over the scare with your dad and now this happens with your mom. It's scary and stressful. Sending good vibes your way.
  2. Health anxiety is a beast. To me it sounds like the lump in your throat is a classic anxiety symptom. I was worried about my thyroid and I got a feeling of a lump in my throat. It didn't help when my endocrinologist said he thought I had a goiter (labs proved it was a slightly larger than normal thyroid). Also anxiety can do a number on your stomach. When that happens to me I'm so wound up I have to make myself eat and one time my anxiety got so bad I had nervous vomiting. One thing I do to take my mind off of things is listen to music and try to keep occupied so I have to focus on something else other than the HA. I hope you get to feeling better soon.
  3. Yep. I get it bad when I don't take my meds, if I'm really nervous or now that it's getting colder, too many blankets in the bed. Since you aren't having drenching ones or other symptoms I wouldn't worry too much. Take care
  4. I agree with Doxie. It sounds like indigestion to me and like Doxie said if it doesn't go away it wouldn't be a bad idea to see a doctor just to see what is going on. Don't consult Dr. Google. Have you also tried taking an antacid or stomach meds to see if it improved on those? Take care.
  5. Music helps me a lot. Also for the health anxiety one thing I do is stay off Dr.Google as much as possible....I once ended up taking half a dozen pregnancy tests because I read you could test too early or that the hormones may not be detected at all. Big mistake. Since the CT scan looks okay I wouldnt be worried. The referral and MRI is just to be safe and to possibly get a clearer picture of what is going on. My tips are to listen to music, stay off of Dr.Google and try to keep your mind occupied to keep the anxiety at bay. I hope everything goes okay and take care.
  6. I always feel like crap after a panic attack. It leaves me mentally and physically exhausted and too wired for sound that I cant sleep. Mine are getting worse so I'm thinking of going back to therapy to learn how to deal with stress in a more constructive manner. I listen to music to calm down after a panic attack and it helps clear the mind. Queen levels me out. I hope you gwt to feeling better soon and take care.
  7. Since the scan was normal but his liver enzymes are a bit elevated it sounds like the doctor wants to have a specialist check your brother out to see what is going on. Your brothers liver looks normal so that's encouraging. The specialist should be able to give a clearer picture of what is going on. Take care.
  8. If your blood work is good and you don't have swollen lymph nodes then it isn't lymphoma. I think the biopsy was ordered because you tried the hydrocortisone and it didn't go away so they are looking to see what is going on so they can give you the right things to treat it with. I can understand the fear because there are diseases that look like one another and that start out as minor things, but If the dermatologist isn't too concerned about lymphoma I wouldn't be. That is one thing I do to help manage my HA....if my doctor doesn't seem concerned then there shouldn't be a reason for me to be. Take care.
  9. Nope, never heard of anyone getting cancer from an MRI.
  10. I think they use contrast for a head MRI. I'm not exactly sure but when they did mine four years ago they had to put in an IV so some thing like that was used. MRIs can be scary but they're painless and there aren't a lot of long term effects from having one done. Take care.
  11. Just heard back via email. Anxiety was through the roof because everyone has been really good at getting back and when I called to ask when the second interview was I didn't hear back despite calling twice so alarm bells went off. Sorry for the false alarm.
  12. I feel like a mess. I went to get my meds adjusted and the doctor toyed with the idea of benzodiazepines. I don't tolerate Valium at all and I hate the idea of going on these things. I am trying to get a second interview and going to it doped up sounds like a disaster. The adjustment on my meds isn't working for the anxiety at all and I feel like I can't handle anything. I knew it was bad but I didn't think it was to the point benzodiazepines had to be discussed. I just feel like a mess....and a failure because I'm losing it.....I got the depression under control but tbe anxiety just came roaring back.
  13. I did get to see the lab and the lab director said if I was still interested we would move forward. I got a call today saying I have to do a cultural interview which will be scheduled. I was really impressed and he said make sure to answer their questions as best as I could. Also getting my meds tweaked because I've never had nervous vomiting. Thanks everyone for the encouragement and I'll keep you posted.
  14. At Joeteeku, the reason I didn't feel comfortable bringing up the firing was that it was more of a "I don't like you, I think you're a stupid idiot" type of firing than a "You really did it this time" firing . Now I did do something that had the potential to be serious but I talked with people in my field and they think it was extremely unlikely someone was hurt because of me as we never had to do follow up testing on people who I worked up (My former employer did check it and got the exact same results I did...if anyone checked my work I would go back and see if mine was the same as theirs) . At my current hmjob we have a,new technique for doing the very thing I got fired for and I love It. It's much easier to do and it helped me prove I wasn't the idiot my ex employer thought I was so I did fix that part.However my ex employer used the whole incident since she thought I was stupid as the firing. She hated me and waited for a screw up. This one is known for selecting targets and bullying them and I was the unlucky one. She was even told I was autistic and I had a meltdown in her office over fear of getting fired (shortly before the actual one) and she kept demanding I look her in the eye. She did a lot of psychological damage and to the folks I did talk to who know her they do think the firing was unnecessary (retraining would have fixed it as no one got hurt and it was a near miss). That's the long story short.
  15. Thank you. I did talk with my mother and she said if they offered to let me visit then they haven't given up on me yet. I thought a phone interview would be easier but it was just as nervewracking. I did tell myself at least they didn't see me sweat or pace over the phone so it could have gone over a lot worse. But I do have confidence issues. I have tried writing and it does help work out what is going on in my head, I have thought about going back to therapy as the job hunt has been more stressful than I hoped. Thanks for the encouragement.