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  1. I don’t mean to be harsh, but if you go to the ER they won’t send you home if they find something that would endanger your life. How do you know one test isn’t enough to clear you for serious heart issues. If there was anything wrong it would show on the ECG. Have they done any other tests during your previous visits? Taken blood?
  2. I had a similar issue that would bother me, it was cyclical with my period. Had a mammo and nothing found. Eventually the pain stopped. It was probably hormonal. We are not symmetrical, so just because you don’t feel it on the other side doesn’t mean it’s abnormal. I think we are all prone to poking and prodding when something hurts, but it only makes it worse. Leave it alone for at least a day, then a few days, then a week and see if you even notice it after that.
  3. There are lots of things we feel that don’t need a doctors opinion. If you overfocus on every sensation and run to the doctor every time something feels different, you will find yourself constantly seeking reassurance for one thing after another. Learn to let it be for a few days before trying to figure out what it is. Most of the time it’s just a normal bodily sensation that everyone gets from time to time and most don’t think twice about.
  4. Do you really think doctors do that? Nope. They call in other docs for opinions all the time if it’s something outside their area of expertise. They don’t look at test results and ignore something because they don’t know what it might be.
  5. A half a pound a week (which is about what you averaged) is perfectly normal and healthy rate to lose weight. If you lose it faster, you’re more likely to put it back on again. Slow and steady wins the race. Congrats for the loss! It’s not easy to do.
  6. One minute, one hour, one day at a time. Tell someone, ask for help, don’t try to get thru it alone. It may seem like nobody cares but most people live life without expressing their feeling, appreciation, love, etc because they just assume those things/people will always be there. Reach out to someone whether it’s a close friend, an acquaintance, or even a hotline if you can’t bring yourself to call someone you know. There is help out there!
  7. Our HA mind makes connections where there aren’t any. I have bruises on my legs all the time. No idea where they came from. If you had an illness that caused bruising you’d see them in places where we normally wouldn’t get bruises, not just on your legs, which get bumped often without us noticing.
  8. Well if it is you certainly didn’t catch it when you drove your mom around for errands. It wouldn’t cause symptoms that quickly. The incubation period is a couple of days to two weeks, meaning you wouldn’t feel symptoms until after that period of time. If you wore a mask and were careful about disinfecting your risk is very minimal.
  9. We are not symmetrical. Just because you can’t feel it on the other side doesn’t mean the right one is abnormal. Four ultrasounds in eight months should be enough to reassure you. I would not push for a biopsy. Your doctor would know if any follow up was warranted. Trust them.
  10. There really is no “high normal” if it’s within range it is normal. Different labs have different ranges so it’s hard to look online and compare your numbers to others. If you took blood every day at different times you would get different results. Again your doctor knows what they are looking for and when to be concerned. Stay off Google and listen to the doc.
  11. Think about it this way. You see one set of bloodwork results every 6 months, your doctor sees dozens of results every day of the week. Who would know better whether one off result would mean something bad? They know how to interpret results in the big picture. All we can do is look to see whether our number is within the range.
  12. Google is almost always wrong. How many times have you Googled and it told you something bad? I am thin and I can both feel and see my abdomen moving. It’s not necessarily peristalsis (food moving thru the digestive tract) but can be gas or abdominal muscle contractions. Stay off Google!
  13. Bodies aren’t symmetrical and if you look at a picture of the inside of the abdominal cavity you can see there are different organs on each side , some overlap and cross the midline and some don’t. Then there’s fat and muscle and connective tissue, etc...I don’t think it is anything to worry about.
  14. There have been more posts about ALS over the years than just about any other issue. Holls, who is on here once in a while and had her own worries about ALS says it best. ALS is failing, not feeling. ALS is not feeling weak, but failing at doing normal, everyday things like picking up your keys or using a fork or buttoning your shirt. Clinical weakness is different than feeling weak, so you can put that fear right out of your mind.
  15. It will happen, just take it one day at a time, even one hour at a time. You can get thru this! The Lexapro should be out of your system after a few days.