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  1. It can be. You didn’t cough up blood from your chest/lungs. If it came from your nose, you had a light bleed or blew it hard enough to make it bleed.
  2. The air can be quite dry during the colder months or if there is heat or AC on. This happens to me often during the winter. Nothing to worry about. Perhaps try a neti pot if you have one or use a humidifier.
  3. The side effects are your body doing what it needs to do, don’t think of it as a bad thing. Your body is making antibodies to fight off the invader and the muscle pain, fever, etc is a completely normal response.
  4. I had a similar issue and went to PT for at least 4 months. It is probably not going to resolve after one or two visits. Sometimes it can even get worse before it gets better. Give it some time and maybe give PT a try. Mine was caused by weak muscles on the opposite side of the pain twisting my pelvis. I never would have thought it could be something on the opposite side. Let the experts do their job and give your body time to heal.
  5. What makes you nervous about them? Doing your own research is fine but you really must be able to vet the information from reliable source. Both hubby and I have worked in the pharma industry and I’d be happy to answer any questions I could for you about r the vaccine. We know how to read the research and digest it so others can understand it.
  6. I haven’t but my 86yo dad has gotten both and had no issues at all.
  7. Only certain sites have the vaccine and regular doctors offices and blood draw centers are not one of them, at least where I am in IL. There is absolutely no way this could happen.
  8. Trace is so common there would be no reason to change anything based on those results. That’s why they didn’t tell you to do anything or follow up in any way. Palpitations are so common in anxious and non-anxious people and are usually of little concern. Everyone has them, we freak out about them because we have HA.
  9. It’s normal because almost everybody has some regurgitation. They still report it as a baseline to compare against future tests. Don’t use that MD you got on Google to diagnose yourself, you are not a cardiologist so you cannot deduce that what is on the report is abnormal.
  10. It’s like starting all over again, the meds may actually increase your anxiety temporarily for the first few weeks before leveling off in your system. Give it a couple more weeks and if it doesn’t get better, maybe talk to your doc about trying a different med.
  11. I think your last sentence answers your question. There is a reason his jaw is sore, you made a rational connection to getting his molars. Don’t let irrational fear of something that’s not there take over.
  12. Merry Christmas to you, Jonathan, and all who celebrate it. My anxiety always increases around the holidays, this year is no exception, but it hasn’t been quite as bad because there is little expectation to have a big Christmas as usual.
  13. Don’t believe what you read on social media. Any time you think “I heard, or someone said” take the information with a grain of salt. Meaning most people don’t have the facts about whatever they are talking about. The chances are much lower than 1 in 300. A quick search on a reputable site says 2 in 100,000. Not every site will have exactly the same numbers, but you can absolutely put the numbers you read in the trash. Unfortunately many people on social media are only on there to spread false information and scare people.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!