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  1. You aren't alone either. HA is terrible. We somehow have to find out way back to normalcy.
  2. TL:DR: Can Hemorrhoids Cause Minor Mucus/Stool Leakage So...life has not been a bowl of cherries lately. I won't bore you with all of the details, suffice it to say, my stress levels have been very high. I have hemorrhoids. I have had them on and off for years. Decades really...they started young, they run in my family. I sit at work, I could lose some weight... Anyhow, sometimes when they flare my butt hole (sorry TMI) itches. I try to keep myself from getting constipated and I work hard to keep the hemmies at bay. I'm so good at that with the fiber and water that I go #2 every morning after I wake up...like clockwork. Well, yesterday I was severly stressed (long story) and I felt like I couldn't go. I didn't push it (pushing is never good for hemmies). Later that afternoon, I felt like I had to go, was going to go to the bathroom to take care of business...but then work got crazy and I couldn't get away and the feeling passed. Last night before going to bed I went to the bathroom and realized that my butt was moist and there was like a small stain discharge on my underwear in the butt area. My skin all around was inflammed because either mucus or stool or both had leaked out. Long story longer, I went #2 (it hurt) and showered and realized I had a big 'ol hemmi. Sigh... Anyhow, I looked up Anal discharge and mucus and well...you know...evil doctor Google... Please talk me down from the ledge.
  3. Thanks Birdie...sending calming vibes right back atcha. "This too shall pass."
  4. So I was doing better and then my life became a Sh*t Show. I won't bore you (or trigger you) with the details but suffice it to say, I'm dealing with my mother and mother-in-law both having severe health problems with a sudden onset (like overnight)...and my dog had what the vet thinks was a series of seizures...which I witnessed, while alone...not good. I adore my dog. Vet has no explanation. Long story short...things are what they are and I know that things with my mom and mother-in-law are not likely to improve too much. AND there's a lot of sibling family drama. Oh and yeah, the pandemic, social and political unrest, you know...the state of the world as a backdrop. So I was doing good...and then bam...the burning skin reared it's ugly head. I've had other symptoms but for some reason that one in my groin area always freaks me out. It's all external so likely not yeast. I see NO redness whatsoever. I've had burning skin there and elsewhere before. I've had this before and it has gone away on it's own for no particular reason. I've been seen by my gyno before and trust derm before but not this time. No one ever found anything though they both prescribed some kind of cream which I never used and it spontaneously went away. I've switched soaps...and that helped. I have chronically dry skin all over my body so a milder soap can't hurt and it did help...I think. Anyhow, can someone please talk me down from the ledge.
  5. Welp, sometimes you have to switch antibiotics...if you call your doctor they might be able to prescribe another one. Even if this one has worked before, it might not always work. Also allergies will cause ongoing sore throats...they might want to give you an allergy med. I bet you'll be all fixed up in no time. I'd call though because your doc can get your feeling better faster that way. Keep us posted and hang in there.
  6. PennyPanic

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    I won't go into details because there's no reason to trigger anyone of us. Suffice it to say that my entire family is dealing with one health crisis or another right now. Between that and everything going on in the world right now, I'm tired. Just venting. Thanks for listening.
  7. I've recently started walking intentionally for exercise (almost) every day while listening to an audiobook or podcast or whatever. It distracts me and gets me to walk farther. On days that I exercise I feel much better physically and mentally. I'm not a super athlete or anything. I walk at my own pace and it's pretty relaxing and fun. It helps..a lot.
  8. Yes. It's not fun but it goes away. No clue what it is.
  9. Merry Christmas @jonathan123 and everyone. It's been a tough year and an especially tough holiday season. I've cried an awful lot lately but that might actually be good for me. Releasing the bad feelings helps to keep the anxiety away. May we all be safe and happy where ever we are and whatever we celebrate. I can't tell you all how much you've helped me in the past and continue to help me daily. I appreciate you all.
  10. Sadly, I don't think your fear is "weird" at all. Anything that opens too easily or isn't super sealed...well...I just won't use it. I think that's just smart. You never know. Regarding energy drinks...or alcohol in any drink. I think this is a requirement (check me on this) by law that it has to be listed on the label. Plus, you'd be carded (unless you look 80) if you bought a drink with alcohol in it. Like they card EVERYONE...no matter what you look like....no matter how much gray hair etc...in my area anyway. With that said, I personally don't drink energy drinks because (1) they taste awful to me (2) I'm not sure how healthy they are for me and (3) I seriously don't need more caffeine - again, that's just my personal preference for me. Your mileage may vary and you might love them.
  11. Great great great post...great post. Thank you for sharing that very valuable insight.
  12. I've had it for so long...I don't remember not having it. Sometimes it gets louder, sometimes softer...sometimes I think it goes away. I think allergies make it worse. I don't know. It's just there. It's amazing what we can get used to, I guess. Others in my family have it as well. One of my best friends has it too. I think it's pretty common. I have it right now. Didn't notice it until I read your post. 😊
  13. So this is a new one...or a sorta new one. You know like when you bite into a really hot and delish pizza slice? It's sooooo good...but it's so hot it burns the gum between your two front teeth and right behind it. It usually hurts for a day or so and then goes away right? Well, I have that feeling but worse. Here's the story...and sadly it does NOT involve pizza. So I love ginger ale...and I don't mean the ginger ale like you get in the grocery store that doesn't actually have any ginger in it...I mean the real stuff, with raw ginger floating around in it. It burns...it burns your mouth and lips and throat if it has real ginger in it. Yet, it is so good. Anyhow, it also takes away pain...or at least it does for me. Now kids, if you have pain, don't try this at home. You see, I have arthritis...and lately it's been acting up...so I've had a little more than my usual real ginger, ginger ale and I think that's what has caused this burning feeling in the gums in that specific area. It was really bad yesterday...almost couldn't sleep. It still hurts today...a lot...but is better. I will never ever ever drink that delicious ginger ale again...it's not worth it. It all seems clear, of course, I have cause and an effect to fall back on... but alas, I googled. Sigh... Words of encouragement would really help about now...if you have them.
  14. Honestly I've had it off and on for years in different places all over my body. Sometimes it goes away for months (or years). A doctor once told me the following "really bad things don't come and go, they get worse." So I hold onto that. I hope that will help you too.
  15. Well, I just came on here because I'm having the exact same symptoms and voila...your post and the responses just came up. So...at least you know you are not alone.