Global Moderator
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Ironman last won the day on June 1

Ironman had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

55 Excellent

About Ironman

  • Rank
    Global Moderator

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Computers, Music, Foreign Languages

Recent Profile Visitors

959 profile views
  1. I would have to say - after my issues in July 2016 - Google at least helped me get to a doctor, despite not knowing what I was going through. I had a really bad sinus infection. People noticed that half of my face was distorted. I just felt like I had a sinus infection. Well, I get home from a men's group meeting and am watching television. In that side of my face (the left), I start losing the vision in half my eye (the lower half). It would fade in and out - from normal, to a half snow-pattern to black. It happened twice and I start looking up what is going on. I also had half my tongue swollen. It said I was having either allergies or a heart issue and it said - go to a doctor. Well, it was 1am at the time....I ended up going to the ER since they were the only ones open. I couldn't let it slide. I had a sonogram done and the fade happened a third time resulting in an eye hemorrhage (burst blood vessel). Numerous tests (I will probably post about this more when it comes up), but all they found was an elevated blood pressure. Long story short, I ended up getting a general doctor, put on blood pressure meds, and the whole episode was due to allergies from a bad electronic air purifier. I turned it off and within 24 hours, everything was gone but the hemorrhage in my eye. That took time to disperse. That would be a legitimate reason to go to a doctor. If you think the symptoms are mild and will pass, there is no reason to worry.
  2. Eek - more ominous. Lifting things aggravated it. I have issues like that when I shovel snow if I am not careful. Lift with your legs, not your back.
  3. Did you stretch out after that activity. Soreness can be from not doing that. Your muscles went through all that activity and then nothing. Lactic acid builds up and causes soreness.
  4. Have you tried analgesic cream like Ben-Gay, Aspercreme, or Sportscreme? Ibuprofen doesn't seem to react to muscle issues since it's not directly nerves. If you pulled a muscle, you still kind of need to GENTLY stretch it so it doesn't cramp.
  5. Yep - work through and let pass. We make it worse only with our imaginations! We are creative people :).
  6. We want to believe our anxiety instead of be willing to test it.
  7. It doesn't have to be.
  8. Nope, it's natural. It's muscular and deals with use. MRIs wouldn't pick anything up. Neurological stuff is different, too. I think what we have is harmless. Everybody has had writer's cramp at one time or another. The more we write, the weirder it is.
  9. I get that, too, especially while writing. It's like I grip a pen too hard when I write or something. Writer's cramps still happen for those who handwrite lol.
  10. I have a weird tingling like that in my right heel. It started when I took a shoe off after mowing my yard. It feels like something tore, like a muscle or tendon. Gently stretching seems to help as long as I don't go too far.
  11. I wonder if there is a basic trust issue with anxiety like this.
  12. I would say that if it is still ongoing, like MARC said, I would see a doctor.
  13. Yeah, I don't think what you are seeing is pancreatic cancer. At a minimum, you hit a blood vessel or cut somewhere, but who knows.
  14. That part of the anatomy is sensitive. There are other muscles involved down there. You might had trauma to the muscles. Stretching gently would help as long as you are not swollen. That would be a doctor problem, but it looks like you are past that phase and just lingering pain.