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  1. Eww yes, I actually had this happen twice in the past month. I felt stomach acid go all the way up to my throat and into my mouth.....I was freaking out, trying to swallow saliva to neutralize. There was definitely burning going on in my throat. It was definitely from something I had eaten.
  2. Everything was fine. I was worried about the doctor screaming about cholesterol, but that didn't happen. :)
  3. I learn this the hard way. Water also helps counteract the lactic acid after outside activity. I have a bit of lactose intolerance sometimes, so the cramps help eliminate so to speak. Muscles are good, but they can be a pain lol.
  4. Muscular twitches are more common than you think.
  5. Twitches are likely muscular. Blood tests would have registered something if the muscles had issues. :)
  6. Yeah, bats are big. It was likely a sting. Bats also would bite or scratch. It doesn't sound like either of those happened.
  7. This is once of those things that seems to be progressive - things just don't happen overnight. It's not worth dwelling on 24/7 because you miss out on life along the way. Just monitor symptoms and if they go on for a long time, then see a doctor.
  8. Don't let the CoVid arm stop you from getting the second dose. Just let them know. Over-the-counter stuff is supposed to work. That'll be as bad as it gets. Pfizer seems to be the best one out there so far.
  9. I had Pfizer, too.
  10. You likely wouldn't have a worse reaction that what you have already had.
  11. You will kind of have to think yourself out of a habit you got yourself into. The pains you have are from the anxiety nerves. There seems to be some depression creeping in, too. We have these meltdowns and then it is from nothing. We focus on the wrong things. If you really had cancer, you could get help from a doctor. Think yourself as fortunate that you are fine in the moment and that if something happens, you know who to turn to. Be kind to yourself, too!
  12. Try hydrating. Muscle twitches can be from dehydration.
  13. I knew someone (he's age 51) who didn't have his full sense of smell back for four months. Your heart rate is from the anxiety - Corona doesn't affect the heart; it affects the respiratory system. The only thing you should monitor is your lungs and the sinus. Keep in touch with your doctor if anything changes. It doesn't sound like it would get much worse at this point. The India Variant (I'm not PC these days) is weaker than the Wuhan Coronavirus. At this rate, we may have an American Variant develop, too :(.
  14. It can. Coffee, well caffeine, actually dehydrates. Also, after the Corona slump in trying to get back into shape....with all the coffee I drink, it actually messed me up while running to the point I had to take an antacid before running because it would slosh up and down lol. I am okay now, but it was scary thinking that I'd have to take an antacid before every run. Stomach cramps can occur with nerves. I do remember in my most extreme anxiety periods, it felt like cramps and I just couldn't eat - nausea persisted. Drinking water is good for all the muscles. Colon cancer isn't in the stomach, so there is no problem there. The stomach is pretty resilient - picture how it can handle hydrochloric acid all the time! I would be more worried about an ulcer than stomach cancer, but ulcers are caused by bacteria.
  15. It shouldn't last that long. I did some reading from the Centers for Disease Control/Prevention, though you should not on this topic (to trigger anxiety). I'll tell you what I found. As davide.h said, it is actually common. You CAN take an antihistamine for the itch or an aspirin for the pain. I do remember being told that when I got my vaccinations. This was back in April and May. They also watched for immediate effects. It also said DEFINITELY GET THE SECOND VACCINE AS DIRECTED. But, when doing so, DEFINITELY tell the doctor that you had Covid Arm and tell him which arm it was. They may switch arms for the other vaccine. Then, you follow the same protocol. Again, what you are experiencing is not rare. The fact that your reaction is delayed is also known. Enough people have had this to know it is an effect.....not totally harmful, just uncomfortable.