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  1. They will monitor things; you will be fine now. You are lucky to be where you are, so start thinking about positive things.
  2. The intestines are different than the colon. Digestive issue? I have lactose intolerance, so I know about the intestine pain that moves around. Constipation can do it too.
  3. If it's gas or a constipation blockage, it would be localized. Water might help with that to start with. That would NOT be CC for sure - that's a whole different scenario that's further down anyway.
  4. The digestive tract goes back and forth. It probably is gas or constipation.
  5. @Ryn079 - they checked for that, you are fine in the C department. As for the stool, that's something else - likely exacerbated by your stress.
  6. Are you sure it's just a muscle strain?
  7. It's a skill you have to keep working at. There will be times when stress and things might leave you vulnerable to panic/anxiety flareups.
  8. It takes time for Pepto Bismol to go through - at least a day to even start seeing dark poo. If you have not had a lot of bowel movements, you would still be seeing dark poo under your body clears it out. It's not a permanent condition by any means.
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    You will need to focus on what doctors tell you so you aren't worrying every time something comes up. If there is an ongoing issue, then you would tell your doctor so they are able to keep track and step in if something needs to be done. But - the goal is to sort out when to contact him and when to rely on your own self-talk to remember what the doctors tell you.
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    It's hard to do, but you have to keep reminding yourself that you will be okay.
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    A stomach bug is completely different, yes.
  12. Is there anyone who has been through this who can help you? This sounds like a form of survivor's guilt.
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    You said this: I saw my doctor a few days ago. He said he heard lots of activity when he listened to my stomach which I've learned is a good sign but I'm worried that that will change. He did not seem to think it warranted looking into it further at least for now. You are taking this message with a negative connotation so you can make something to worry about. You are worrying about something that "might" happen. What truly are the chances. I know we aren't guaranteed tomorrow, but how much extra worry is being created when it may not be ecessary?
  14. Floating poo isn't bad - it's just air.
  15. I would talk tou your dentist about the X-ray; don't avoid the dentist solely for that. They need to know your concerns. If something is wrong, they can adjust. They actually have a lead drape to put over you just in case. Generally, the dosage of X-ray isn't a lot. It could be swelling like the doctors said.
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    You have to stick with that news now. You can't get any better news.
  17. Are you really sure that this is "autoimmune"? I get numb by sitting a certain way. Remember what your doctors have said.
  18. Did she ssy anything about what to do about the low sodium? Vegetable juice like V-8 would help some and get you some calories. What does the medication do? Can you call back and ask questions?
  19. Nope - not throat cancer. There would be a lot more going on with the body if that was the case.
  20. It's not impossible. Just walking would be exercise. Remember, right after you wake up, you are technically in a panic state. It's a panic attack that wakes you up. If there is still a problem, contact your doctor.
  21. We likely have a more relaxed pattern of breathing when we sleep - we wake up with a panic attack, literally, and then breathing is all over the place. The masking would only be until you're over the pneumonia enough.
  22. Based on what you said, it was okay Friday, but then you were out in the allergens. There is a LOT of microparticles going on outside. I would bet being out there was a bit early....too soon after getting the shot. If you do go out, I would (Corona PTSD) "wear a mask" and see if it filters the air. Otherwise, I'd probably stay in and away from the irritants for a day and see what happens. It would be similar to a not-so-great air quality day in the summer. People with respiratory issues are usually cautioned to stay inside. Given that you are just coming out of walking pneumonia, you have to still be careful this early.
  23. I kinda wonder if there is an allergy in there with the anxiety. You were also going through the stress of the post-tornado and irritations from the air. There is a lot going on here, and you are still recovering, so I would trust you have been told. If you have to contact the doctor who gave you the antibiotics to let him know you might need to see him again, then that would be good - hopefully not expensive.
  24. 6 oz a day? I am surprised you didn't pass out. I nearly did when I had blood drawn once....almost blacked out and was sweating profusely. They blamed it on dehydration in the ER. If everyhting is fine in that area, your kidneys are good. They were probably having conniptions from lack of water. Your urine color should help you determine how water is. You were likely not going much if at all before.
  25. It's probably similar to what would happen if you had a large pimple that kept filling up again. There is some kind of skin sack (must be the lining of the pore that grew due to the acne or the stone) that can come out. It's harmless and probably needed to go since the stone is out. Skin tags are just that - they do have a bit of circulation since they are skin, so they do turn purple if you mess with them.