For the last couple of weeks I have been experiencing episodes of what I believe to be panic/anxiety attacks. I occasionally smoke marijuana and recently, shortly after smoking I would experience a tightness in my throat that would make it difficult to breathe as well and as if I would need to vomit although having no stomach ache. This would last for anywhere up to 30-40 minutes until I would feel more calm and be able to breathe. These symptoms bothered me and forced me to quit smoking after years of doing so. However, over the last few days I have been experiencing such symptoms while completely sober. I am a 22 year old male not overweight and have no history of any such medical problems. These episodes begin in the blink of an eye where it feels as if my subconscious breathing is thrown off. Sometimes while starting to talk or even while doing nothing at all. I won't be thinking of having an attack or having something in my life that is stressing me out. Immediately I find myself hyperventilating and get a nauseous feeling in my mouth although my stomach feels completely fine. I get the urge to get fresh air or just move and do something. IMO, my breathing is what causes and is affected the most by this problem I'm having. What makes this worse is that I have had somewhat of a phobia of vomiting for most of my life. These attacks recently have lasted from a matter of seconds to minutes long but are much more frequent throughout the day and sometimes every few minutes. Nothing in particular triggering them at all, all during normal activities for me. Now that the idea of such attacks is my mind at all times I fear them and it certainly cannot help me getting through this. Please help as it is truly becoming a burden and have no clue what to do.View Thread
I've had 3 blood tests done within the past couple months.[br>[br>The first blood test I had was done a month and a half ago and my Total protein was 7.7 G/DL, Albumin=4.7 G/DL, and Globulin=3.0. The lab work was done at a smaller regional facility. This bloodwork was done as a general checkup.[br>[br>The 2nd blood test I had done was for life insurance reasons and this was done roughly 5 days after. But during this blood draw, the tech who drives around doing the blood samples was extremely sick, unsanitary(didn't wash his hands), coughing everywhere, and very unprofessional. And this is when I became paranoid that perhaps I caught something from him (needle stick accident, dirty needle, etc.)[br>[br>I got the results from the labwork (Quest) and noticed that my total Protein was 8.4 G/DL, Albumin=5.3 G/DL, and Globulin=3.1 G/DL.[br>[br>How could my Total Protein levels have increased that shortly within 5 days? These results made me even more paranoid in that perhaps I had caught something from the tech.[br>[br>I took another blood test from my general practitioner (26 days after the above incident) and also took a 4th Gen HIV Duo test as well. The HIV test came out negative. But my Total Protein was 8.3 G/DL, Albumin=5.2 G/DL, and Globulin=3.1 G/DL. This blood work was also done at Quest.[br>[br>How is that my Total Protein went up that much within 5 days? Or do different labs produce different numbers?[br>View Thread
Hello everyone. I am a 31 year old male in pretty good health my whole life. About 4 weeks ago I started having discomfort in the RUQ of my chest. It was more of a "Did I pull something working out?" kinda pain. About two week later it started getting worse like a dull ache/throbbing pain. I went to a walk in clinic and they immediately sent me to ER for an ultrasound of gallbladder.
ER ran an ultrasound, labs, and a CT scan. I was diagnosed with gall bladder polyps, small in size, and referred to a surgeon for elective removal. Surgeon ran a HIDA scan with negative results and 70% ejection rate.
By this point I was living on 8000 mg of Tylenol and advil a day combined to keep the pain away so I could work. Only other symptoms I have developed is one case of the runs, loss of appetite, and fear of foods causing these pains. Minor nausea only. The pain persists.
About every 3 days the pain will go away like nothing happened then come back again for no apparent reasons. I met with a family doc and they ran more labs for CBC, Hep panel, and H. Pylori. The labs from ER came back with elevated liver enzymes and high hemoglobin. Still waiting results for more recent labs and have been referred to a gastro for follow up checks. No doctors have given me any indication of what this may be so I am at a loss looking for help. I was sure it was gall bladder but no other symptoms related to this I am not sure. I eat fairly well with no red meat and lots of vegetables, little dairy.
Any thoughts of what I may be experiencing? The pain last night started hurting below right shoulder blade between middle and side of my back. I still think it's gall bladder but doctors do not.View Thread
My testicles(not the sack) fluctuate in size and firmness. Some days they are a bit bigger and more firm and...
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My testicles(not the sack) fluctuate in size and firmness. Some days they are a bit bigger and more firm and hard and other times they are smaller and less firm and harmd more soft i guess. Is this normal? 27 years old
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