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Doc, wanted to follow up here...ALso just rated our last exchange as it looks like I forgot.
No worries. I saw a doc while i was traveling. apparently i have a corneal ulcer which was a result in overuse/sleeping in contacts...they put me on antibacterial prescription drops.
It's a lot better now. Need to take the drops another week and i can wear a contact again in the left eye in about 10 days...
Yea. There is something else I wanted tot alk to you about.
I don't know if this is in my head or not but I have veen working remotely the past few days and I feel kind of weird when I wake up but after I take a shower and eat feel normal. By weird I mean kind of queezy or semi-nautious I guess. I haven't had any drinks or anything the night before either.
On a second note the area around my crotch feels a little itchy lately. I am wondering if the tinea/lsc might be coming back. I looked at the skin though and it looks normal. Might it be from the pubic hair down there which is now very long as I havent shaved or trimmed it in 4 months?
Just felt a little off when I wake up but it disappears within an hour or two after i wake up...been like that for 3, 4 days...i just want to make sure it's not related to my worst fear...
i am scarred, even horrified to do that
I know it's not ideal...maybe one day I will have the courage to do it...I just don't have that courage right now.
I noticed some discomfort in the buttox area while sleeping the last two nights. Upon further examination this morning I noticed there is a pimple there...is this anything to worry about?
A pimp meaning a bump that feels a bit tender/sore on my buttox. It also had a whitehead on top of it.
Hmm...I read this article though on webmd...one of the things it says causes folliculitis is my worst fear?
Got it. But I then have to ask why would Webmd publish something like that if as you say it's not really true? Webmd on the surface seems like a somewhat good site/portal for medical info that one would want to just quickly google to learn more about.
Out of curiousity, how do you the pimple has pus?
Ok I trust you so will believe it. My scalp has also been itchy lately...esp last few mos, i dont have dandruff though?
at certain point during day...it's weird sometimes not itchy at all and then sometimes out of blue vvery itchy
So I saw the dermatologist a couple hours back...he looked at my buttox area and my scalp...said buttox looks normal...but i told him my whiteheads must have popped because he couldnt see anything there and told me the skin looks fine.
He then had this super bright light on ceiling which he turned on and examined my scalp for the itchiness. he said scalp was very healthy but then when i pointed out a few areas to check he noticed a couple small bumps/scab. He said this was nothing to worry about and if it was foliculitis it would be painful, not itchy. But then when i asked him if its normal to get bumps/pimples/scabs etc on fore head he said not really and mentioned can sometimes just be cause by bacteria in fingers and such or a problem with something inside your body that is portraying itself on skin/scalp (at which point my worst fears came up)
What do you make of this?
By you mean something wrong inside body? I did not as I got really nervous...and i know you think that webmd article shouldnt have mentioned the worst fear as a cause but i thought back to that
He described them dry areas of skin, pimple like.
What is your gut take aside from what i told you he said
ok seems like you are pretty confident in the lack of correlation to the worst fear?
I know I know, believe me...I hope i can muster up the courage to get it done this year. Just at this present moment I dont.
But i do it seems have real problems right? Between the recent scalp/buttox issues, to the stomach issues to the tinea issues...but you have always steadfastly believed none of this is related to the worst fear. I completely trust your opinion but I am very paranoid and just want to be reassured. Has any of the symptoms I have described to you in past 4 months given you even the slightest doubt about my worst fear?
Got it. Thx.One last question, if you use a condom, what are odds of catching something like worst fear? Again havent had intercourse in 3+ years
I started to eat a little bit lighter and concume a little less calories since last sunday and excercised a few times and have been feeling a little nauseated through certain parts of the day at times over the past 4, 5 days...what's up with that?
semi-dizzy, nausea type feeling...it gets better after i eat something or have drinks etc...it seems to have started when i have started eating salads for lunch and drinking diet drinks and cutting out coffee the past week
ok...to be safe should i get a blood test/cbc?
Ok...so you dont think anything of relation to my worst fear?
Feeling nauseated today too Doc and somewhat dizzy...am starting to get worried
Like I am worried I might faint/lightheaded. Coming in spurts. I just feel off.
I am sorry Doc I dont know how better to describe. I will I guess say lightheaded as the best adjective I can use.
yea sitting and walking
Not like this
should I go to the ER or wait to get an appointment from my PCP?
I hope you are right...I am worried I might die in my sleep or something
I don't know I feel weak and dizzy and nauseated today too...don't know what's going on
you there doc?
What if all this is is the onset of my worst fear??
why do you ask i meant
Doc I still don't feel that great. I don't have a fever or anything but feel nausea and unusually hungry in mornings sometimes.Also feel lightheaded at period throughout day. The interesting thing is that if I have alcohol in evening i feel back to normal.
like 3 to 5 drinks...usually wine, maybe some beer
i see and would i have other symtpoms if i had the worst fear?
ok but i haven't checked my white cell count in a few months now. WHat if they dropped since the last time i checked which was 2 months or so ago
so u think it would have dropped in the 3 years since i last had sex well before this year if i had the worst fear?
I have only had unprotected oral sex though and from what i have read, there have never been any reported cases of it transmitting that way?
So you think I might just have a flu or something?
well Doc I went to the ER last night...
No fever, pulse was fine as was heart rate (they did an ekg), blood sugar was a tad elevvated (120) but i had just ate an hour before. CBC looked good, wbc was 9.3, rbc was 4.84. Only things that were a bit elevated were alt and ast but those were both down from last time. ALT was 83, AST was 53...
They couldnt put their finger on what was causing me the nausea and lightheadedness but prescribed me some zofran
i knw i know. I actually felt good almost the whole day yesterday until about 7pm and through dinner.
I also feel sort of lousy this morning
Ok but I do feel lousy this morning. How will therapy cure that or my recent nausea and lightheadedness which are real
ok, what is your recommendation on how to get better from my recent symptoms?
the feeling where u feel like u might want to vomit but actually don't...as for lightheadedness feeling when i walk where i feel like i am walking on water
Ok, I need you as my real doctor out here!
That means I wish you practiced where I live so you could be my pcp, it was a compliment
I don't know if this is related to my nausea and lightheadedness but the last 3 mornings my stomach hasnt felt that great when I woke up but got better as the day went on...
ok i guess i woke up with a stomach ache and also felt really, really hungry