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16 minutes ago · rapid thumping sound in left ear in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Hello @shieldandguide,
I’m so glad you’ve joined Connect – welcome! You may notice that I moved your message to the ENT group as we have several members talking about similar symptoms, and I'd like to connect you with them. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to find your post.

As you go through this discussion, you’ll meet a few members who’ve talked about a condition called pulsatile tinnitus – a type of rhythmic thumping or whooshing, like a heartbeat, that only you can hear. Here’s some more information from Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/symptoms-causes/syc-20350156

When did you notice your symptoms, @shieldandguide?

23 hours ago · 3 week pain clinic in Digestive Health

Hello @ginnyodie,

I’d like to provide some more information regarding Mayo Clinic’s Pain Rehabilitation Center (PRC).
The 3-week program is intended for adults whose chronic pain is a major health issue and who, because of pain, have experienced a significant decline in functional abilities, mood and quality of life. Each PRC employs an integrated team of health care professionals trained in many areas, including pain medicine, physical therapy, psychology, occupational therapy, biofeedback and nursing.

The two-day pain rehabilitation program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota teaches adults with chronic pain the skills they need to self-manage their pain. The program uses a cognitive behavioral model to teach people coping skills to manage pain, with an emphasis on improving function and reducing unnecessary health care utilization. It doesn't include physical or occupational therapy, or medication management for discontinuing pain medication. https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/pain-rehabilitation-center/services

At present, Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists who work with the PRC are conducting clinical trials of new ways to diagnose and treat gastroparesis. For instance, researchers in the Enteric Neuroscience Program are studying the underlying mechanics of the digestive system, including nerve reflexes between the stomach and brain, as well as new methods of gastric biopsy to better understand the underlying causes of gastroparesis. https://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/enteric-neuroscience/program-projects?_ga=2.120607240.1253461798.1570995580-1699395448.1566397261

Here are two Connect discussions about the pain rehab. program that might interest you:
I'd also like to invite a few members who have talked about their experiences with the Pain Rehabilitation Clinic – please meet @joanmahon @titansmistress @tazscott @pammaw @tomb1

@ginnyodie, would you share a few details about how you’ve coped and managed thus far? Do you know if there’s a probable cause (diabetes, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, other autoimmune disorders) for your diagnosis?

1 day ago · Bacteria in Digestive Health

Hi @trellg132,

I’m tagging @faithful55 @travelgirl @mrsrlp @destructiveforc @lisa1030 as they’ve written about H. pylori, and might be able to provide more information.

6 days ago · Do AFIB episodes cause brain fog? in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi @jmb73,

There's a growing recognition that people with afib may face an increased risk of thinking/memory problems, known as cognitive impairment – trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating, making routine decisions. According to researchers, there may be several reasons for this link:

– Very small, silent strokes where tiny blood clots gradually injure parts of the brain involved with cognition. Silent strokes don't cause noticeable symptoms because they are very small
– Impaired blood flow: Because atrial fibrillation affects the heart's ability to pump blood efficiently, the brain may not be getting enough oxygen and glucose
– Medication side effects: Some beta blockers may cause "brain fog” which seems like signs of dementia.



Interestingly, in the Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases group, Connect member @hammondm99 has mentioned, “…my cardiologist thinks it may have been Afib that caused my stroke.” https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cerebellar-stroke-experiencetreatmentrecovery/

I’d also encourage you to read some of these Connect discussions where @sue225 @wigreenthumb @rrowner2 @sheim @lcgh @tugboater @jayhawk57 and others have shared some great insights about afib and Metoprolol side effects:
– Heart Rhythm Episodes https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/heart-rhythm-episodes/
– Side Effects of Metoprolol? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/metoprolol/
– Arrhythmia, coreg https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/arrhythmia-coreg/

Have you approached the cardiologist with your concerns, @jmb73?

6 days ago · Heart problems, unknown cause in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hello @awilhelm85,

Welcome to Connect. I can completely understand your worries – when we feel there’s something wrong, especially anything to do with the heart, it can be so frightening! You may notice that I moved your message and combined it with this existing discussion. I did this so that you can meet other members who are discussing much of what you are experiencing. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to find your post.

I’m tagging @jayhawk57 @jadillow @2752 @elina1 @jimangeles @soph @trellg132 @ronbyrd @danab

I also encourage you to go through some of these discussions on Connect:
– Heart Rhythm Episodes https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/heart-rhythm-episodes/
– Palpitations https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/palpitations-3/
– Ongoing Chest Pain with normal tests https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ongoing-chest-pain-with-normal-tests/
– I'm having multiple odd episodes that are keeping me undiagnosed. Help https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/im-having-multiple-odd-episodes-that-are-keeping-me-undiagnosed-help/

Another factor to note is that a few other conditions can also cause this kind of pain – GERD, gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers, muscle spasms in the esophagus, a gallbladder attack, can cause chest pain and symptoms that mimic those of a heart attack or angina:
– Heartburn or heart attack: When to worry https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heartburn/in-depth/heartburn-gerd/art-20046483

@awilhelm85, are you noticing any triggers or common factors before the onset of symptoms?

6 days ago · chronic nausea in Digestive Health

Hello @darweshalassi, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. It must be so stressful to have these symptoms, but no diagnosis!
I'd like to invite into this discussion more members who’ve talked about digestive issues, and who can perhaps speak to psychological issues and whether they have had any physical manifestations such as the chronic nausea you are experiencing.
Please meet @peabody88 @legallyred @jacque6977 @jlfisher56 @bobbiejean @melaniewa @lighthouseceliac @jeffreysgirl13 @astaingegerdm @pamshil58.

I’d also encourage you to go through some of these discussions on Connect:
– Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/small-intestine-bacteria-overgrowth/
– Somatic Symptom Disorder SSD https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/somatic-symptom-disorder-ssd/
– Functional Neurological Disorder https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/functional-neurological-disorder/

From what you’ve shared, @darweshalassi, it seems the antidepressant worked; have you considered going back to the psychiatrist?

Wed, Oct 9 10:08am · Does my EKG look normal? in Heart & Blood Health

Hi @jkor,

I thought I'd jump in and mention that Mayo Clinic Connect is a patient-to-patient community – the most important ingredient of Connect is its members, like you. It is not designed to be a community for medical experts to give advice, but is a place to learn from all your shared experiences, insights, suggestions, and tips. On the other hand, you can view Mayo Clinic experts talking about various health conditions, treatments, published studies, etc. by visiting the Connect Pages at https://connect.mayoclinic.org/pages/

I’m tagging @jt5369 @trellg132 @slynnb @afrobin @jadillow @predictable to see if they might have more insight to share. @jkor, after getting the EKG, did the technician or attending physician mention anything?

Thu, Oct 3 2:02pm · Video Q&A about Prostate Cancer in Prostate Cancer

Thank you for watching today’s Q&A.
Please note that the video has been recorded, and will be archived on this page for future viewing. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinar/video-qa-about-prostate-cancer-1/
You can see upcoming and past Video Q&As here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/webinars
You may also be interested in joining other members who are talking about prostate cancer. You can share your story, ask questions, get support and connect with others like you. For instance,
– prostate cancer treatment choices https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/prostate-cancer-treatment-choices/
– Is a biopsy only way to diagnose prostate cancer? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/is-a-biopsy-only-way-to-diagnose-prostate-cancer/