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6 days ago · Aspirin sensitivity, asthma and polyps in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Hi, @squirt0104 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sounds like it's been a long road to finally get a diagnosis of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD), or Samter’s Triad. Sounds like you were persistent and observant in getting to that point.

I'd like to point out some reputable information on AERD from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/asthma-library/aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease. I'd also like to invite @glj86 @emaria back to this discussion and ask if @lioness @becsbuddy @brightwings might join to provide you some support as you deal with these symptoms and to offer any input they may have. I'm not certain if @imallears @johnbishop are familiar with AERD, but they also may be able to provide some information and/or support.

Feeling like cr&p all the time, even off aspirin, would be very hard. Are there any medications, other treatment or self-care practices that have brought you even temporary relief from your symptoms (tinnitus, weird taste in your mouth, fatigue, confusion, loss of words, headaches, rashes, aches, soreness, rhinitis and sinusitis, etc.), squirt0104?

6 days ago · Getting off of Seroquel in Depression & Anxiety

Hi, @chrisjc – you are really dealing with a lot of harsh symptoms. Glad that others here are offering their input. I'd also like to invite @jimhd @gingerw @jakedduck1 to join in this discussion for any thoughts they may have as you are facing symptoms like feeling delirious, vomiting, sweating, etc. with your taper.

Have you had the chance to contact your doctor this morning about what you are experiencing and to get some direction for your taper given the symptoms? If so, what did she or he suggest?

6 days ago · ASMR for Anxiety Relief in COVID-19

Hi, @januaryjane – thanks for sharing a strategy that has been effective for you in controlling anxiety. I'm certain other members would be interested in this and potentially have some questions or comments for you.

Mayo Clinic Connect director @colleenyoung actually mentioned her daughter has used ASMR and may be able to share more about how it's been helpful. Members like @jenniferhunter @nannyned @befferly @helenfrances and others also may be interested in this topic. Additionally, they may have personal experience with using the technique and if so, offer some feedback on their results with it.

What part of ASMR seemed weird to you at first, januaryjane? Which ASMR do you use? How have you found it's helped you?

6 days ago · False positive drug test in Addiction & Recovery

Hi, @tippy, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sounds like your wife is getting unexpected results, testing positive for fentanyl when she didn't believe it was in her system. How frustrating.

Will you share more about the context for the testing? Was this a test strip she self-administered, or a test in another context?

6 days ago · Living with epilepsy - Introduce yourself & meet others in Epilepsy & Seizures

Hi, @momofconcern – I applaud you for your interest in and pursuit of learning more about seizures, with your 24-year-old son starting to have them three years ago. I've moved your post to this discussion where you were participating before, "Living with Epilepsy: Introduce Yourself and Meet Others," as there have been many participants in this discussion who can potentially respond to your questions in trying to understand seizures.

Hoping that others here can share about whether this seizure pattern that ultimately culminates in basically destroying the room till he regains consciousness, with him having no memory of the whole incident and then feeling rather horrible thereafter and not wanting to participate in things for several hours is typical of their own or a loved one's experiences with seizures. I'd like to invite @caseybach @jakedduck1 @patrassi @crstyday40 @dawn_giacabazi @mmas @frosty27 and others to share and offer some support as you look for answers.

How often does your son have this type of seizure? Has he gotten injured at all during these episodes?

6 days ago · ~ Depressed and scared, not making it financially ~ in Mental Health

Hi, Abby @amberpep, so good to hear from you. I'm sorry to hear you feel like others would not want to hear "the same old thing" from you. I am certain you have many members on Connect who care a great deal about you, like @karen00 @parus @hopeful33250 @beverlymarks @sears @jimhd @faithwalker007 @smilie. I hate to hear that you feel like you've given up.

I'm sorry about the news your girlfriend may have bladder cancer, too, in the midst of an already difficult time for many with the virus.

How are you kids doing lately? Are you seeing your girls much?

6 days ago · Sudden loss of taste or smell. What could this mean? in Women's Health

Hi, @fiesty76 – a helpful way to see what the original poster on a thread said and who it was is to click on VIEW & REPLY in your email notification. That will take you to the entire discussion on the Connect site where you can look at what that member and others have said.

Have you experienced any sudden loss of taste or smell, feisty76?

@wildcat – thanks for the information on the UK government's mention of these symptoms. Have you noted your senses have been affected at all?

Sat, Mar 28 10:34am · Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi, @donsmith1959 – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I apologize for the delayed response. Thanks for the information on your diagnosis with PVCs three years back, how they go away while running, and how you woke up a few nights ago with fluttering similar to what you've experienced when hot-weather running. Sounds like though your doctor has indicated you are fine and not recommended a cardiologist, you have some questions about this occurrence.

Here is some Mayo Clinic information on PVCs you may be interested to read https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/premature-ventricular-contractions/symptoms-causes/syc-20376757.

I'd like to tag @pantherfancm77 @tigertoo @jameck @eileena @balubeje for their insights on your situation.

Have you experienced PVCs in any other specific conditions, @donsmith1959? Is awakening with fluttering something you've experienced before?