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3 hours ago · New to Mayo in Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)

Hello @markbrinkley and welcome to Mayo Connect.

I'd like to invite @tomewilson to this discussion as his wife has been treated at Mayo for NETs as well. Perhaps he can give you some more information. I am pleased to know that you will be seen at Mayo, they have a great team there.

I have had surgeries for three NETs in the duodenal bulb, so I can understand, just a little, how concerning this can be.

If you care to share more, I would be interested in knowing what kind of symptoms you had that led to this diagnosis. Also, what types of diagnostic tests were used? (I'm assuming an upper endoscopy and biopsy was part of the diagnostic procedure.) Do you have any carcinoid syndrome symptoms, like diarrhea, flushing, etc.?

3 hours ago · MCTD in Digestive Health

Welcome to Mayo Connect, @1corinthians926.

You are asking some great questions. Here is some information from Mayo's website that you might find informative, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mixed-connective-tissue-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20375147. I'd also like to invite @wofmaria and @guthealth to this discussion.

Also, here is a link to a video presentation about Scleroderma. While it was shown in 2017, you might find it helpful,


3 hours ago · Epidural nerve block in Bones, Joints & Muscles

@sandytoes Thanks for the additional information, Jen. The cervical area is the most painful with the lumbar coming in a close second. I'll have to reconsider getting a referral to the pain clinic and I'll ask specifically about the type of steroid you mentioned.

3 hours ago · GIST Tumor in Cancer

That is important, @tara58, thanks for pointing that out. The experience of a surgeon (especially in treating a rare disorder) is very important.

3 hours ago · Long-term depression in Depression & Anxiety

So true, @gailb. Brain chemistry deficits from long-standing stressors often respond well to meds.

8 hours ago · Epidural nerve block in Bones, Joints & Muscles

What great ideas, @sandytoes14 . I've been delaying steroid injections but your ideas have provided me with some hope. If you don't mind sharing more, what area of the spine have you had the injections and how long does the pain relief last?

8 hours ago · Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, Major Depression and Anxiety in Mental Health

What a great idea! I can see that purposefully using the left brain could be great therapy. Your idea of using kid's YouTube science videos sounds challenging without being too difficult or frustrating.

17 hours ago · Parkinson’s symptoms in Parkinson's Disease

That is such a good report, @lsdempsey. I'm so pleased that you are doing so well. Swimming is great exercise so that should help you regain strength. I have many PD friends who have been involved in the Rock Solid Boxing and they enjoy it. Yes, I do agree with you when you say, "God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good."
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy new year.