I go back for my 3 month follow-up with the doctor and nothing has gotten better. I'm really worried that my chronic parotitis, dry mouth, muscle twitches, all over pain, fatigue, etc. is caused by something serious and I'm so scared for the bloodwork I KNOW he is going to do. My mind has totally run away with me again. I'm afraid its lupus or sjogren's or some other autoimmune because it keeps affecting my parotid salivary gland, or maybe something even worse. I've been having such horrible stress from trying to evict one of my tenants, my daughter's upcoming wedding, my mom and dad's illnesses (cancer and Alzheimer's), work stress, etc, that I'm hoping its all anxiety, but yesterday I really let my tenant have it after hearing yet more excuses from her about trashing my property and not paying rent, along with getting a ticket from the city for her violations to the property and her refusal to leave even though the lease has ended (eviction takes forever here). When I hung the phone up, the one side of my lip then my cheek and my eyelid went numb like when you get novocaine. I could feel it if I touched it, but it still felt numb. I was sure I was stroking out, but I didn't want to tell anyone because I didn't want an ambulance coming to my work. Ugh! Just another thing to tell the doctor tonight. My insurance has already refused an MRI of my head and I'm worried with this latest issue my doctor will definitely want to scan my brain. My husband said he's sure it was anxiety causing the numbness but I'm not sure. Sorry about the rant, I'm just really worried about this appointment.