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I don't want to google this but...
« on: June 17, 2014, 11:14:08 PM »
I've been noticing that I've been having hiccups more and more lately. That's VERY unusual for me. I'm thinking this has something to do with stomach cancer or something but I haven't googled and don't want to. Anyone have any insights?
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Re: I don't want to google this but...
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 11:22:12 PM »
Yup. I do.

I rarely hiccup, as well. Except when I'm anxious. I didn't notice this until recently. Look up chronic hyperventilation syndrome.

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Re: I don't want to google this but...
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 11:39:10 PM »
But I'm not anxious. Not even close to a panic attack or breathing heavy. It seems to just happen out of the blue.
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Re: I don't want to google this but...
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 11:49:10 PM »
Anxiety symptoms persist past feeling anxious.

I've been feeling like sh*t for 2 months following a bad episode.

It takes a while to rebound and sometimes it happens on a level you can't control. Check out sixpack's recent posts, he explains it well.
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Re: I don't want to google this but...
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 12:18:39 AM »
Anxiety symptoms persist past feeling anxious.

I've been feeling like sh*t for 2 months following a bad episode.

It takes a while to rebound and sometimes it happens on a level you can't control. Check out sixpack's recent posts, he explains it well.

I agree. Just wanted to hop on and point out that sixpack is a lady. :)
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In case anyone is still confused:  googling your symptoms will cause you to remain in a state of extreme anxiety. Stepping away from the internet is the first step toward lasting peace.

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Re: I don't want to google this but...
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 12:54:14 AM »
Ah, my bad. Didn't take notice.
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Re: I don't want to google this but...
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 01:17:38 AM »
Hiccups are muscles spasms.  We all know what causes those!

It's funny though because I also rarely get hiccups, but once I do, I seem way more likely to get them again right away, and then they'll go away for ages after a day or so of that.  No idea why.
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Re: I don't want to google this but...
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 01:38:26 AM »
Alright I've been getting tons of muscle spasms in my arms, legs, and sides. I've seen a lot of people on here post about ALS. I've avoided these posts like a plague (no pun intended) because I don't know much about ALS and I don't WANT to know much about ALS. But I know muscle spasms go along with these posts. Should I be concerned? Would that show on a brain MRI?
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Re: I don't want to google this but...
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2014, 01:51:45 AM »
No, it wouldn't show on a brain MRI (rarely it can, but it's very atypical). They test for it with an EMG and clinical examination.

I don't THINK that *** can mimic the mechanism behind hiccups. I have never heard of it being a symptom. Sneezing and yawning CAN be symptoms (bulbar disinhibition), but never once have I read hiccuping (I actually wondered the same thing when I started hiccuping a lot which has pretty much stopped now).

Anxiety is far more likely to cause muscular twitching and can cause hiccups. Surely you've heard of people hiccuping when they become anxious; it's pretty cliche'.

Don't learn about ***. Continue to avoid it like the plague. It isn't going to happen to you.

Nervous excitement is a process both benign (anxiety) and malignant (***). The processes can have similar symptoms, but one is much more sinister in what it does on a cellular level and typically a more severe form of excitation, however anxiety can be as bad as to reach a parallel intensity -- without the sinister involvement of nervous destruction course. See JER's post about brisk reflexes and pseudo-weakness. This is why *** fear is so popular and insidious (as with MS).
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Re: I don't want to google this but...
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2014, 02:05:34 AM »
Alright I've been getting tons of muscle spasms in my arms, legs, and sides. I've seen a lot of people on here post about ALS. I've avoided these posts like a plague (no pun intended) because I don't know much about ALS and I don't WANT to know much about ALS. But I know muscle spasms go along with these posts. Should I be concerned? Would that show on a brain MRI?

You're doing it again. You have to realize this is developing into a OCD about phantom health issues and anxiety is driving all of it. You'll forever be trapped by this until you work on that underlying fear driving all of this.
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