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Another pointless survey......

Postby mommylondon on September 21st, 2011, 8:38 pm

Do you like surveys, I like surveys...I think they are good to help others see that they are not alone with their symptoms, and that there symptoms are common among other BFSers...Sure you could sit and do a search in the archives for your symptoms..and that does well for many...but sometimes its hard to do all that reading and sometimes its not good to do all that reading as you may run into others anxious thoughts and find yourself drowning in your own pool of anxiety...

So here is another symptom list..Do you have....

1. Issues with handwriting?

2. Increase on decrease with catching colds or flus?

3. Cracking sounds in areas such as your neck, back, or feet?

4. Symptoms of IBS?

5. Trouble with your balance?

6. Trouble (percieved) swallowing?

7. Increase in headaches?

8. Tongue twitches?

9. Twitching in your back or abdomen?

10. Do you or did you watch the HBO series True Blood?? :lol: :lol: :lol: (sorry, inside joke, had to put it in here Mary) That and I ran out of symptoms that people ask me about and I hate not ending with an even number :D


These surveys may be pointless in some people eyes...but I know for a fact that mine and others have helped some people and thats all I care about....It aint a popularity contest around here folks..people are struggling and others can help...can we just let that happen since thats what this board is all about??

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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby plainslady on September 21st, 2011, 10:15 pm

1. It seems like my hands cramp more than they did before, so I would say yes, because writers cramp has become common. Being an old fashioned type writer, this is a pain in the butt.

2. Too early to tell, although I am battling a nasty sinus and ear infection right now that doesn't seem to want to go away.

3. My neck and right ankle crack constantly. I also have lots of creaking in my knees.

4. Queen of IBS. And GERD. Thank you anxiety.

5. Yes, but I think its from my uneven pelvic tilt due to scoliosis.

6. In the first 3 weeks of this, yes. And horrible jaw pain. Probably due to clenching and grinding my teeth. Thanks again to my friend anxiety.

7. I have suffered with migraines with aura for 5 years now.

8. (Knock on wood) no, thank God. The ones in my cheek, chin, ears and scalp are plenty.

9. Yes, although not as severe now. In the beginning the simple acts of sneezing or laughing would set them off. Now I would say they are occasional.

10. No, lol...and 10 is a much better number to end on than 9.

PS. These surveys are great for people like me who are too easily distracted to sit and read through all the old posts. Not that I don't read them, but like you I try not to read the "panic mode" posts. Brings back some ugly memories!
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby RandyR on September 21st, 2011, 10:51 pm

These are not helpfull at all without blood testing, a full physical, and a prostate exam. Untill I hear the snap of rubber gloves I'm not playing along. I will do a full body wax in antisipation of my appt. Do you take blue cross blue shield? And will I be DX'd on the day of or will I have to wait on lab results? I seem to be a hyperchondriac who knows more than my neauro so be prepared to be proven wrong, I have Google-FU
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby mommylondon on September 21st, 2011, 10:57 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: sorry had to laugh
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby plainslady on September 21st, 2011, 10:58 pm

Finally I've found something I don't have to worry about...prostate problems! :lol:
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby mommylondon on September 21st, 2011, 11:05 pm

Yeah screw all that we got menopause to look forward to :shock: :lol:
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby Shanny63 on September 21st, 2011, 11:28 pm

Hi girls and Randy..... :lol: :lol: ..u know there is a blood test for the prostate now Randy...don't u???..but if you want to go the ole rubber glove way...we'll.....

Anyway the survey....
1. Somedays it's good other days messy.

2. Seem to avoid cold and flu.

3. Neck, right ankle and right shoulder crack.

4. Diagnosed with IBS 20 years ago..

5. Have trouble sometimes but also have scoliosis

6. Yes when anxiety is up...

7. Yes shocking headaches since this started, also 6 migraines in 8 weeks.

8. Yes haven't had them for a while.......knock wood.

9. Had both, more in my back now.

10. Don't get that show in Australia... :lol: ...

And I for one enjoy surveys, they help everyone see we are not alone with these kooky symptoms....shannon
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby Shanny63 on September 21st, 2011, 11:30 pm

Hate to tell u girls, but I'm menopausal and there is a whole forum of twitchy chicks going thru menopause too...... :shock: I read some of their posts....freaky...
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby msm on September 22nd, 2011, 12:44 am

#10. Yes, yes and yes! I have even read all the books, and I just might have gotten the idea from someone, I wonder who :roll: to watch the whole series over again on DVD! Thanks for the survey Robynn :lol:
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby mommylondon on September 22nd, 2011, 1:25 am

I started it all from the beginning and have enjoyed it even more then I did the first time over....amazing how much you dont realize you miss....thought you would like that one Mary :lol:
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby chrissi on September 22nd, 2011, 1:27 am

So here is another symptom list..Do you have....

1. Issues with handwriting? Yes, often, not aways

2. Increase on decrease with catching colds or flus? Hmm, hard to answer with little kids....

3. Cracking sounds in areas such as your neck, back, or feet? Yes, ma neck and my "stiff" right ancle

4. Symptoms of IBS? Since I'm 16 I'm diagnosed with it

5. Trouble with your balance? Sometimes

6. Trouble (percieved) swallowing? Had it with high anxiety, not any more

7. Increase in headaches? No

8. Tongue twitches? Yes, sooooo annoying

9. Twitching in your back or abdomen? Yes

10. Do you or did you watch the HBO series True Blood?? :lol: :lol: :lol: (sorry, inside joke, had to put it in here Mary) That and I ran out of symptoms that people ask me about and I hate not ending with an even number :D

They started that series here in germany . I saw it yesterday the first time and was :shock: as the first thing I saw from it was a very strange vampire sex-szene :shock: .....There are a lot of crazy series coming here the last months, like Dexter and true blood....



These surveys were very helpfu to me. I had a whole ist of strange symptoms going along with the twitches and I could decrease my anxiety-level to 50% only by reading the "unspoken symptoms poll". I will answer any survey here because I know how good it feels to see that you're not alone with your body freaking out.
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby kovitch on September 22nd, 2011, 7:06 am

Hi !!

Here's my symptoms :)

1. Issues with handwriting?
--> nope

2. Increase on decrease with catching colds or flus?
--> nope

3. Cracking sounds in areas such as your neck, back, or feet?
---> ho yess all day, all time in my rib cage, and even less in my feet and hands

4. Symptoms of IBS?
---> nope

5. Trouble with your balance?
--> sometimes, I'have a scoliosis too!

6. Trouble (percieved) swallowing?
--> yess with high anxiety, and when I focalise on my tongue, I know that weird

7. Increase in headaches?
--> no

8. Tongue twitches?
--> 2 times, no more than 1 seconde, like little electric shock in a fine area of my tongue

9. Twitching in your back or abdomen?
--> everytime, my twiches start in this area (abdomen) two months ago, and didn't want to stop !that why I'm a lot anxious today :(


10. Do you or did you watch the HBO series True Blood?? (sorry, inside joke, had to put it in here Mary) That and I ran out of symptoms that people ask me about and I hate not ending with an even number
--> LOL ! I'm a big fan of True Blood, in love with Sookie :D
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby Rebecca on September 22nd, 2011, 10:51 am

1. Issues with handwriting?
No. Mine has always been lousy.

2. Increase on decrease with catching colds or flus?
Don't think so.

3. Cracking sounds in areas such as your neck, back, or feet?
Yep. Neck, ankles, knees. But I'm older than most of y'all so much of that is to be expected.

4. Symptoms of IBS?
Diagnosed with IBS many years ago.

5. Trouble with your balance?
Sometimes.

6. Trouble (percieved) swallowing?
Yep. That's been the most worrisome symptom for me. But I'm sure it's anxiety-related and only happens as often as it does because I am acutely aware of it.

7. Increase in headaches?
No.

8. Tongue twitches?
No. But I refuse to check for twitches there. :) Haven't felt any though.

9. Twitching in your back or abdomen?
Absolutely.

10. Do you or did you watch the HBO series True Blood?? I did but I don't anymore. Game of Thrones is my new obsession.
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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby cenkay.a on September 22nd, 2011, 11:02 am

RandyR wrote:These are not helpfull at all without blood testing, a full physical, and a prostate exam. Untill I hear the snap of rubber gloves I'm not playing along. I will do a full body wax in antisipation of my appt. Do you take blue cross blue shield? And will I be DX'd on the day of or will I have to wait on lab results? I seem to be a hyperchondriac who knows more than my neauro so be prepared to be proven wrong, I have Google-FU


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Re: Another pointless survey......

Postby MarioMangler on September 22nd, 2011, 11:57 am

1. Issues with handwriting? No.

2. Increase on decrease with catching colds or flus? No.

3. Cracking sounds in areas such as your neck, back, or feet? Lots, but I have always had those.

4. Symptoms of IBS? Every day. I joke that I often p00p out a rainbow.

5. Trouble with your balance? A little. Only if I am focusing on it.

6. Trouble (percieved) swallowing? No.

7. Increase in headaches? No, I have always had headaches.

8. Tongue twitches? No.

9. Twitching in your back or abdomen? Tons.

10. Do you or did you watch the HBO series True Blood?? No. I am a guy.
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1. No, that's not bulbar
2. No, the location doesn't matter
3. Yes, we have all had that symptom
4. No, you're not the exception
5. No, that's not ominous
6. No, you don't need an EMG
7. Yes, you will be fine
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