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Scared1234

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I was more thinking PC cancer that had spread to my hip. And the reason I’m so focused on my hip is because a day before the pain started, I had a dream where two women were aging to not dismiss hip pain because it would be cancer!
 

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Dreams are just your thoughts and fears coming back at you. It's not prophetic. And believe me, if you had PC that had already spread to a bone, my goodness you'd be so very sick, to the point where you wouldn't be posting here, you'd be diagnosed and in serious treatment.
 

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Dreams are just your thoughts and fears coming back at you. It's not prophetic. And believe me, if you had PC that had already spread to a bone, my goodness you'd be so very sick, to the point where you wouldn't be posting here, you'd be diagnosed and in serious treatment.
I totally understand how crazy it sounds that I’m so worried about a dream. I always hope I get answers through my dreams though. But in this case, the dream came BEFORE my hip pain so it’s not like I had been consciously thinking about it which made it come through in my dreams. If I had been worried about my hip and then had the dream, I would chalk it up to my fears just coming through in my dream.
Thanks for your insight on it spreading to my bone. It makes me feel better to hear that if it had spread to there, I’d be way more sick than I am. That gives me some hope! Thanks!
 

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Let me try to make you feel even better. It is a well known fact, and everyone who has had HA for a while knows this, that the power of suggestion when it comes to imagining symptoms is enormous. Try thinking about some physical pain you do not have. Say it's your leg for instance. If you concentrate on it, chances are strong you will feel pain there. You then will worry about it and focus on it even more. And then the pain will "seem" to get worse.

My bet is that you had the dream. It was in a way a scary dream, right? You focus on your hip. You're imagining those ladies. It was so real. The hip. Don't ignore the hip. So, you don't ignore the hip. Vicious cycle, in this case, spurred on by a dream. For some of us the trigger could be a commercial. Or a stupid article entitled "these symptoms could mean xxx disease".
 

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Thanks for your reply, I appreciate the insight! Honestly though, I wasn’t even thinking about the dream when the hip pain started. It was after I told my husband “My hip is killing me for some reason” that I remembered the dream!! But who knows?! I will ask my doctor about it but I’ve been trying to wait awhile before going in. The wait is long and the office is filled with the flu.
My concern is that I decided to take an ibuprofen this evening. I’m not one to normally take anything. I thought if the pain was muscular the ibuprofen would help. It has not helped. I’m still getting the hip pain and random spots in my back. Sometimes the back and rib pains feel superficial and sometimes they feel deep. I’m worried that since the ibuprofen didn’t help, maybe that means the pain is coming from an organ?!?
Also... lots of sharp pains between shoulder blades tonight. But also kind of gassy after dinner, so I’m hoping that’s why?!
Does any of this sound like more anxiety symptoms?
 

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Bob yes this affects me. I haven’t had an appetite for the last few weeks due to severe anxiety and it gives me nausea as well!
 

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Thanks for your reply, I appreciate the insight! Honestly though, I wasn’t even thinking about the dream when the hip pain started. It was after I told my husband “My hip is killing me for some reason” that I remembered the dream!! But who knows?! I will ask my doctor about it but I’ve been trying to wait awhile before going in. The wait is long and the office is filled with the flu.
My concern is that I decided to take an ibuprofen this evening. I’m not one to normally take anything. I thought if the pain was muscular the ibuprofen would help. It has not helped. I’m still getting the hip pain and random spots in my back. Sometimes the back and rib pains feel superficial and sometimes they feel deep. I’m worried that since the ibuprofen didn’t help, maybe that means the pain is coming from an organ?!?
Also... lots of sharp pains between shoulder blades tonight. But also kind of gassy after dinner, so I’m hoping that’s why?!
Does any of this sound like more anxiety symptoms?
FWIW when I have muscular pain, Motrin/Ibuprophin rarely makes a dent. Massage sometimes helps otherwise it's apply hot/cold for very temporary relief but wait it out.
 

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FWIW when I have muscular pain, Motrin/Ibuprophin rarely makes a dent. Massage sometimes helps otherwise it's apply hot/cold for very temporary relief but wait it out.
Thank you for your response. That’s interesting to know and gives me some hope!
 

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Do you ever have the symptoms while you’re asleep? Like, I can’t decide if I really had the abdominal pain last night or if it was in my dream or if it was real but I also felt it in my dream. Not sure if that makes sense. Then I wake up already thinking of the pains so I start my day out with it already on my mind!
Yep..been there! Starting again to worry about the flu. I don’t have any symptoms but around this time of year is when it gets bad and when the news and everyone starts talking about it. I try hard to avoid news but cannot do it completely and unfortunately, I caught it the other day when the story was a young boy from my area who died from the flu. I tend to obsess over sad stories and this is on my mind now. Not comfortable with getting a flu shot either so it is a no win situation for me,
 
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