As mentioned in my first post... I have suffered from severe health anxiety since I was a little girl. It comes and goes over the years, and the "thing" that I have always changes....
Most recently it has been esophageal/stomach cancer. I have had chronic stomach issues recently, and the Nexium which was prescribed by my doctor has not done much of anything. In fact, the symptoms have become more numerous since taking it. Originally it was just some throat/chest burning around when I ate/drank something that irriated it. But now it has turned into a buffet of varying upper GI symptoms. Like you, I have spend hours researching symptoms, despite knowing it does nothing for me, except to bring me to a level of hysteria which I cannot be consoled from. Eating has become miserable for me, as I pay attention to every little thing I feel (or think I feel) as I am eating/swollowing. Everytime I feel food go down my throat I'm convinced that it feels like I am having trouble swallowing, or that it is getting stuck (one of the most common symptoms of both cancers). Most of the time, I can convince myself that I am not really having toruble, and that it is just my mind playing tricks on me... but other times, I'm not so sure. :( . This is so exhausting. I've love my apetite, weight, and quality of life.
I have another doctors appointment on Thursday (a physical), but I am going to bring up all of my new symptoms, and let him know that the meds aren't working. Probably ask for a GI referral.
I have been feeling a burning sensation on my right side for over week that comes and goes and I sometimes feel it in my back. My life feels like it is frozen. I am in survival mode. Google tells me it might be my liver. Then I cannot sleep because I am noticing all bodily sensations and my friends and family must be sick of me complaining so I have no one to talk to. I would love some support.
Hi all -- I have been suffering for far too long and have always been a fly on the wall on various anxiety forums. It's time I get real with myself and confront what I am facing in order to give myself a chance to get better. I'm a 30 year old female. I have been suffering from panic disorder since I was 10 years old. Over the years with the invention of google I have spent countless hours...