A few months ago I got a cold/flu then after a week or so it cleared up then within days I got some symptoms again. I was having various mouth and throat irritations, all separate. I got what looked like a bald patch on my tongue (googled it - Cancer) then went on holiday for a week to relax as I have a physical stressful job (now on my 4th week without a day off). So on holiday I was having a dry mouth and a white tongue (googled it - cancer). Panicked all holiday, anxiety and hyperchondria through the roof. Got back, had to delve straight back into work. Got sore throat and glands seem swollen (but not like when I get swollen glands) (googled it - cancer) and I keep sporadically getting ulcers (which I've had all my life but it's definitely more often lately) (googled it - cancer).
Well a week or so of the patch appearing on my tongue I went to the walk in centre as I'm not signed up with a GP yet since moving. The nurse told me I should've gone to see a dentist which I thought was damn rude and then quickly looked in my mouth and felt my neck and then she sent me packing. Didn't see a doctor and she didn't prescribe me anything.
Now I do have acid reflux A LOT and it effects my quality of life so much sometimes. I take over the counter tablets for it. I also haven't had a sense of smell for a few years now. Don't know if that helps at all but thought it might be worth mentioning.
I said I'm a hyperchondric, which I am diagnosed with, but I'm the kind that stays AWAY from the doctor for fear of the worse so now it's been around 3 months and I'm out of my mind. Can't seem to find anyone on any forum who's had all those things, including anxiety, hyperchondria etc and also who has an extremely demanding job. I'm a bar manager and I'm doing so many hours a day lugging barrels, getting stress from my piers because they sit in an office whilst I work alone in a busy pub and I have a damp house next to a canal that comes with the job. (I add that in case it could be a factor).
I just don't know anymore, I can feel myself slipping into depression. Can anyone help? 😢