hey, i'm Nina, 24 years old and i'm living with anxiety for about 5 years...i was okay for about 2 years but this summer i became very anxious about my health... i had rib cage tightness when i was standing or walking, so i rushed to the ER, where they did EKG, bloodwork and chest xray...everything was okay... but after one week my symptoms didn't go away so i went to my doctor. she did EKG and bloodwork and again everything was ok. my mom kept telling me, that this pressure was because of my posture and scoliosis so i went on bowns therapy...then i started to feel better... but not for too long.. i started to feel pressure in my upper stomach and also some burning, so my doctor gave me some antacids and it was okay. when i stopped with medication, my stomach started to get thightand tender if i touch it..i also have back pain so i'm sooo worried that i have pancreatic cancer:(if i think logically i know that i don't have it, they even checked my stomach on ultrasound and everything is fine and also checked my blood of inflammatory markers and that was also fine. My doctor said that they checked everything and that i'm fine, so i should be happy, but i'm keep getting pressure in my stomach, feels like i'm hungry all the time even if i eat... i hate myself for always worry, i should be happy that i'm fine, but i'm so scared because i have all the symptoms of pancreatic cancer... i don'tknow what to do. i don't want to talk with my mom because i feel sorry for her, because she will have to explain to me AGAIN that everything is fine like thousand times before. this is my first time with health anxiety, before that i was afraid of schizophrenia but that lasted only for 2 weeks when i was under stress. So for the past 3 years i had periods with "what if i'm schizophrenic" but i somehow kept my mind busy and forgot about this..but this summer i started with HA i don't know which one is worse... my mind is occupied with heart attacks, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, cystic fibrosis, because i have all this symptoms, don't know if i should run to my doctor again, but i'm sure that they would find something by now right? ( 3 blood work, 2 ECGS, chest x ray, ultrasound of abdomen). I'm just so scared, i also have two sisters, they listen to me, but don't understand why i'm i so afraid if doctor told me that i'm fine i'm sorry for bad English i'm from Slovenia, so i'm sure that you will find some grammar mistakes
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