Hi.. this is my first time posting. I have suffered from health anxiety for over 20 years (I'm now 42) which got worse after the sudden passing of my husband 6 years ago.
It's been pretty manageable thanks to numerous counselling and CBT sessions, but since June this year it's gone a bit crazy. I started feeling very bloated and 'bigger' around the middle of my belly. I am alot overweight, but I seemed to fill out all of a sudden for no particular reason. Monthly cycle gone from regular and heavy to still being regular but very light. The bloating seems to be getting worse and I have very little appetite. I'm now suffering with constipation and pain the lower back. Thought it might have been a flare up of IBS but no medications I take seems to help.
Visited my GP a fortnight ago and she agreed that I met some of the red flags for OC. She did an examination of my belly and said there was no obvious swelling. She ordered a Ca 125 blood test and referred me to gynae for an scan. Blood test has come back as 12 which I've been told is good, however I'm still extremely anxious that there is something sinister going on. The wait for the scan appt is taking forever and I'm constantly looking on line at OC symptoms, which I'm convinced I have them all. People tell you to listen to your body and trust your gut instinct yet mine is screaming cancer.
I'm going out of my mind with worry. It's affecting my relationship with my lower little girl and I can't concentrate in work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.