I'm usually not one to use message boards for anything other than reading during my paranoid Google searches, but my health anxiety is worse than it has ever been right now. Usually I'm able to calm myself down and talk myself out of assuming the worst until my doctor's appointment, but that doesn't seem to be happening for me this time. I'm currently at work and so unable to concentrate that I'm here making this post when I should be working.
So, here's what's going on. Over the last three weeks, I have lost 8 pounds. I have been eating less, but still eating unhealthy, so I don't think I should have lost so much weight. On top of that, I've been experiencing nausea, an upset stomach, bloating, and a decreased appetite. I also gagged while eating once a few days ago--although this was after I'd mentally thought about how I was full so it could have been connected to that. I'm a 28-year-old female, if that matters at all.
At this point, I am convinced I have stomach cancer. I called yesterday to make a doctor's appointment, but the soonest my doctor can see me is January 4th. I don't know how I will make it that long. And I'm scared the cancer will just spread in that amount of time even more if I have it.