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Anxiety and fear of cancer

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Hello all,

So I have had Anxiety since 2009 and was only on meds for about a year. I’ve have also had a health fear from Heart Attacks to brain tumor. I am 33 years old around 209 pounds. Recently I had changed my diet to improve my lifestyle I have a 3 year old daughter I would love to see grow. So I was skipping dinner and eating oats eggs whites in the AM and for lunch Yucas and grilled chicken, whatever the case one day I drank lemon water at work and started to hear lots of gas coming from my right side. I did not think of it as much until the next day I ate and it continued I last 4 days with that and one day I could not even sleep. It was loud trembling and growling noises I tried gas x and anything that would help and nada. So my Anxiety went from 50-100 I went to doctor in which he did a routine check and said my stomach sounds normal and put me on a high fiber diet in which I religiously follow The noises are still there not as intense but they happen and sometimes relax with water. Of course at this point my nerves my thoughts are all cancer my stool has been constipation and sometimes it shots straight out. Yesterday I had diarrhea but in the AM back to constipation which I’m not sure if it’s just me at this point since I can’t remember when to use the bathroom I just go to see if I am better. I have no abdominal pain. And also no bloody stool or blood anywhere when I clean it’s just sort of yellowish. But I am so nervous and scared that now nausea is setting in I don’t have motivation and I am driving my life insane including my wife’s and mom. Anyone can help or give advice or had something similar I do have a doc appt August 7 which seem like an eternity. Thank you all. :(

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fib4 profile image
fib4

sounds like irritable bowel syndrome or colitis

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Stan1986 in reply to fib4

Just hoping is not cancer :( has me loosing sleep

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Natsteveo

I have severe health anxiety too every pain I get I automatically think it’s cancer I also have irritable bowel syndrome so mine does exactly the same I go from one extreme to another on the toilet then not at all ...health anxiety is absolutely awful and unfortunately the ones who don’t go through it have no idea they just get mad with us but nobody gets more mad than us who have to deal with it daily have u tried cbt therapy

Nat

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Stan1986 in reply to Natsteveo

I am going to ask to get checked because one day I have no rumbling last night it was none stop. Till just now drank coconut water and it relaxed a bit.

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Natsteveo in reply to Stan1986

Peppermint tea meant to be good could just be trapped gas or stress related

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Stan1986 in reply to Natsteveo

Doubt it at this point with the trapped gas this has been on going now. Again no pain at all just lots and lots of stomach growls.

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