So a brief summary of myself, I'm a 20 yrs old male. I'm in college and studying health science. I used to be happy and full of fun, and I was known for my eating. I can eat a lot even though I was thin. I am athletic and love to exercise. However recently a lot of things have changed in my life. Over the past month, I have been going through this cycle of symptoms and emotions. It first started with some throat discomfort when swallowing, then my stomach felt upset and felt hot. Off and on diarrhea and felt bloated for 3 days. But this could be due to the number of beans I had eaten before then. Then it seemed all was normal for a week, but it started again. The discomfort of swallowing and I had even visited my GP. He told me that I looked fine and felt my throat and said that it looked fine to him so he referred me to an ENT specialist. I went to the ENT specialist and he performed a Laryngoscopy and said that everything looked fine. He just told me that he believes that it is just acid reflux. So he told me to keep to a diet and come back in 4 weeks if I still have throat problems. Now at this current moment, the focus has been switched to my stomach. For the past week, I have felt like throating up before eating meals, I feel like I can't eat a lot, and I sometimes feel like my stomach region is hot. Sometimes when I'm sitting down after meals or I just feel this sensation out of nowhere. I will note that I have not had any blood tests done. I have had an x-ray of my throat and chest.
I will be honest and say that I am a victim of self diagnosing and looking up on google. I am very anxious and stressed a lot due to how I am feeling and I somewhat believe that I may have severe health anxiety.
I just don't know any more. I have been at home for a month and have not been to school. Talking to my parents helps for about a day or 2 but then still feel like a mess. I feel like a burden on my family and friends. I make my parents feel helpless because I continue to feel this way. We've talked about therapy but I really don't want to do it.
I know that this is a long post and possibly very confusing but I am just looking for help everywhere. I just want to return to my normal life and be happy again. Be me again.
I am just scared that I might have stomach cancer or something else. Or if this is an early sign and I am just wasting time.