For the past couple weeks I've been suffering from some of my worst anxiety ever, especially health anxiety. If I didn't think I was having a heart attack, I was thinking my throat was closing, or I had a brain tumor (obviously none of these things were true) but day by day I was recovering from panic attacks, getting less of them each day.
For some info, I normally have abnormal periods, sometimes missing months due to what I believe is stress and diet changing so often. It's been like that for quite a while. I also have had all my "period life" very heavy and painful periods. The cramping used to make me cry, and it'd be so heavy I'd stay home from school. I'm 24 now. I used to be on bc pill but after I no longer had a doctor, I stopped taking it, bringing back heavy flows.
Now back to the present, during this anxiety crisis I've been having, I had my period, then the day after I felt what I thought were cramps, and maybe a burning sensation. I asked my mom if this was normal, to get cramps after a period, the day after, and she said it was common for me. (I always go to to mom when I'm unsure or nervous) I took some ibuprofen and shrugged it off. A couple days would pass and I would feel a mild sensation now and then, but wasn't thinking much of it. Sunday cake around and it was what I hoped to be one of my better days for anxiety. I had 1 bad attack in a restaurant in the morning, causing me to lose my appetite. (I had been losing it slightly the past couple days as well, though it would come back, due to the height of my anxiety) I got over the attack, nibbled on some chili fries, and went on about my day. We spent it walking around an amusement park for our friend's birthday, mixed with about 2 hours of standing while they waited in line for a ride. It was about when they came back I felt kind of a pulling in my thigh but again, didn't think too much into it. It wasn't until we were on our way to dinner in the car that I decided to Google things and instead of just accepting the first couple results, I kept digging until something said cancer. This sent me into another spiraling attack and I lost my appetite completely. For the past 2 days I had been scared out of my mind and trying to get my appetite back as my fiance calms me down during my attacks. (To note, if I start to eat, it feels good, I can keep the food down and everything) since the Sunday scare, I've also made myself constipated. All the hightened symptoms I get spiral out of control due to anxiety and stress. Not to mention because I've been in fight or flight mode for about a week or so, my nerves have been eating away at my stomach, causing things like heart burn and such. (Especially with all the ibuprofen I use)
I only just felt some relief last night from another attack by looking into endometriosis instead, the first thing I saw when I originally looked up what I was feeling. Seeing stories of other people experiencing the same thing, and it leading to this gave me such a needed peace of mind.
I'll tell you all everything I've been feeling as far as this specific thing goes.
The day after my period, I got cramps and maybe a burning sensation. It would go away and come back through a similar sensation and discomfort different days. Sometimes feeling it throughout the groin region, sometimes just on the left. I did some yoga on Monday and it felt really good to stretch everything out, but I was really really sore the next day, making any discomfort hard to recognize as that. I have a loss of appetite but still manage to eat some. I feel like I might be constipated but have managed to go every morning. (Just this morning ive gone twice, but it appears to be diarrhea) Every time I find a moment of relief from anxiety or scares, I feel like I might start feeling hungry, so I nibble on things, or if I'm really feeling good, wolf something down. Sometimes when I'm sitting or laying, I feel the discomfort on my right side of my groin. It's not necessarily a sharp pain, but just a discomfort feeling. Last night, I felt an almost achey pain in both sides, likely both ovaries, just once or twice.
I'm not able to see a gyn until I can get on some insurance, but anything at all to reassure me, whether it be your own stories, any similar stories, something to help me understand and.... relax, would be the world to me.