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this is just a thought, but maybe it would be a good idea to allow your parents to read this thread. it might give them a better idea of how you're feeling... and maybe some of the responses from us could help them help you. i really think this is 100% anxiety and you're at such an extreme level that you can't calm yourself down without some sort of adult intervention.
Yeah but what else can they do they already have a therapist and they don’t really understand mental health I’ve basically can only get reassurance off here and help from the therapist are your sure it’s anxiety because my stomach looks kind of bloated in pain and still has noises like can that really be anxiety
 

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Yeah but what else can they do they already have a therapist and they don’t really understand mental health I’ve basically can only get reassurance off here and help from the therapist are your sure it’s anxiety because my stomach looks kind of bloated in pain and still has noises like can that really be anxiety
When my anxiety got really bad months back, like extremely bad (which yours is right now), my stomach went through so much distress. It was a never ending cycle. My stomach hurt and made all those strange noises you’re referring to. At one point I even thought I felt a “lump” and it sent me further into the spiral. It sucks, I know. I got blood tests and ultrasounds and xrays done, all of it. I was so drained. It took me a while to come out of it but I eventually did and my stomach is fine now. Unfortunately it’s a never ending battle though because now I am anxious and fixated on other ailments. All of this to say, YES, your anxiety is putting your stomach through turmoil causing you these problems.
 
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When my anxiety got really bad months back, like extremely bad (which yours is right now), my stomach went through so much distress. It was a never ending cycle. My stomach hurt and made all those strange noises you’re referring to. At one point I even thought I felt a “lump” and it sent me further into the spiral. It sucks, I know. I got blood tests and ultrasounds and xrays done, all of it. I was so drained. It took me a while to come out of it but I eventually did and my stomach is fine now. Unfortunately it’s a never ending battle though because now I am anxious and fixated on other ailments. All of this to say, YES, your anxiety is putting your stomach through turmoil causing you these problems.
But how come it’s only just happing now and not weeks ago when I was panicking why all of a sudden
 

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But how come it’s only just happing now and not weeks ago when I was panicking why all of a sudden
Because you stressed your body and mind out so much with your prior panicking that it’s now affecting your digestive system—which anxiety often does. Digestion and nerves are interconnected. Same thing happened to me. I was panicked about something totally unrelated to my stomach and I got myself in a really bad state, then all of a sudden I started suffering from tons of stomach issues because I had put myself through so much stress and worry, and then my stomach issues put me into a whole new cycle of panic. Your anxiety is taking over.
 
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Because you stressed your body and mind out so much with your prior panicking that it’s now affecting your digestive system—which anxiety often does. Digestion and nerves are interconnected. Same thing happened to me. I was panicked about something totally unrelated to my stomach and I got myself in a really bad state, then all of a sudden I started suffering from tons of stomach issues because I had put myself through so much stress and worry, and then my stomach issues put me into a whole new cycle of panic. Your anxiety is taking over.
It’s just I’ve felt like this before the pain the bubbling feeling and noises I’ve never had it before how can I quickly get it to go away
this is just a thought, but maybe it would be a good idea to allow your parents to read this thread. it might give them a better idea of how you're feeling... and maybe some of the responses from us could help them help you. i really think this is 100% anxiety and you're at such an extreme level that you can't calm yourself down without some sort of adult intervention.
I just don’t know what else to do don’t want to be annoying but can someone just give me some reassurance about the stomach issue I really hearing if people have been through similar or why it’s not something
 
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Because you stressed your body and mind out so much with your prior panicking that it’s now affecting your digestive system—which anxiety often does. Digestion and nerves are interconnected. Same thing happened to me. I was panicked about something totally unrelated to my stomach and I got myself in a really bad state, then all of a sudden I started suffering from tons of stomach issues because I had put myself through so much stress and worry, and then my stomach issues put me into a whole new cycle of panic. Your anxiety is taking over.
Sorry I meant it helps to hear other people
Because you stressed your body and mind out so much with your prior panicking that it’s now affecting your digestive system—which anxiety often does. Digestion and nerves are interconnected. Same thing happened to me. I was panicked about something totally unrelated to my stomach and I got myself in a really bad state, then all of a sudden I started suffering from tons of stomach issues because I had put myself through so much stress and worry, and then my stomach issues put me into a whole new cycle of panic. Your anxiety is taking over.
Also my anxiety has started to decrease but the pain is increasing I can’t pass wind easily either how can that anxiety
i don't understand. someone must be contacting the doctor to schedule these appointments.

where are your parents during all of this?
I’m just scared it might stomach cancer I can’t pass gas well I’m worried that might be because of a blockage what if it a tumour I’m so scared I’m only young
 
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I just don’t know what else to do don’t want to be annoying but can someone just give me some reassurance about the stomach issue I really hearing if people have been through similar or why it’s not something
this thread is filled with 10 pages of reassurance but it hasn't seemed to help. reassurance is part of the vicious cycle of health anxiety. even if it does work, it'll only be temporary. there is nothing any of us could say that would make you feel better when you can't even trust your doctor.

Also my anxiety has started to decrease but the pain is increasing I can’t pass wind easily either how can that anxiety

I’m just scared it might stomach cancer I can’t pass gas well I’m worried that might be because of a blockage what if it a tumour I’m so scared I’m only young
not trying to sound harsh but there is no way your anxiety is decreasing. you're still absolutely worked up over having cancer. i mean... you literally say your anxiety has gotten better and then the very next paragraph is all about thinking you have stomach cancer. if your anxiety was decreasing, the worries over having cancer would be decreasing too.

are you still googling symptoms? what have you done to stop the worry? when do you see a therapist again?
 
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this thread is filled with 10 pages of reassurance but it hasn't seemed to help. reassurance is part of the vicious cycle of health anxiety. even if it does work, it'll only be temporary. there is nothing any of us could say that would make you feel better when you can't even trust your doctor.



not trying to sound harsh but there is no way your anxiety is decreasing. you're still absolutely worked up over having cancer. i mean... you literally say your anxiety has gotten better and then the very next paragraph is all about thinking you have stomach cancer. if your anxiety was decreasing, the worries over having cancer would be decreasing too.

are you still googling symptoms? what have you done to stop the worry? when do you see a therapist again?
I mean I’m not having panic attacks anymore just getting upset and no I’m not googling I’ve tried talking to my parents and distracting myself but it only last for a while and next week
 

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I mean I’m not having panic attacks anymore just getting upset and no I’m not googling I’ve tried talking to my parents and distracting myself but it only last for a while and next week
ok... first things first... it is awesome that you're not researching your symptoms anymore! that's huge... and probably part of the reason you're not having actual panic attacks anymore (that's another good thing!) but your overall anxiety is clearly still very, very high which is likely why you're having all the symptoms you're having. the worse your anxiety is, the longer it'll take to get control over. distracting yourself will be something you have to do for the rest of your life because anxiety tends to be a lifelong problem but the good news is that the more control you get over it, the less of a problem it'll be.
 
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ok... first things first... it is awesome that you're not researching your symptoms anymore! that's huge... and probably part of the reason you're not having actual panic attacks anymore (that's another good thing!) but your overall anxiety is clearly still very, very high which is likely why you're having all the symptoms you're having. the worse your anxiety is, the longer it'll take to get control over. distracting yourself will be something you have to do for the rest of your life because anxiety tends to be a lifelong problem but the good news is that the more control you get over it, the less of a problem it'll be.
So even if your not having panic attacks you still get pain i just feel like if my stomach was feeling normal I wouldn’t be panicking
 

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So even if your not having panic attacks you still get pain i just feel like if my stomach was feeling normal I wouldn’t be panicking
You really need to talk more to your parents and other adults in your life. Lean on them. How old are you if you don’t mind me asking? And yes your anxiety can still cause physical symptoms even if you’re not in the middle of a full blown panic attack. Many of us on this thread experience pain and physical symptoms during down time because the anxiety is still there regardless. You don’t have stomach cancer.
 
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You really need to talk more to your parents and other adults in your life. Lean on them. How old are you if you don’t mind me asking? And yes your anxiety can still cause physical symptoms even if you’re not in the middle of a full blown panic attack. Many of us on this thread experience pain and physical symptoms during down time because the anxiety is still there regardless. You don’t have stomach cancer.
19 it’s the noises that are worrying me in my stomach and now under my ribs it’s really worrying me my stomach feels like it’s going to spasm
 

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this is just a thought, but maybe it would be a good idea to allow your parents to read this thread. it might give them a better idea of how you're feeling... and maybe some of the responses from us could help them help you. i really think this is 100% anxiety and you're at such an extreme level that you can't calm yourself down without some sort of adult intervention.
I agree.. Anxiety can cause all sorts of physical problems.
 

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So even if your not having panic attacks you still get pain i just feel like if my stomach was feeling normal I wouldn’t be panicking
oh, absolutely. it's not the panic attack that's causing the pain... it's the anxiety. during the above mentioned MS scare i had, i experienced very real physical symptoms for a year. i obviously wasn't having a year-long panic attack, but my overall anxiety level was through the roof and like i've said multiple times, the more i worried about it, the worse my symptoms got.

there is almost zero chance you have stomach cancer (or any other type of cancer for that matter.) your symptoms don't fit, you're not in a "high risk" group and even if you were, you're WAY too young even to have to worry about it. if you have any real illness, it sounds like anxiety-based IBS to me, which is no big deal and will go away if you can get rid of your anxiety.

I posted an episode of a podcast awhile back that i suggested you listen to. have you? if not, i think you should. i truly think it would be VERY beneficial, especially for you. the reason i think this is because in the episode, one of the hosts relates his battle with HA by talking about an especially bad stretch where he thought he had stomach cancer. he talks about what caused it, what he experienced during it (he had lots of almost-debilitating physical symptoms), his thought process, his jumping from doctor to doctor for reassurance and, ultimately, accepting that this was all caused by his anxiety. the most important part, especially for you, is him talking about the steps he's taken to try and get better. i really can't urge enough how much i think it would help you to listen to it.

here it the link again. i really think it would be beneficial for you to listen to it:


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oh, absolutely. it's not the panic attack that's causing the pain... it's the anxiety. during the above mentioned MS scare i had, i experienced very real physical symptoms for a year. i obviously wasn't having a year-long panic attack, but my overall anxiety level was through the roof and like i've said multiple times, the more i worried about it, the worse my symptoms got.

there is almost zero chance you have stomach cancer (or any other type of cancer for that matter.) your symptoms don't fit, you're not in a "high risk" group and even if you were, you're WAY too young even to have to worry about it. if you have any real illness, it sounds like anxiety-based IBS to me, which is no big deal and will go away if you can get rid of your anxiety.

I posted an episode of a podcast awhile back that i suggested you listen to. have you? if not, i think you should. i truly think it would be VERY beneficial, especially for you. the reason i think this is because in the episode, one of the hosts relates his battle with HA by talking about an especially bad stretch where he thought he had stomach cancer. he talks about what caused it, what he experienced during it (he had lots of almost-debilitating physical symptoms), his thought process, his jumping from doctor to doctor for reassurance and, ultimately, accepting that this was all caused by his anxiety. the most important part, especially for you, is him talking about the steps he's taken to try and get better. i really can't urge enough how much i think it would help you to listen to it.

here it the link again. i really think it would be beneficial for you to listen to it:


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I’ll listen to it thank you but I’m also scared it might be a intestine blockage because I can’t pass any gas of poo have stomach pain and feel full of wind
oh, absolutely. it's not the panic attack that's causing the pain... it's the anxiety. during the above mentioned MS scare i had, i experienced very real physical symptoms for a year. i obviously wasn't having a year-long panic attack, but my overall anxiety level was through the roof and like i've said multiple times, the more i worried about it, the worse my symptoms got.

there is almost zero chance you have stomach cancer (or any other type of cancer for that matter.) your symptoms don't fit, you're not in a "high risk" group and even if you were, you're WAY too young even to have to worry about it. if you have any real illness, it sounds like anxiety-based IBS to me, which is no big deal and will go away if you can get rid of your anxiety.

I posted an episode of a podcast awhile back that i suggested you listen to. have you? if not, i think you should. i truly think it would be VERY beneficial, especially for you. the reason i think this is because in the episode, one of the hosts relates his battle with HA by talking about an especially bad stretch where he thought he had stomach cancer. he talks about what caused it, what he experienced during it (he had lots of almost-debilitating physical symptoms), his thought process, his jumping from doctor to doctor for reassurance and, ultimately, accepting that this was all caused by his anxiety. the most important part, especially for you, is him talking about the steps he's taken to try and get better. i really can't urge enough how much i think it would help you to listen to it.

here it the link again. i really think it would be beneficial for you to listen to it:


or:

I’m scared I don’t want to be anything serious I just want to get better and live a long life
I agree.. Anxiety can cause all sorts of physical problems.
I know but what if it’s not anxiety
 

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I’ll listen to it thank you but I’m also scared it might be a intestine blockage because I can’t pass any gas of poo have stomach pain and feel full of wind


I’m scared I don’t want to be anything serious I just want to get better and live a long life

I know but what if it’s not anxiety
if you had an intestinal blockage, there would be ZERO doubt about it. you would be in the hospital, not on an anxiety message board. i know because my dad had one and so did one of my employees. the pain was so severe and came on so fast that there was no choice but to rush to the emergency room.

you need to let go of "what if." what if you get by a bus today? are you worried about that? no? why? because it's not likely, that's why... just like it's not likely you have cancer or any other blockage.
 
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if you had an intestinal blockage, there would be ZERO doubt about it. you would be in the hospital, not on an anxiety message board. i know because my dad had one and so did one of my employees. the pain was so severe and came on so fast that there was no choice but to rush to the emergency room.

you need to let go of "what if." what if you get by a bus today? are you worried about that? no? why? because it's not likely, that's why... just like it's not likely you have cancer or any other blockage.
It’s just that my friend mentioned it to me and said the pain is like Cramps I just don’t understand what’s wrong
if you had an intestinal blockage, there would be ZERO doubt about it. you would be in the hospital, not on an anxiety message board. i know because my dad had one and so did one of my employees. the pain was so severe and came on so fast that there was no choice but to rush to the emergency room.

you need to let go of "what if." what if you get by a bus today? are you worried about that? no? why? because it's not likely, that's why... just like it's not likely you have cancer or any other blockage.
Was the pain severe for both
 
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if you had an intestinal blockage, there would be ZERO doubt about it. you would be in the hospital, not on an anxiety message board. i know because my dad had one and so did one of my employees. the pain was so severe and came on so fast that there was no choice but to rush to the emergency room.

you need to let go of "what if." what if you get by a bus today? are you worried about that? no? why? because it's not likely, that's why... just like it's not likely you have cancer or any other blockage.
It’s just I don’t understand what’s wrong can you talk anymore about the blockage if u remember much about it I just don’t what to do
if you had an intestinal blockage, there would be ZERO doubt about it. you would be in the hospital, not on an anxiety message board. i know because my dad had one and so did one of my employees. the pain was so severe and came on so fast that there was no choice but to rush to the emergency room.

you need to let go of "what if." what if you get by a bus today? are you worried about that? no? why? because it's not likely, that's why... just like it's not likely you have cancer or any other blockage.
But I am concerned about a blockage because I can’t go to toilet keep getting stomach cramps and the noises
 
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It’s just I don’t understand what’s wrong can you talk anymore about the blockage if u remember much about it I just don’t what to do

But I am concerned about a blockage because I can’t go to toilet keep getting stomach cramps and the noises
again, if you had a blockage, you wouldn't be here asking questions... you'd be home recovering from surgery after being rushed to the hospital. that really is all you need to know.

anxiety can cause IBS which can include constipation. add to that the fact, and i'm only guessing, that you haven't been eating much or have been eating very poorly combined with not drinking enough fluids = double constipation.

listen to that podcast i told you to listen to. i swear. in it, the guy talks about how he had debilitating stomach cramps all due to his crazy high anxiety.
 
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again, if you had a blockage, you wouldn't be here asking questions... you'd be home recovering surgery after being rushed to the hospital. that really is all you need to know.

anxiety can cause IBS which can include constipation. add to that the fact, and i'm only guessing, that you haven't been eating much or have been eating very poorly combined with not drinking enough fluids = double constipation.

listen to that podcast i told you to listen to. i swear. in it, the guy talks about how he had debilitating stomach cramps all due to his crazy high anxiety.
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