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Constipation and it’s back!!!

Nai007

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Hi All,

I am new here but not new to health anxiety. I have diagnosed myself with most forms of cancer, heart troubles, kidney problems etc. Recently started intermittent fasting and now my system is backed completely up. I went to the doctors today and she wasn’t my regular doctor and she just made things worse. Her thing is you’re too young to have colon cancer your body is adjusting to your new food regimen and don’t worry unless you have night sweats. Came home took a nap on my couch and woke up drenched in sweat. Now I'm freaking out. I just want to have a normal bowel movement (sorry for the TMI) and to move on with my life. I’ve begun to think dark things and can’t help but think I have colon cancer. Please help or just chat with me to keep my mind busy.
 

adamden

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Hi All,

I am new here but not new to health anxiety. I have diagnosed myself with most forms of cancer, heart troubles, kidney problems etc. Recently started intermittent fasting and now my system is backed completely up. I went to the doctors today and she wasn’t my regular doctor and she just made things worse. Her thing is you’re too young to have colon cancer your body is adjusting to your new food regimen and don’t worry unless you have night sweats. Came home took a nap on my couch and woke up drenched in sweat. Now I'm freaking out. I just want to have a normal bowel movement (sorry for the TMI) and to move on with my life. I’ve begun to think dark things and can’t help but think I have colon cancer. Please help or just chat with me to keep my mind busy.
Hi Nai, welcome to the forum first of all. Sorry to hear that you have been battling with health anxiety for a while. You have come to the right place to get together with people who also understand your situation and will be there for you.
Even though she may not have been your regular doctor, she is still trained to know the same things. Doctors are trained to notice warning signs in people even if they don't directly look for them. That's how they work during normal visits.
I'm 99% sure she was right in saying that you are too young to have colon cancer and your body is just adjusting to the food regimen. Whenever I change my food regimen or eat something different, my body takes some time to get used to it. That's not uncommon whatsoever. If you had colon cancer, you would have other noticeable symptom. I saw someone say on a separate forum that I'm a member of that his friend who had colon cancer was having 10 bowel movements a day, no exaggeration. If you're backed up a bit, again, that's your body just getting adjusted to the new food regimen.
I hope you can find comfort in this post and know that you will be just fine :)
 

Nai007

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Hi Nai, welcome to the forum first of all. Sorry to hear that you have been battling with health anxiety for a while. You have come to the right place to get together with people who also understand your situation and will be there for you.
Even though she may not have been your regular doctor, she is still trained to know the same things. Doctors are trained to notice warning signs in people even if they don't directly look for them. That's how they work during normal visits.
I'm 99% sure she was right in saying that you are too young to have colon cancer and your body is just adjusting to the food regimen. Whenever I change my food regimen or eat something different, my body takes some time to get used to it. That's not uncommon whatsoever. If you had colon cancer, you would have other noticeable symptom. I saw someone say on a separate forum that I'm a member of that his friend who had colon cancer was having 10 bowel movements a day, no exaggeration. If you're backed up a bit, again, that's your body just getting adjusted to the new food regimen.
I hope you can find comfort in this post and know that you will be just fine :)
Thank you so much for responding. It means a lot and it was very comforting. My family (hubby and mom) just get frustrated with me when I go through this. It’s a nuisance to them and each time I go through these things I go down a rabbit hole and nothing is founded. I really wish I had better coping mechanism when things go awry that doesn’t take me to cancer. Like it’s a million things it could be but I go straight there and to dying. Its a sucky cycle.
 

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Thank you so much for responding. It means a lot and it was very comforting. My family (hubby and mom) just get frustrated with me when I go through this. It’s a nuisance to them and each time I go through these things I go down a rabbit hole and nothing is founded. I really wish I had better coping mechanism when things go awry that doesn’t take me to cancer. Like it’s a million things it could be but I go straight there and to dying. Its a sucky cycle.
Are you currently in therapy or on any medication?
Therapy can teach you some really good techniques that can help you not get to the point where you are worrying about cancers and other things of that nature, while medication can help sometimes take the edge off and bring on the initial calming effect. I'm currently in CBT therapy and on a low 10mg dose of Prozac, and it has been a tremendous help.
 
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