Hey, I’m Hope, I’m almost 23, I’m a mother to a 2 1/2 year old. I come onto this site because my anxiety, stress, depression, you name it, has grown worse since I had my son. I’m very conscious of my health and my body. I’m dedicated to eating well and exercising on a regular basis. I try to do anything I can do to help ME feel better. Some days I feel OK, some days I don’t, it’s a rollercoaster and I never know what kind of “funk” I’m gonna be in tomorrow. I’ve been feeling fatigued or run down for a while. Exercise helps, but sometimes not enough. It’s like excessive tiredness caused by my anxiety, my mood, I’m assuming? Lately, I’ve become concerned of my health due to some feelings I’ve beenexperiencing. (Note: I don’t have health insurance and I think that’s partially why I have developed health anxiety.) Anyways, I have very painful periods. Everything hurts. They have gotten worse since I had my son. When I don’t have my period, I still experience “twinges” or sharp, quick pains in my lower abdomen. Sometimes I feel them in my lady bits. Over the past couple of weeks I have been hyperaware of these feelings. They come and go. I try to distract myself from them but the past few days Ihaven’t been able to. I have nausea, dullcramps/aches in my lower abdomen, twinges, and tiredness. I think the nausea,which has just recently appeared, is what’s been worrying me most. Do I have cancerin my lady parts? Is it totally anxiety related? I’ve been healthy all my life. I’mfit, in shape, but my mind is not clean and hasn’t been for a while. I have moments when I feel great, but I also have plenty of moments when I’m laying on the couch, thinking about everything, and feelinganxious beyond belief. I haven’t been able to slow down life,though. I’m a busy mom. I work, I go to school, and I’m a full time mom. Somedays, I dread work. The other day I was extremely anxious all day at work but I tryreally hard not to let it show. I’m not sure if my coworkers notice it or not. Every day Ipush through my anxiety and try to better myself and be a good mother to my sweet boy. I’m also quite lonely. My boyfriend is my best friend, he’s a great dad, but I don’t have friends. I don’t have many people to talk to. Most days I’m alone. I’m saying all of this in hope that someone out there can relate to what I’m feeling. Still, I need to see a doctor. The nausea that I’m experiencing (in waves) is it related to stress, anxiety? Or is it related to something being wrong? In my ovaries perhaps? Dull craps, twinges that come and go... I just can’t get it off my mind.