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The dimple is on one breast and the nipple thing?
Is the dimple like an indent?
I’ll be posting my worries shortly on a topic. :(
 

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The dimple is on one breast and the nipple thing?
Is the dimple like an indent?
I’ll be posting my worries shortly on a topic. :(
 

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Over the years- a white line on my gum which I prodded and scratched for several weeks until I realised I had removed the gum covering the base of my front pre-molar; an ulcer where gum meets soft palate which I gauged out with a teaspoon; a white spot on other side of gum which I attacked with an electric toothbrush. In each case this delayed healing and of course, the advice is------------ if it goes on for 3 weeks-----!!!!!!!
No I don't smoke, but I did in the past. I do drink alcohol and I guess guilt about that weakness exacerbates HA ( not just about the mouth!) and I usually think "it serves you right!". I have suffered for decades which is why I urge you to pester for help now before it takes over.
Have you had any AD medication? Any referral for psychiatric help?
Well I’m glad all turned out ok for u! Just hope that’s my case too. I was given sertraline some months ago, but I stupidly read ALL of the side effects from mild to severe, common to very uncommon and convinced myself I would get the serious ones and I guess the anxiety took over and I couldn’t bring myself to take them. Of course I will mention this to the mental health nurse next week! Hopefully I will get some help, I have done almost 5 years of this s**t and I can’t cope with it.
 

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Well I’m glad all turned out ok for u! Just hope that’s my case too. I was given sertraline some months ago, but I stupidly read ALL of the side effects from mild to severe, common to very uncommon and convinced myself I would get the serious ones and I guess the anxiety took over and I couldn’t bring myself to take them. Of course I will mention this to the mental health nurse next week! Hopefully I will get some help, I have done almost 5 years of this s**t and I can’t cope with it.
I feel you. I have done it almost 2 years and I’m tired of it.
Did you read my last post?
Not sure if it’s a trigger for you, I can stop talking about that if it is.
 

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The dimple is on one breast and the nipple thing?
Is the dimple like an indent?
I’ll be posting my worries shortly on a topic. :(
Hiya, sorry I haven’t replied, I took some time out for myself today and had
My first family quiz over video call. I must admit it definitely took some pressure off of feeling like this, but once over I instantly started thinking about my issues again!
Anyway, yes all of my issues, lump(fibroadenoma that’s been there 4 years), dimple and nipple all on the same breast. The dimple I can’t see u less I lift my armpit but it just looks misshapen rather than a indent if that makes sense. And I don’t feel too worried about my nipple as it pops out instantly and isn’t completely inverted when it is, il mention it when I next speak to my GP and il keep an eye. Have you put up a post yet, someone else may come along with some different advice for u xx
 

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Hiya, sorry I haven’t replied, I took some time out for myself today and had
My first family quiz over video call. I must admit it definitely took some pressure off of feeling like this, but once over I instantly started thinking about my issues again!
Anyway, yes all of my issues, lump(fibroadenoma that’s been there 4 years), dimple and nipple all on the same breast. The dimple I can’t see u less I lift my armpit but it just looks misshapen rather than a indent if that makes sense. And I don’t feel too worried about my nipple as it pops out instantly and isn’t completely inverted when it is, il mention it when I next speak to my GP and il keep an eye. Have you put up a post yet, someone else may come along with some different advice for u xx
Yeah. it doesn’t sound concerning and don’t let HA make you think otherwise.
 

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So I have had a horrible day today. In the middle of the night I woke myself up or rather I was woken up by my teeth slamming together and getting the weird side of my tongue clenched between them. I could have cried with the pain, today it’s just been feeling weird, numb and tingly all day! Could this be my problem, am I doing this all the time or is there something wrong
 

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So I have had a horrible day today. In the middle of the night I woke myself up or rather I was woken up by my teeth slamming together and getting the weird side of my tongue clenched between them. I could have cried with the pain, today it’s just been feeling weird, numb and tingly all day! Could this be my problem, am I doing this all the time or is there something wrong
This has happened to me! I feel like I clench and grind my teeth in the middle of the night and it causes a lot of what I feel in the morning. I also get odd sensations in my mouth, and the back of my tongue is white with raised bumps. I have a lump on my tonsil and I swear when I open my mouth real wide there’s a fleshy part of my tongue of tonsil that pops out. I swear I felt it every time I swallowed, like it was getting stuck. Anyway, I went to an ENT last week and he checked me out and now I haven’t felt any of those sensations since then. It is absolutely crazy how symptoms can disappear once a doctor tells you it’s nothing. Although, sometimes what a doctor says isn’t enough for me, and I need the tests. Either way, when I look back on the last year, ALL of my symptoms have gone away after the fear of the disease had.
 

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This has happened to me! I feel like I clench and grind my teeth in the middle of the night and it causes a lot of what I feel in the morning. I also get odd sensations in my mouth, and the back of my tongue is white with raised bumps. I have a lump on my tonsil and I swear when I open my mouth real wide there’s a fleshy part of my tongue of tonsil that pops out. I swear I felt it every time I swallowed, like it was getting stuck. Anyway, I went to an ENT last week and he checked me out and now I haven’t felt any of those sensations since then. It is absolutely crazy how symptoms can disappear once a doctor tells you it’s nothing. Although, sometimes what a doctor says isn’t enough for me, and I need the tests. Either way, when I look back on the last year, ALL of my symptoms have gone away after the fear of the disease had.
Hello and Thankyou for sharing that with me. It’s nice to know I am not alone. It all sounds very similar to me only I can’t see any lumps I just feel like I have a lump in the back or the side of my tongue. I have the whiteness that you have explained. And my tongue is just sore. Sometimes the weird sensations I get on the left side have started in the right side too! My symptoms are nowhere near as bad as they have been, got to be a good sign right? And they appear more in the evening when I’m relaxed. My doctor won’t even entertain me with a referral to ENT. I have just been told to basically live with the sensations. I am a bit like you that I can’t take them doctors word for it I need tests, this time they aren’t giving me the tests!!! Still freaking out over it. So so glad to hear that your tests were fine and you have nothing in your mouth to worry about!
 

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It’s all on one breast and the same breast, I am still finding that my nipple keeps going in, but it’s not the whole nipple it’s just in the middle of the nipple and makes it look like there’s a hole. It’s really odd and I am trying not to focus on it too much, I have had tender breasts too in both breasts so I think that’s normal. What makes you worried about breast cancer if you don’t mind me asking? X

Glad that I am not the only one panicking about
My mouth! How old are you if you don’t mind me asking? Do you smoke? What is it that you can see in your mouth that you are worried about? The amount of non professionals and professionals I keep showing because I just can’t seem to shift this anxiety! Worrying something sinister is going on, my symptoms are getting better so I’m trying to take that as good news, it’s just the odd burning sensation I get at the back/side of my tongue. My shark fin papillae are enlarged but again dentist and doctor not concerned. I was reassured the days I saw them but then it all comes flooding back! Was supposed to have a phone call with the mental health nurse today, they cancelled last minute and rebooked for next Wednesday, if I’m honest I was a bit disappointed because I was actually looking forward to sorting my head out!!!
I’m so sorry you are feeling this way. But I can say I understand for the last 3 weeks I’ve had sore throat burning tongue. Headaches and eye problems and ear problems. And swelling and eating has been hard. But Finally my sister and husband said hey go get a check up but dry weather change of seasons. Even snoring which aka I’m a huge snorer and my dentist had said he wants me checked for sleep apnea cause I wake up choking and shallow breathing. And sometimes just your bodies way of dealing with sinus issues and virus. But all these things can cause throat and tongue pain. But I understand. I can get stuck on the symptoms and than i dr google which tells me only the worst of things. If 3 doctors and 2 dentist tell you nothing is the matter I’m sure. But because of health anxiety we can stop I understand I am the same way. A ent definitely can help you though with more throat issues than a dentist. Have a wonderful day though and I hope and pray your mind is soon at ease.
 

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Hello, me again! Woke up feeling very deflated today, just can’t shift the fear that have tongue cancer. It’s really getting me down now having these sensations and having no answers. I don’t believe that my HA is causing me to feel this symptoms in my mouth, it’s obviously making me seriously worried about it though. :(
 

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Hello, me again! Woke up feeling very deflated today, just can’t shift the fear that have tongue cancer. It’s really getting me down now having these sensations and having no answers. I don’t believe that my HA is causing me to feel this symptoms in my mouth, it’s obviously making me seriously worried about it though. :(
UPDATE****
I spoke to the doctor on the phone and he has given me nystatin for oral thrush, I have since looked in my mouth with my sister in law and the foliate papillae on the left side of my tongue is swollen and looks really big compared to the right side, I can feel it rubbing on my tongue, this is the lump sensation I can feel! I’m absolutely sure it’s sinister! Freaking out is an understatement!!! :(
 

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UPDATE****
I spoke to the doctor on the phone and he has given me nystatin for oral thrush, I have since looked in my mouth with my sister in law and the foliate papillae on the left side of my tongue is swollen and looks really big compared to the right side, I can feel it rubbing on my tongue, this is the lump sensation I can feel! I’m absolutely sure it’s sinister! Freaking out is an understatement!!! :(
Your sister in law isn't a health care professional. You have had multiple professionals look at that lump and determine that it is normal. People are not symmetrical. As I am sitting here typing this, I can feel my teeth rubbing the left side of my tongue and not my right, because that is the way my mouth is shaped. Sometimes I even get cuts or sores on the left side of my tongue because of how my tongue interacts with the teeth on my left side. This is particularly true when I sleep on that side of my face.

It is also true that anxiety and focusing on an area of your body can produce tingling or numbness at that site. There are studies that have demonstrated that even in people without health anxiety. They can attach electrical probes to people that have no current and ask people if they can feel tingling and they do. The expectation of tingling produces the symptom. This is a fact. It is also a fact that stress (felt any of that recently) exacerbates this sensation. Tingling is one of THE most common symptoms for hypochondriacs.

In my estimation, here is what you should do.

1.) Go to another doctor and advocate for a referral to an ENT. Do not walk into the office and freak out, but explain calmly what physical sensations you are experiencing and say that you would like to speak to a specialist.

2.) Understand that the probability that is cancer is remote. I have, in the past, determined with what felt like 100% certainty that this or that lump was not normal. I was wrong. Sit down and write a list of all the times you thought you had cancer. Remember what that felt like at that time. Understand that the probability that you are doing this to yourself again is very high.

3.) Once you have set yourself up with an appointment, start to work on your anxiety. What therapy are you currently engaged with? What CBT practices do you incorporate into your daily life? This will seem like a distraction to you, because who cares about CBT when you have tongue cancer? Except the truth is, you likely don't have tongue cancer and you likely do have debilitating health anxiety. You need to shift your focus.
 

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Hello, me again! Woke up feeling very deflated today, just can’t shift the fear that have tongue cancer. It’s really getting me down now having these sensations and having no answers. I don’t believe that my HA is causing me to feel this symptoms in my mouth, it’s obviously making me seriously worried about it though. :(
Oh i Know that feeling too well HA taking over
 

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Your sister in law isn't a health care professional. You have had multiple professionals look at that lump and determine that it is normal. People are not symmetrical. As I am sitting here typing this, I can feel my teeth rubbing the left side of my tongue and not my right, because that is the way my mouth is shaped. Sometimes I even get cuts or sores on the left side of my tongue because of how my tongue interacts with the teeth on my left side. This is particularly true when I sleep on that side of my face.

It is also true that anxiety and focusing on an area of your body can produce tingling or numbness at that site. There are studies that have demonstrated that even in people without health anxiety. They can attach electrical probes to people that have no current and ask people if they can feel tingling and they do. The expectation of tingling produces the symptom. This is a fact. It is also a fact that stress (felt any of that recently) exacerbates this sensation. Tingling is one of THE most common symptoms for hypochondriacs.

In my estimation, here is what you should do.

1.) Go to another doctor and advocate for a referral to an ENT. Do not walk into the office and freak out, but explain calmly what physical sensations you are experiencing and say that you would like to speak to a specialist.

2.) Understand that the probability that is cancer is remote. I have, in the past, determined with what felt like 100% certainty that this or that lump was not normal. I was wrong. Sit down and write a list of all the times you thought you had cancer. Remember what that felt like at that time. Understand that the probability that you are doing this to yourself again is very high.

3.) Once you have set yourself up with an appointment, start to work on your anxiety. What therapy are you currently engaged with? What CBT practices do you incorporate into your daily life? This will seem like a distraction to you, because who cares about CBT when you have tongue cancer? Except the truth is, you likely don't have tongue cancer and you likely do have debilitating health anxiety. You need to shift your focus.
Thankyou for replying to me, it must be really frustrating for others to read someone else issues/worries/anxieties!!!
yes I get my sister in law isn’t a professional but I guess if I get someone close to me to keep looking at it they will see if anything changes too. Reassurance I guess! Not that I feel very reassured at the moment. I completely get we are not symmetrical, I’m just getting to the point where 9 weeks with these sensations is not on, I know anxiety makes it worse cos Iv been panicking all day and it’s been my worst day byfar, but the sensations are still there for definite. I just worry that is it is something sinister it could be 10x worse now. My tongue does rub onto my teeth and I’m not sure if I have mentioned before but I woke last week by my teething slamming together and getting my tongue stuck, that still doesn’t reassure me! Maybe I need a mouth guard or something I don’t know!
Tomorrow I am back at the dentist, I am currently being treated for oral thrush which the doctor prescribed me today. I think aswell I worry it’s cancer because I am a smoker. You ask in your head, “why don’t u give up then” I just can’t it’s my stress reliever. Pathetic I know! When the kids go back to school I am hoping to start CBT back up again, I will have the time to do it
 

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Thankyou for replying to me, it must be really frustrating for others to read someone else issues/worries/anxieties!!!
yes I get my sister in law isn’t a professional but I guess if I get someone close to me to keep looking at it they will see if anything changes too. Reassurance I guess! Not that I feel very reassured at the moment. I completely get we are not symmetrical, I’m just getting to the point where 9 weeks with these sensations is not on, I know anxiety makes it worse cos Iv been panicking all day and it’s been my worst day byfar, but the sensations are still there for definite. I just worry that is it is something sinister it could be 10x worse now. My tongue does rub onto my teeth and I’m not sure if I have mentioned before but I woke last week by my teething slamming together and getting my tongue stuck, that still doesn’t reassure me! Maybe I need a mouth guard or something I don’t know!
Tomorrow I am back at the dentist, I am currently being treated for oral thrush which the doctor prescribed me today. I think aswell I worry it’s cancer because I am a smoker. You ask in your head, “why don’t u give up then” I just can’t it’s my stress reliever. Pathetic I know! When the kids go back to school I am hoping to start CBT back up again, I will have the time to do it

Go a little easier on yourself. And it's not frustrating to read your issues/worries/anxieties; it's the purpose of this forum. I have been right where you are now, about literally the exact same thing (oral cancer).
 

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Go a little easier on yourself. And it's not frustrating to read your issues/worries/anxieties; it's the purpose of this forum. I have been right where you are now, about literally the exact same thing (oral cancer).
Thankyou for your kind words. I feel sick as a dog this morning. That’s probably just my nerves kicking in about going to the dentist this afternoon!
 
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