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One worry passes another takes it's place

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They're like shark's teeth, I stop worrying about one thing and another one takes position right behind the former. I hate it

Anyway, back again with another cause for worry, atleast for myself. But before that. An update on the issues I had with "IBS" worries. Things have improved. But I still feel really gassy, or the feeling like I have to use the bathroom but when I try to go, all I get is gas. It doesn't worry me as much as it did back then. But it sure is irritating, especially when I try to sleep. I've suspected it might be partly due to me taking sleep medication, unfortunately because of how anxious I get. Not just about health but in general I am very anxious and stress out very easily. I take sleep meds quite often. And I've read they can really screw with a lot of things.

Anyway, on to my current issue. So, I've had little bumps on the inside of my lip all of my life, they aren't hard or cyst / tumor like, they're mobile, I can move them with my tongue and they're soft, and they're relatively uniform in arrangement, I can usually find them in one spot and track another one in pretty much the same spot on the opposite side of my mouth, they've never hurt unless i'd bite the inside of my mouth while eating. And people have told me it's nothing to worry about, and for the most part they haven't caused me any worry. As I've lived with them as long as I remember. But a couple days ago I noticed another one on the top left of my top lip. And I don't remember it being there.

It's just like any of the other ones, it doesn't hurt, though i'm sure if I poke at it enough because it's freaking me out it'll start aching and cause me to panic like always, it's mobile and soft and I found another one that I've known was there on the opposite side. It's not the object that has me worried. It's the fact I don't remember it being there.
Despite worrying about my health for a very long time. Cancer surprisingly never was one of the biggest things I was afraid of. It's always been heart problems as my biggest fear. And dying under surgery. But never cancer. The only time I was really really worried about cancer was when I found lymph nodes around my nipple when I was a kid and thought I had breast cancer. And I don't even know if i'm worried about cancer now, it's just not knowing if it was there or not. Maybe it was and all the stress and anxiety I've been going through caused me to forget about it. I dunno.
 
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They're like shark's teeth, I stop worrying about one thing and another one takes position right behind the former. I hate it

Anyway, back again with another cause for worry, atleast for myself. But before that. An update on the issues I had with "IBS" worries. Things have improved. But I still feel really gassy, or the feeling like I have to use the bathroom but when I try to go, all I get is gas. It doesn't worry me as much as it did back then. But it sure is irritating, especially when I try to sleep. I've suspected it might be partly due to me taking sleep medication, unfortunately because of how anxious I get. Not just about health but in general I am very anxious and stress out very easily. I take sleep meds quite often. And I've read they can really screw with a lot of things.

Anyway, on to my current issue. So, I've had little bumps on the inside of my lip all of my life, they aren't hard or cyst / tumor like, they're mobile, I can move them with my tongue and they're soft, and they're relatively uniform in arrangement, I can usually find them in one spot and track another one in pretty much the same spot on the opposite side of my mouth, they've never hurt unless i'd bite the inside of my mouth while eating. And people have told me it's nothing to worry about, and for the most part they haven't caused me any worry. As I've lived with them as long as I remember. But a couple days ago I noticed another one on the top left of my top lip. And I don't remember it being there.

It's just like any of the other ones, it doesn't hurt, though i'm sure if I poke at it enough because it's freaking me out it'll start aching and cause me to panic like always, it's mobile and soft and I found another one that I've known was there on the opposite side. It's not the object that has me worried. It's the fact I don't remember it being there.
Despite worrying about my health for a very long time. Cancer surprisingly never was one of the biggest things I was afraid of. It's always been heart problems as my biggest fear. And dying under surgery. But never cancer. The only time I was really really worried about cancer was when I found lymph nodes around my nipple when I was a kid and thought I had breast cancer. And I don't even know if i'm worried about cancer now, it's just not knowing if it was there or not. Maybe it was and all the stress and anxiety I've been going through caused me to forget about it. I dunno.
Do you ever have days of not worrying about your health? Or imhas this been constant for a time?
 
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It's on and off, most of the time I can go a month or two without overly worrying about something. other times it's a matter of weeks.

My last post worrying about IBS was on June 25, and now i'm posting about whatever this is. I don't know if that would classify as constant. But it definitely feels like a constant battle.
 
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It's on and off, most of the time I can go a month or two without overly worrying about something. other times it's a matter of weeks.

My last post worrying about IBS was on June 25, and now i'm posting about whatever this is. I don't know if that would classify as constant. But it definitely feels like a constant battle.
Yeah i feel that i went about a month with no problem then out of no where this week has been the toughest yet. What has you worried about ibs? Do you think it will become another illness or something?
 
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I was worried about IBS or anything bowel related minus anything like Colon cancer. I wasn't feeling that bad.

But I did feel really gassy and constipated for a few days. And chocked it up to being IBS or something similar.
 
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I was worried about IBS or anything bowel related minus anything like Colon cancer. I wasn't feeling that bad.

But I did feel really gassy and constipated for a few days. And chocked it up to being IBS or something similar.
I see so is that where your anxiety comes from? I dont know what your going through but my cousin is worried somethign is wrong with his stomach too but he found out it is just scar tissue making it harder for him to relax and let it out he goes a few days without making number 2s
 
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They're like shark's teeth, I stop worrying about one thing and another one takes position right behind the former. I hate it

Anyway, back again with another cause for worry, atleast for myself. But before that. An update on the issues I had with "IBS" worries. Things have improved. But I still feel really gassy, or the feeling like I have to use the bathroom but when I try to go, all I get is gas. It doesn't worry me as much as it did back then. But it sure is irritating, especially when I try to sleep. I've suspected it might be partly due to me taking sleep medication, unfortunately because of how anxious I get. Not just about health but in general I am very anxious and stress out very easily. I take sleep meds quite often. And I've read they can really screw with a lot of things.

Anyway, on to my current issue. So, I've had little bumps on the inside of my lip all of my life, they aren't hard or cyst / tumor like, they're mobile, I can move them with my tongue and they're soft, and they're relatively uniform in arrangement, I can usually find them in one spot and track another one in pretty much the same spot on the opposite side of my mouth, they've never hurt unless i'd bite the inside of my mouth while eating. And people have told me it's nothing to worry about, and for the most part they haven't caused me any worry. As I've lived with them as long as I remember. But a couple days ago I noticed another one on the top left of my top lip. And I don't remember it being there.

It's just like any of the other ones, it doesn't hurt, though i'm sure if I poke at it enough because it's freaking me out it'll start aching and cause me to panic like always, it's mobile and soft and I found another one that I've known was there on the opposite side. It's not the object that has me worried. It's the fact I don't remember it being there.
Despite worrying about my health for a very long time. Cancer surprisingly never was one of the biggest things I was afraid of. It's always been heart problems as my biggest fear. And dying under surgery. But never cancer. The only time I was really really worried about cancer was when I found lymph nodes around my nipple when I was a kid and thought I had breast cancer. And I don't even know if i'm worried about cancer now, it's just not knowing if it was there or not. Maybe it was and all the stress and anxiety I've been going through caused me to forget about it. I dunno.
The shark teeth is an awesome analogy. I am going to use that! I feel 100% the same way. I started a worry this week about having a UTI, last night I was worried about getting tetanus from my dog, and now I am worried that I am going to get a flesh eating bacteria from wiping so much after going to the bathroom. I have IBS and often have to use the bathroom when I get anxious... which is all the time. After I go I feel the need to shower to really get clean. Just one worry after another. You're not alone!
 
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I see so is that where your anxiety comes from? I dont know what your going through but my cousin is worried somethign is wrong with his stomach too but he found out it is just scar tissue making it harder for him to relax and let it out he goes a few days without making number 2s
Pretty much, I've been having these feelings for quite awhile. And I don't really know what's causing them. I know the very day I started having these feelings. I ate a sandwich and felt really gassy and initially thought I had food poisoning. And from then I've felt gassy and constantly felt like I needed to pass stool for some time. Shortly after I had these feelings though. I did start taking Metamucil that admittedly I've had for quite awhile. I don't know if that's what's caused these problems because the symptoms still go on long after I stopped taking it.

I do take sleeping aids a lot due to my anxiety and sleeping problems. And i'd like to think that's what's causing the problems. But I still don't know if what i'm feeling lines up. Constipation is a side effect. But I don't really feel constipated. Quite the opposite actually. I have regular movements but it feels like I constantly have to use the bathroom. I don't know if that's just really bad gas. But it's really irritating. I'm not worried about anything too serious like colon cancer. As the symptosm that i'm feeling aren't severe. I'm not bleeding, or anything. If it helps at all I've noticed that stools look cracked and jagged in areas. I know it's strange to actually look at it. But if it's at all important then it's an added detail lol.

It just feels like i'm having bad gas or constantly feel like I have to use the bathroom. That's the best description I can come up with.
 
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The shark teeth is an awesome analogy. I am going to use that! I feel 100% the same way. I started a worry this week about having a UTI, last night I was worried about getting tetanus from my dog, and now I am worried that I am going to get a flesh eating bacteria from wiping so much after going to the bathroom. I have IBS and often have to use the bathroom when I get anxious... which is all the time. After I go I feel the need to shower to really get clean. Just one worry after another. You're not alone!
I'm glad and sorry that there are people that can relate to what i'm feeling, Thanks for your supportive words. And I hope things get better for you! And for all of us.
 
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