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Thank you. I have already seen the list but its good to go through it again :)
 

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Could anxiety make me feel all the symptoms of a fatal cancer I’m worried about? Or do I actually HAVE those symptoms? Or do I only have them because my mind is making them up? Does that make sense? I’ve tried everything to get “rid” of my thoughts but the pains are still there...
 

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Could anxiety make me feel all the symptoms of a fatal cancer I’m worried about? Or do I actually HAVE those symptoms? Or do I only have them because my mind is making them up? Does that make sense? I’ve tried everything to get “rid” of my thoughts but the pains are still there...
Yes, it can.
 

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Yes, it can. I always feel like I have brain cancer or a tumor bc of the weird head sensations and thoughts that I have. I’ve had a CT Scan of my head and everything’s fine, it’s just anxiety.
 

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Anxiety symptoms can be very minor or debilitating and often mimic other ailments. That's what ends up scaring most of us.
 

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The pains I’m having aren’t really onntge anxiety list. Some of them in the past have been (lump in throat, twitching). I don’t see any of my current pains listed and I have SO many symptoms that point towards Pancreatic Cancer or another cancer. I don’t see how I can be ok and cancer-free with these symptoms. That’s why I was asking if the physical symptoms can be just from me thinking about the cancer constantly or what. I try to block it out but the pains continue.
Sorry, typo *arent really on the anxiety list (hip bone pain, lower ab pain, back pains)
 

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Question about anxiety symptoms again...I get really tight muscles along my spine. I have had a knot down towards my hips but on my back. I’ve thought this was a knot like I always get. Now I’m wondering if it could be a mass I’m feeling versus a knot? I always thought it was tight muscles due to anxiety. Now I’m thinking maybe it’s more. Would I be able to feel a mass on an organ through my back?
 

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Question about anxiety symptoms again...I get really tight muscles along my spine. I have had a knot down towards my hips but on my back. I’ve thought this was a knot like I always get. Now I’m wondering if it could be a mass I’m feeling versus a knot? I always thought it was tight muscles due to anxiety. Now I’m thinking maybe it’s more. Would I be able to feel a mass on an organ through my back?
Only your doctor can answer that question with any certainty, but I'd be willing to bet it's a muscle knot, a lipoma or a cyst. Very common, all of them, and equally harmless.
 

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So if this makes you feel any better. I had the same cancer issues and fear that I had it because of pain. He looked at me and said that cancer doesn't really present with pain so I stopped worrying and that "pain" went away.
 

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So if this makes you feel any better. I had the same cancer issues and fear that I had it because of pain. He looked at me and said that cancer doesn't really present with pain so I stopped worrying and that "pain" went away.
That's what I've gathered as well, that cancer doesn't generally cause pain. It can when the mass grows large enough to press on surrounding tissue / organs, but simply having cancer doesn't mean one is in any pain.
 

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Thanks! I’ve definitely had an emotional day and had to deal with some sad situations and I’ve noticed that has caused my anxiety to be out the roof. My tummy is definitely back to burning again but I really think it’s from the worry of things that happened today.
If it wasn’t for the darn hip pain, I think I would have been able to put this cancer fear away. But when you have a dream that warns you to not dismiss hip pain bc it will be cancer, and then the next day you get hip pain that stays for over a week..... you don’t get to put the health fear away!
 

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Anyone notice lack of appetite as a symptom also? I just don't enjoy food as much as I used to.
 

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I am stumped on my symptoms. Pretty much every symptom I had from my pancreatic fear was because it was on the left side of my body. That’s pretty typical for me. But now, I have the same symptoms it in my right side? The only additional symptom is the hip pain that comes and goes. Any thoughts?
 

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Anyone notice lack of appetite as a symptom also? I just don't enjoy food as much as I used to.
Yep. Anxiety doesn't affect my appetite often, but when it does it totally destroys my appetite. I'll often go several days eating once or twice a day. But then my appetite returns with a vengeance and all I want to do is eat.
 

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Do you ever have the symptoms while you’re asleep? Like, I can’t decide if I really had the abdominal pain last night or if it was in my dream or if it was real but I also felt it in my dream. Not sure if that makes sense. Then I wake up already thinking of the pains so I start my day out with it already on my mind!
 

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I am stumped on my symptoms. Pretty much every symptom I had from my pancreatic fear was because it was on the left side of my body. That’s pretty typical for me. But now, I have the same symptoms it in my right side? The only additional symptom is the hip pain that comes and goes. Any thoughts?
The pains I’m having aren’t really onntge anxiety list. Some of them in the past have been (lump in throat, twitching). I don’t see any of my current pains listed and I have SO many symptoms that point towards Pancreatic Cancer or another cancer. I don’t see how I can be ok and cancer-free with these symptoms. That’s why I was asking if the physical symptoms can be just from me thinking about the cancer constantly or what. I try to block it out but the pains continue.
Sorry, typo *arent really on the anxiety list (hip bone pain, lower ab pain, back pains)
Do you ever have the symptoms while you’re asleep? Like, I can’t decide if I really had the abdominal pain last night or if it was in my dream or if it was real but I also felt it in my dream. Not sure if that makes sense. Then I wake up already thinking of the pains so I start my day out with it already on my mind!
yes always! I always go numb in my sleep but wake up not knowing if it was my dream or not our anxiety doesn’t stop when we are asleep so I think that’s why it happens xxx
 

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The other one I get is when I can't sleep I need to get up to pee constantly. This only happens when I have anxiety.
 

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Scared...I fully recognize what you are doing, because - big surprise - I've done it to myself many times. You are absolutely fixated on your body. Each pang, pain, real or imagined. you magnify each such feeling and allow it to increase your anxiety. It's the all too famous "vicious cycle". Your body is on super high alert. The cortisol and other chemicals being released by your brain are coursing through your body. As long as that is happening, you will continue to feel as you do.

If it were me, and it has been many times, I would just go to the doctor. Nothing to it but to do it. No, you're not going to leave with an awful diagnosis. The doctor will be able to answer some of your questions right off; the ones that have to do with anatomy which you are asking. By examining you, he/she will be able to tell a lot. I'm certain you'll be told that you just need to accept that you are not suffering from some serious illness. Then trust your doctor and don't google any more.

BTW, hip pain - let's face it, you're thinking there's a bone tumor, right? Odds are 100,000 - 1 in adults. Also, if you had PC, by now you would have lost an extreme amount of weight. Don't start calculating. Chances are any weight you may have recently dropped is due to not eating as much due to the anxiety.
 
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