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Uncertainty and fear...

bakwords

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These past few days I've had a bloated feeling in my lower right back and lower abdomen in general... It started a little before that with a tight feeling to the right of my belly button... And also some rectal pain when moving my bowels... I have had constipation recently... One day I didn't go at all, which is rare... Today, I had some normal movements and then loose... in general, I'm feeling very crampy... Some gurgling... Of course I look up symptoms and find appendicitis among other things... Then I checked my temperature and it was 97 point something... I panicked thinking that was fever, but then remembered that was fine... I feel generally under the weather every few weeks or so... constant phlegm... today forced myself to take a walk on my work break (work from home), but even that was nerve-racking... thought I was feeling weak in the legs... this has not been a good week mentally...
 

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thank you... struggling to sleep... convinced my organs are gonna blow up... some pain when i touch above the hip bone... losing my mind...
 

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We all know how you feel. We are there more often than not. You are not alone. Have you spoken with a therapist or your gp?
 

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last therapy i had was before these symptoms... i’m not in terrible pain, but cramped and bloaty... a few times it hurt to touch near lower back but not every time... convinced of organ problems... how will i fall asleep to work in the morning?... i suppose bloating can hurt to touch... afraid to do anything...
 

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Iy could be something you ate. I have that issue sometimes. And your anxiety will definitely make the symptoms worse. Hugs to you.
 

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when i woke up this morning the bloating and pain had lessened... still had some upset stomach today and occasional rectal pain when moving bowels... tonight i feel week... achey... drained and tired... went to a friend’s house a few hours ago but left early because i didn’t feel good... sometimes feel like i can’t move due to fear... what am i doing to myself?... can reach out to family and friends but don’t want to upset everyone all the time...
 

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the worrying continues... though i’ve felt less under the weather these past few days, i still have a little pain when using bathroom... and i get bloated in the lower abdomen, above where the legs start... gonna make dr appointment... have to check cholesterol anyway... so worried there’s some sort of obstruction or something...
 

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Only time I ever felt like that was with acid reflux. Not sure if you suffer from that? The pains in the various places. Feeling bloated. Can hurt when using the bathroom too. Could try some over the counter medication for bloating. Be a case of asking your chemist about it. Explain how you are feeling. Nothing to lose really. Either works or it doesn't.
 

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I went to doctor and he thinks it's IBS, which he said is often caused by anxiety... I am going for a blood test Monday... wanted to check my cholesterol anyway, but will get full test... also, he told me to try metamucil, so I hope that helps... Today was constipation... I did use bathroom but not much and strained... not as much pain as before, but still concerned about everything...
thank you...
 

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I went to doctor and he thinks it's IBS, which he said is often caused by anxiety... I am going for a blood test Monday... wanted to check my cholesterol anyway, but will get full test... also, he told me to try metamucil, so I hope that helps... Today was constipation... I did use bathroom but not much and strained... not as much pain as before, but still concerned about everything...
thank you...
Keep us updated I'm curious about your cholesterol and triglycerides.
 

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went to dr today for blood test... will find out next week i think... was on phone with therapist today... am able to move bowels better since metamucil... still getting bloating feeling and gurgling... sides, lower abdomen, lower back... nothing in particular hurts to touch... this change in my system concerns me...
 

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went to dr today for blood test... will find out next week i think... was on phone with therapist today... am able to move bowels better since metamucil... still getting bloating feeling and gurgling... sides, lower abdomen, lower back... nothing in particular hurts to touch... this change in my system concerns me...
You could possible be over doing it with the alcoholic beverages.
 

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Sounds like IBS to me, bloating is one of the main symptoms.
 

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You could possible be over doing it with the alcoholic beverages.
honestly not drinking to excess... if i drink it’s usually one or two... sometimes on a weekend i have more but not most of the time... i should drink more water though...
Sounds like IBS to me, bloating is one of the main symptoms.
if that’s what it is, i’m fine with that... it’s after i eat most of the time now... regardless of what i eat... and multiple trips to the bathroom, sometimes with nothing happening... it just worries me because it seems like it’s a new thing that’s been happening to me, not some gradual change...
 

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now my fear is colon cancer... got bloated again after breakfast... frequent running to bathroom... constipation and then thin stool... cramps... still some soreness in rectum... concerned...
 

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But your symptoms are different from the symptoms of colon cancer.
 

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i tend to read too many things and scare myself... i read “thin stool” and get nervous... and just the sudden change in habits...
 

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But surely you must know that cancer is the opposite of sudden? Tumours grow gradually.
 
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