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  1. I had a phone visit with a doctor for abdominal pain over the weekend. He said to increase Miralax due to my IBS. Nothing has changed since then. My bowels are fine, no blood. However I'm having pain from my upper left quadrant down to my lower left quadrant. Tenderness as well as a pinching/cramping. Also have back pain.. I work in Healthcare and sometimes I feel like the more I know can be a curse. I'm terrified that this is cancer. Feels like something there when I bend over and uncomfortable when laying on my left side. I haven't been on this page in forever because I've been doing so well but here I am, back at it. I'm terrified right now.
  2. While I am still in my IBC cancer scare I have recently fallen into the brain aneurysm hole. I don't want to get into my symptoms because I am exhausted but I am definitely having new primary symptoms. Someone just talk me off the ledge please. This is a hard day. ☹️
  3. No, I mean it itches a lot but scratching a little. I just noticed the redness today.
  4. I once had a breast cancer scare when I felt a lump about two years ago. They had me go for a mammogram. I don't know how to handle this one. Trying to involve myself in other things but it's not easy.
  5. I shouldn't be here, I really shouldn't. I have been doing SO WELL! I am a hot mess right now and I am alone at this moment and need to let this out. Left breast has been itchy for about a week or more. Today while in the shower I noticed the same breast is red. My gut is saying it has to be dry skin. My head is telling me that this is not normal. I went and looked in the mirror and it does look slightly larger. My anxiety is now through the roof and I can not concentrate on anything else. At this moment I can not calm down. Scared out of my mind.
  6. I'm worried about it being a malignancy, yes. My niece just beat Leukemia andy town had a high rate of cancer because our water was contaminated so it scary that this came out of the blue. I do not have any rash/scratch/bites or lessons in that area.
  7. I went to the doctor today because for the past 4 days I've had a very tender, painful lymph node on my neck behind my ear. She told me it's very inflamed and to use warm compresses. She said if it's not better in a few weeka that they will biopsy it. Naturally with my HA I am freaked out. I'm so scared because I have not had a cold or anything else. I can barely turn my head.
  8. Last week I experienced the worst headache ever. It's possible it could have been a migraine but I've never had one in my 37 years. Earlier in the morning at work I believe I had an aura. My vision was off and it felt like a flash had gone off but would not go away and I couldn't see that well. Close to lunch I started to develop this headache and I instantly became nauseous. My head hurt so bad that I had to leave work and I felt like I was going to be sick. I ran in the door and instantly had to lay down. I've never experienced something to this degree before so naturally I'm terrified. I can't stop the downward spiral feeling of it being something sinister. I need help.
  9. Hi all, I have been doing fabulous for a few months now, however I'm back tonight. Trying not to worry but a few days ago I had some upper abominable discomfort so I am taking some Prilosec. However yesterday I started to have some pain right in the middle of my chest, in-between the breast area, that hurts with any kind of movement. I've costochondritis before but never in this area. Is this costochondritis or something else?
  10. Whatever it is I hope it goes away soon. It has pretty much moved to the very middle of my upper chest and non-inflammatories are not working. It's driving me insane. Makes my anxiety go up.
  11. I have IBS-C which means that I have the opposite problem and I will forever be on Miralax. I would suggest going back to the doctor and see if you have IBS-D and they might be able to prescribe something for you. When I get anxious my stomach acts up as well. Hang in there!
  12. Mine feels tight when I am really stressed out. Any better today?
  13. Could possibly be a stomach bug. That seems to be going around everywhere lately.
  14. I don't know what the heck is going on with my symptoms. I have been doing so WELL! Trying to make a long story short...... Friday I was perfectly fine all day. We took the kids to dinner and ran some errands. We got home and all of a sudden if felt like I had strained a muscle on the upper right side of my chest. I was so uncomfortable so I did my own vitals (yes I am a nurse with anxiety ) and took some ibuprofen and went to bed. I couldn't sleep all night because it hurt to roll over and get comfortable. Saturday I felt the same but as the day progressed it became more painful. I couldn't even tie my own shoes and it hurt to shift gears in the car. Any movement sent waves of pain. I was near to tears in pain and so I left the kids with my husband and my Mom took me to Urgent Care. The NP insisted on an EKG which was perfect and I expected it to be. She said my lungs sounded clear because I was starting to ask questions if I could possibly have pleurisy. I was asking for an x-ray in which she refused and said to come back if I had trouble breathing. She gave me some muscle relaxers and sent me on my way. I slept in the couch all night in an upright position so I wouldn't have to move much. Sunday I felt a tad better but still could not bend down to tie my shoes. I took some more meds and went to bed to get ready for work. Monday I was feeling much better but some random movements were still painful. Today I felt the same as Monday and then I got home and things changed. It now hurts not only on the upper right side but has spread to the upper middle. I don't know what the hell is going on and it's bothering me. It has been painful all night even with ibuprofen and a muscle relaxer. I know I probably rambled on but I am at a loss here. I just can't get it out of my head that this could be something more sinister and it scares the hell out of me. Any input would be helpful.
  15. Thank you for the replies. I did try and step back and have a good holiday. I did ok for the most part but can't ignore the pain anymore in my leg. It has taken everything in me to not Google. I was really trying to stay away from the doctor but I might just have to go back in. I had perfect lab results back in March. I know that things can change but I'm hanging onto that. Thank you all for being there for me.