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    Thanks for the response Acie. What you experienced is very similar to me . I’m 52 and have been struggling with anxiety for about 15 years. The nausea has been sporadic lately, I’m just trying to keep myself busy in an effort to try to forget about the feelings. Had a colonoscopy and gastroscope in January for other issues and all was good. Been having lower right rib pain and back pain for a few months now which makes me very anxious about pancreatic issues. I’ve had an aunt and uncle pass away in their early seventies so I know it’s in the family so I’m pretty freaked out. Haven’t lost any weight...even gained a few pounds over the last few months which helps me somewhat. Just want the aches to subside and maybe I can get back to living! Thanks again for the response! Stay safe Rugger
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    I’ve been having a really hard time lately! Nightly discomfort under right rib and upper back aches for a few months now. Of course thinking pan cancer. Had an ultrasound and some basic blood tests bilirubin and albumin levels were normal. Last couple of weeks I’ve been experiencing a lot of nausea usually morning till mid afternoon. Now I’m getting nausea all day long and into the evening. Trying to tell myself that it is anxiety... but I’m losing the argument with myself. I’ve been on Zoloft for about 18 months, can it all of a sudden be causing this issue? Any insight/support would be immensely appreciated. PLEASE!!! Rugger
  3. Thanks Marc! Makes me feel a little better...still stressed but working hard to tell myself it’s nothing serious. Feels like a have a pulled muscle inside. Thanks again your response has helped ! Rugger
  4. I was hoping this would be a new year with a positive outlook, done already. Experiencing heartburn and crazy pressure and aches in my rectum. Aches turn to pain with bowel movements. Of course I’m thinking something horrible is going on. I was doing so well, now I feel like I’m going back into my hole. Not sure I will ever feel “normal”. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms? Thanks rugger
  5. Thanks for the responses! They have helped me. Still freaked out about the lower rib upper abdomen pain but I need to trust the doctor. The nausea is brutal but at least I’m fairly convinced that it has something to do with the meds. I need to see doc, about how to fix the nausea, but it’s hard due to COVID. Hope the nausea ends soon, so I don’t have a nervous breakdown. Thanks again! rugger
  6. I’ve been having a very difficult time lately. The quick story...back pain and lower rib pain for a couple months. Convinced I had pancreatic issues. Blood tests and ultrasound all good. I usually rebound quickly after good news. However this time I’m still not doing well. Doctor gave me Ativan to help get through the days. I took about 1 - 1.5mg a day for three weeks. I stopped taking them after my results were good on Wednesday. Still having rib and back issues, now I have a lot of nausea and diarrhea. Freaking out. Could this be withdrawal from the meds. I’ve never used Ativan before. Is it possible for the body to “need them” after only three weeks? Starting to spiral again! Rugger
  7. I’m a 51 year old male with major health anxiety. It is REALLY bad right now. I’ve been having a dull pain on my mid upper back, usually the right side. Also had some excessive itching. I googled...bad idea! Found out it is symptom of pancreatic cancer, I’m beyond freaked out. I’ve had an aunt and uncle pass from this disease in their early 70’s. Doctors are difficult to see due to Covid. Not sure if I should be going to ER to calm myself. Don’t feel like going to work or doing anything. I’m very scared! Support/advice would be appreciated more than ever! Rugger
  8. Last Friday while shopping I had double vision in my right eye for about a minute. I talked myself through it but I couldn’t get it out of mind. Went to emergency on the Sunday. They sent me for a CT scan and blood work. I was an absolute mess waiting for results. After about 4 hours the scan was found to be normal. Waited on blood work for another 48 hrs as the were checking for a mini stroke, I’m 51. Came back ok but they are going to monitor me. Big sigh of relief! Then on Tuesday I experienced pain in my rectum, now what? i was finally feeling better and now this. Pain feels deep in rectum, not around anus. Freaking out thinking something serious is wrong as usual. I had a colonoscopy 18 months ago and all was good, very minor diverticulosis. Stool has been loose for a long time now as well. Feel myself falling deep into a hole. Very scared! sorry for the long winded post. please help!!! Rugger
  9. Thanks for the vote of confidence. Unfortunately I just googled and found out that thoracic pain at night and morning is a red flag for bad stuff. I feel paralyzed! Im beyond freaking out now, I want to run to the ER. Don’t know what to do. rugger
  10. Been having back pain along upper spine for the last month. Really bad in the morning, seems to improve as the day goes on. Went to chiropractor a few times with little improvement. Chiropractor says she may send me for an X-ray if it doesn’t improve. I asked what that would show and she said looking for fractures, arthritis, or something worse. Well that’s all I had to hear ...worse! Convinced I have bone cancer . I’m melting down. I’m 50 years old and feeling like I won’t see 51. Please help me if you can!!! rugger
  11. Now it’s in my lower back. Not googling bone cancer, but worried I have it. Shoulders and neck along clavicle is very painful. It seems to be spreading. Not making for an enjoyable holiday. Can’t wait to get home! Rugger
  12. Turned 50 in April and not able to enjoy.I have had a very rough half year. Colonoscopy, all good. Ultrasound on abdominals for pains, all good. Ultrasound on thyroid due to chronic cough, and daughter diagnosed with thyroid cancer 2 years ago(she is doing great!)...and mine was fine . Since ultrasound 3 weeks ago my lymph nodes feel swollen and my shoulders/neck are in constant pain. Finally I woke up a week ago with severe pain in my mid back just below shoulder blades right on the spine. Chiro and massage hasn’t helped. Pain seems to ease throughout day, just severe when I wake up. As usual I’ve concluded cancer. This time bone cancer! Heading out for holidays but not looking forward to them. Just want to go to emerge for X-rays etc. I’m really trying to stay calm...but I can’t get rid of the sinister thoughts! Please help! Words of wisdom/advice required !!! Thanks Rugger
  13. Been having throat/chest troubles for 3 months. Constantly have an urge to cough. I had a bad cold 12 weeks ago and when it went away the coughing lingered. Seemed like it was getting better but now it’s back and it’s freaking me out. Saw my GP 3 weeks ago and he didn’t seem concerned. I can’t stop thinking that something sinister is going on. If I take a deep breath I cough. Thought maybe it was heartburn but it doesn’t bother me when I sleep. The thought of something wrong is consuming me. This can’t be normal. Please Help Rugger
  14. Unfortunately I’ve had a few cavities filled in the last few years. Having sensitivity afterward is totally normal. I had one a few years ago that remained sensitive for about 6 weeks! Not fun but it does go away, just give it some time. You’re all good! rugger
  15. I wish I had allergies as an excuse, but I live in blooming trees yet. Just a dry cough and some chest pain. I realize I don’t have a lot of lung cancer symptoms but I have a couple and that’s all it takes for me to think what if? Going to Jamaica on Thursday but I’m not excited, not sure what to do I’m trying to suck it up. rugger