Im a 17 year old girl. I've been a panicer and a worrier as long as i can remember but certain things have made it worse recently.
1.General anxiety triggered last year when my best friends dad was tragically diagnosed with cancer- also brought up feelings about my own dad who I had an abusive relationship with and he left when I was young
2. Was in love with someone who couldn't really speak openly about if they returned my feelings but who I was very close to
3. Developed anorexia, body dysmorphia, depression and became incredibly anxious- had a nervous breakdown
4. Lost all my friends- I recovered alot over christmas time but this february the person I loved broke my heart and i relapsed
5. Began undereating and overexercise. Lost my period again, hormones went crazy- very anxious and often depressed
6. In summer I felt much happier with myself all of a sudden. I upped what I was eating to about 1000-1400 cals and continued to workout 25-40 minutes 5 days a week
Now Im really worried about pains Ive been having on and off for about 3 weeks. In May I started having a pain in my jaw where a tooth was that I was convinced was decaying. I thought I had endocarditus and there was nothing that could be done. At first for a couple of nights, the pain was really bad. Throbbing and aching. Then it lessened. It was little twinges on and off a few times day. Id just been to the dentist and had x rays the day before it started so i thought hed have seen anything- one thing he did see though was an extra tooth bud which he said hed keep an eye on. Id never had any pain before.
At this time i was drinking HUGE amounts of water- not eating much and working out a lot. This was when i lost my period.
In the summer I began having pains across my breast bone and upper rib area, in the area below your collar bone. I was doing alot of yoga and cycling. They were cramping, pinching feelings. I relaxed the yoga and they cleared up for a bit it seemed ,but lymphoma, jaw cancer that had spread to my other bones were in the back of my mind
I became super worried about my tooth and went to the dentist. He said there was the smallest bit of decay but nothing he would even fill because it was just in the enamel and that my teeth were fine but my wisdom teeth were coming in. He didn't do an x ray though. Briefly I was relieved but then jaw cancer was still on my mind.
I went swimming the next day and did backstroke then went shopping with wet hair. After this I had the pains across my upper chest, in my neck and under my arms. They're sometimes niggles, sometimes stabs, sometimes it feels like places cramp up. I went to the doctor. She said she thought it was muscles and nerves. She felt my neck and said no glands were swollen. She listened to my heart and BP and said it was all perfect and if I didnt feel ill in other ways i shouldn't be worried- but that i needed not to push myself so hard.
These pains seemed to ease a bit but I became terrified of a brain tumour. I felt like there was pressure behind my eyes that would change from right to left. This sensation went away 2 weeks ago. Ive been exercising as normal and the chest, underarm, neck pains had come and gone but not badly.
Last thursday i ate some bad chicken and was sick during friday with food poisoning. Saturday I woke feeling much better but the pains were back and this time more noticable under my arms.
They are like little cramps sometimes, others feel like pinches or pinpricks. Locations are in my fore arms, random places in both sides of my jaw but mainly right, my under arms, side of breasts, any place across my upper chest and breast bone area, down my ribcage under my arm. The pain is not excruciating, its just odd and it bothers me a lot. i feel like I live in fear of it. Due to the locations Im convinced its lymph glands and im terrified. I sing and play acoustic guitar, ive also noticed sometimes when ive been singing recently id feel the neck or jaw pains a little, or after swallowing, like they were cramping up.
I am able to work out as normal- so my energy levels haven't changed. The pain actually seems relieved my exercise. in the morning after I wake i barely feel any of these sensations and then they come on.
would i feel ill otherwise if it was lymphoma or cancer? Would i notice any other symptoms if it was MS, Lyme disease or something like that?