Hi Everyone, sorry in advance for the ramble
Usually I've posted about chest pain or breathing problems or monitoring my bp/heart rate like crazy. Now it seems my symptoms have changed yet again and focus on bloating. I've had digestive issues (mostly just not being regular... sorry tmi) but nothing horrible. For about 3 weeks now I've been bloated on and off. It looks like I'm pregnant if I fully let my stomach extend but pretty sure my gyno would have mentioned something when I saw her 2 weeks ago if I was 3 months pregnant.
I try to hide it by sucking my stomach in and that usually works but its annoying. Sometimes it happens right after I eat (doesn't really matter what type of food, has happened after soup, pasta, salads, sweets, spicy, etc) or when I guess I'm supposed to have a bowel movement. I guess I don't go to the bathroom once a day but I also dont go days without a bm. I dont vomit or have diarrhea or have blood in my urine/waste. There is no pain if I press around my stomach. Its just really annoying and started to freak me out. Im on the end of a second pack of new birth control (lo loestrin) and not sure if that's causing it. I'm stressed out because of my anxiety & my mom is always freaking me out over money so it could be stress. I guess I sit a lot because of my job but doubt that's it. I'm literally racking my brain all day about what it could be and freaking out from a surprise pregnancy (not sure how that one could be possible), to cancer, to a blood clot causing the intestines to die, to some horrible stomach disease that's destroying me from the inside.
I had a yearly checkup 2 weeks ago and all my blood work was normal. But now I really want to see a gastro but I'm terrified of what the outcome is. Everyone keeps telling me I'm being a hypochondriac and that thinking about it is causing the bloating/discomfort. Sadly it is true - I sleep great but the moment I wake up I think about my stomach and if this is the day I'm gonna rush to the ER