Im a 23 year old mom of 1. Diagnosed with Gilbert's syndrome and GERD/reflux. So over the years I have been convinced I had: Breast cancer, ovarian cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, colon cancer, bladder cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, bone cancer, blood clots, brain tumors, etc. So far never diagnosed with any cancer or anything major. I go to the doctor a good bit. I've insisted on ultrasounds, blood tests, MRI's of my brain, etc... I just got off my ovarian cancer kick because I had 4 difference ultrasounds done and several doctors tell me I'm fine in that area. So I feel mildly reassured about that right now. Now I'm on a lymphoma kick again.
Im seeing a gastroenterologist right now for my digestive issues that have been ongoing for like 7 years. Gotten worse especially when stressed and now its just at random. Diarrhea, gassy, bloating (gotten better with pro-biotics). Thats kind of at the back of my mind right now though.
I have sharp pains. I've had killer pains in my shoulders for 2 weeks years ago, thought I had rheumatoid arthritis. It went away. Had stabbing pain in my head for 2 weeks years ago. Pain meds didn't touch it. But it went away. Nothing showed on MRI. Whats with my random sharp pains? They are not in my head! Im not making this up! Its real enough to wake me up cause I'm in pain.
A few days ago I had sharp pains in my shin. Then that stopped and I had horrid pain on my thigh that kept me up at night. Now thats gone and the past two nights I've woke up with my neck a little sweaty and damp. I used to get this when I would be about to start my period, but now I'm on bc and not at the point in my cycle where I would get my period. So of course I'm freaking out thinking I'm having night sweats. Hasn't been any hotter than usual in my house or anything.
I've been HYPER aware of my temp for weeks. Anytime I touch someone if they feel cool to me I assume I'm hot and have a fever. My temp is always between 98.6 and 99.2. Usually 99.0 - 99.2 in the afternoon. It was that temp years ago when I had my last lymphoma paranoia. I freaked out cause my toenails were yellow and I had a 99.0 temp. Guess why my nails were actually yellow? Bad nail polish .
so much for that thankfully. But is it ok to have the temp that I have? Does this count as a low grade fever? It was 99.2 last time I saw my GP and I said hey isn't that a low grade fever and he said no thats nothing to worry about. I thought normal was 98.6?! I don't think I'm normal. I've always been temp sensitive and have had hyperhydrosis since I was like 12. That is excessive armpit sweating.
My hyper awareness of my body temp is overwhelming me. I always worry when I'm warm, when I'm cold, if its normal. I had my husband hide the thermometer cause I'll take my temp all day! I'm worried Im going to lose my mind as well. I can't ever relax in life. I swear if its not one thing, the next day its another!! I hate this crap.
Not to mention I'm becoming the girl who cries wolf to my husband. He now rolls his eyes when I have a new symptom. What if one day I ACTUALLY have a disease? Which i think i will. I won't be taken seriously.