It seems these 2 last months I've been through mental Hell...
I've somehow gotten into my head that I suffer from lymphoma. 2 months ago I went to take a blood typing test and it turned out I had B blood group, but that is impossible because both my parents have O. I've started to think that maybe my blood type changed and I've read that rarely lymphoma and leukemia can change the blood typing result. Perhaps there are other explanations for my B blood type but I have my mind SET on lymphoma!
After the blood type result, I've been incredibly anxious, even delirious, horrified, to the point where I feel I'm losing my mind. I've been absolutely convinced that I have lymphoma but so far all the ultrasounds I had done showed nothing (abdominal, neck, groin).
I've started having night sweats in November, first they were once a week, then were gone for 3 weeks and now they're back at the end of December and they're almost daily. My night sweats are not drenching, but I do sweat quite a bit on my chest and sometimes on my legs as well. My T shirt is a little moist and when I get up I feel a bit cold but not feverish. I don't remember having any nightmares or being scared in my sleep. I sleep tucked in a heavy blanket but I get cold otherwise and I've always slept like that but didn't really sweat before. There's also a lot of humidity in the air outside (94% in the last days and very foggy). I am also very stressed and worried about lymphoma - the night sweats started after thinking that I have it and reading about the symptoms.
I also have a discomfort on the right side of my chest near the sternum. It's behind the ribs and it radiates to the back and front. It's a dull burning ache, sometimes more pulsing and I get it on and off for like 5 weeks now. It's worse in the last 5 days when I've focused on it more. I'm convinced this is the lymphoma I fear trying to burst out of me or something. Doctors suggested a muscular problem or a rib problem, but I do feel it inside my chest as well. It's almost gone at night when I sleep and in the morning and gets worse during the day.
Also I have trouble with gaining weight... I used to be 115/119 lbs, now I go up and down between 113/117 lbs and I'm freaked out because although I'm not very hungry I force myself to eat and I still can't gain those 3-4 pounds back.
These things - the chest discomfort, the night sweats, the blood group, the weight loss - they make me think about lymphoma. They make me convinced I have it... my husband thinks I'm crazy, but I think he's tired of my health anxieties which I've had for years.
Do you have night sweats? Can they be related to this horrible stress? Do these sound like lymphoma?
Oh, and... MERRY CHRISTMAS :)