In the past month things have been getting worse for me. At first I had stomach cramps at work and saw 3 different doctors who gave me 3 different medications for it before finally getting blood, urine and other tests done. Nothing out of the ordinary has shown up in any of these tests and the doctors including my psychiatrist believes it to be stress related.
I was supposed to only have two weeks off work during the holiday period but now this is the third week I am off and I told work it was due to a stomach problem. I must admit I don't know what to do or handle it because my anxiety and depression have been much work and my stomach constantly feels very uncomfortable, cramping and sometimes mild nausea.
I have put great thought into resigning from work as I can't cope at home as it is so there is no way I can return to work. I often wish I was dead and I can barely enjoy anything that I did before. I have had GAD for about 10 years now but I have never had it this bad that it actually effected my stomach.
I am making an appointment with a gastro specialist and hope I can get a colonoscopy and x-ray done just to be safe.
Does anyone else suffer like this? How do you cope? Is there foods I should avoid or eat more of? Should I jog / run faster or just walk for longer?
I am at my wits end now and if anyone can help it would be appreciated as I don't know how much more I can take.