I've been having some discomfort in my left ribs off and on for a couple of months. Not severe pain but enough to make me crazy with worry as the days have passed. Saw GP and had chest xray when it started....nothing found. This all escalated and especially over the last two weeks when I was sure I had various abdominal cancers. Back to the doctor with stomach and back pain who says possibly gastritis or ulcer....gave omeprazole and ativan to calm me down. Fears continued to escalate and symptoms snowballed....Back to the doc, sure I had pancreatic cancer, even though the odds of a 38 year old woman having it are small. Doc ordered labs and Ct with contrast. Ct results showed nothing. Potassium was slightly low (3.3) and had ketones in urine. He wasn't concerned since I hadn't been eating well and was losing weight, suspected bc of anxiety.
Then, over the next two days, I started having tingling in my hands, arms, feet, back (not just left side). Of course, now I've self diagnosed with MS. I go back to the doctor next week to check in and see what to do about my anxiety.
Any thoughts or reassuring words?