In the last 2 months (when I've been suffering from severe, almost debilitating Health Anxiety every day) - I've started developing symptoms that only increased my anxiety to over the top...
I first began worrying about having lymphoma 2 months ago, for quite irrational reasons. After 2 blood typing tests which showed I'm type B (my parents are both O so I couldn't have type B) - I started thinking that a lymphoma changed my blood type. My complete blood count was perfect, but it still got into my head that I have a lymphoma and that's why my blood type is B. Crazy?
A week after thinking I have lymphoma I found a small 8mm-1cm node in my neck, which is quite mobile and not very hard (a bit squishy). I went crazy over it, but both the ultrasound (2 of them) and 3 doctors told me it was very likely a benign reactive node and to relax (and indeed it hasn't grown or changed in 2 months).
Nonetheless, I went to a very bad place emotionally. I felt like I was doomed, I cried and screamed all day. Horrible.
After this I started having night sweats that were mild. At first they were like once a week, then they disappeared for 2 weeks, then they came back and now I have them 1 night out of 3. If I get covered in my blanket they are worse (I sweat on my chest, my armpits, my butt, around the bikini line, even on my shins. There is not a lot of sweat though - they are not drenching in any way and I don't need a clothes change. It just gets a bit damp, moist. There I touch skin on skin, I do get more sweat on that particular area. If I don't cover myself in the blanket I don't sweat at all. But I've never had these before and I've had anxiety for a long time (although it's true it's never been THIS bad).
But these night sweats drive me crazy, because I think they're maybe lymphoma. I wake up many times a night afraid I'll get night sweats and I wake up afraid, my heart pounds. I took my temperature several times during these episodes and I never have a fever, not even close. And I know lymphoma sweats are drenching and they are cause by a true raise in temperature - a fever, but I don't have that. I do sweat more when I'm more stressed during the previous day and I don't really get them much when I'm relaxed. I'm worried because I get them more often.
In the last 3 days I've started feeling very hot during the day as well. Like I get hot flashes, especially in the mornings and during the day and much less so in the evening. My face feels hot, my hands and feet feel cold and clammy and weird. When I make any tiny bit of effort or get emotional I feel hot flashes but I don't really sweat, I just feel weird.
I don't know what to do anymore. My doctor told me it's most likely anxiety but it feels so fucking weird. My hands and feet, and even my shins and thighs feel bizarre, cold/hot, weak and sweaty and sort of tingling.
Is this something that you get from anxiety? Did you experience anything like this?