I am so happy to have found this board!!! I have severe health anxiety and my family and friends are sick of reassuring me. Its so nice to have a place where people understand these fears, whether they are rational or not. A bit of background: I'm in my 30s and and a baby 6 months ago. Surprisingly I did well with pregnancy despite getting diabetes (just during pregnancy) and having a c section. This all started a few years ago, I started to have chest pain, hand numbness, fatigue, abdominal pain. I ultimately had convinced my doctor to order many tests. The first cbc was abnormal and I went out of my mind. He was not concerned and said it was a virus and would be better. It was the most horrendous 4 weeks ever. the repeat was fine. I've had a CT of chest, abdomen, and pelvis, all fine. MRI of head x 2 in the last 3 years -->fine. To complicate matters, I have a rare bone disease that has benign tumors all over. I'm petrified that one is going to change and become cancerous -->the rate of this actually happening is <1% but that doesn't help me!!!
Right now I'm having hip pain that has been there for 3 weeks. I'm taking ibuprofen at the recommendation of my ortho doctor, but he said if its still there in 3 weeks, then I need to get an MRI. I know he's looking for something bad and I'm so freaked out!
I've convinced myself I have cancer, if not from the bone thing then from some other source that has now gone to my bones. And I'm tired a lot despite sleeping 8 hours the last 2 nights. I'm so worried and scared. Any reassurance or help would be so much appreciated!!!!!!!