I know you're never supposed to do this. But now I'm really genuinely scared. Help? I'm almost in tears.
About a year and a half ago, around the same time I started getting panic attacks, I also lost about 30 lbs over six months. Without trying. During this time I lost my tolerance for alcohol and cigarettes. Before, I smoked a pack a day, and I actually preferred straight liquor to anything else.
Now smoking one cigarette makes me nauseous and just the smell of alcohol makes me want to gag. I went to a party and did a few shots a few weeks ago (trying to be normal), and I vomited more than I ever have in my life. I just can't drink alcohol anymore. I also get very full after very small meals. I basically have all these unexplained symptoms that link to liver cancer. I've had hepatitis and mono before where my liver was so inflamed I was bedridden for a couple weeks. Hepatitis can be a prelude to liver cancer.
I'm so scared. I've talked to my doctor about the weight loss but since it has plateaued since then she didn't have anything to say about it. I don't understand why I have all these unexplained symptoms (and more: there's a swollen lymph node on my neck, and I get back headaches that I didn't get before). I just don't understand anything and I feel so alone and it's so hard to get a doctor to take you seriously.