In the past 3 months I've been under huge stress about my health. I'm a big hypochondriac and I've been convinced that I have some cancer inside me. I'm 28 and I've done numerous tests, blood tests, ultrasounds, mri etc and I've yet failed to find anything seriously wrong with me. In 3 months I've been convinced that I have (and still am) lymphoma, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, bone cancer in my ribs, bone cancer in my neck, hepatitis, a tumor in my chest, HIV, lupus, diabetes... and now I'm worried about bladder cancer because my bladder lining looks a bit thickened on an ultrasound. This needs to end! I need a break!
During these months I've started having mild night sweats (like sweat on my chest, around my underwear, etc. - where the skin folds). I only sweat when I'm covered in the blanket. I don't need clothes change or anything but it's distressing like my temperature doesn't regulate as it should. In November when it all started I began sweating 1 night a week, now I'm sweating 2 nights out of 3, but I'm not sweating MORE, just more often. Also emotionally I'm a mess, I've been afraid and stressed out every single day for 3 months.
During the day I'm tense and I often feel my face & neck are burning and my hands are cold. I've also started getting hot/cold, weird menthol-like sensations in my arms and feet/legs, especially on my left side, and especially when I am even more stressed out than usual. When I focus on these sensations they get worse.
I started taking my temperature too, to check for a fever and noticed it differs according to my menstrual cycle. Before ovulation, it's around 97.7F (36.5C) at 8pm & 97F (36.1C) at 6am, but after ovulation it goes way up to almost 98.8F (37.3) at 8pm & 98.1F (36.7) at 6am. I'm taking my temperature orally.
Is this considered a fever? I wasn't taking my temperatures before but 98.8 (37.3) orally seems a lot. Or not? I get the night sweating no matter of my temperatures or cycle phase.
I just don't know where to look for f*cking cancers any more... am I running a fever or not? I don't FEEL feverish, just overly stressed!