It has been at least a year since I have last posted due to my anxiety and depression being under control for the first time in 9 years. However, since the beginning of this year my anxiety and depression have become increasingly obvious and is now persisting on a daily basis getting worse. I put it down to selling our house of 14 years where my 3 children were born and moving to a completing new suburb not knowing anyone myself and the children. We have had constant problems with the new house since moving and also a knowing that during the history of the 102 year old house several women have died while living here - not sure whether anyone died in the house or in hospital, however this plays on my mind and since moving here I have not been feeling 100%. Symptoms have been left ovary pain which happened a few times while bending of getting up of a chair quickly, twisting slightly. Pain has only lasted seconds, put it down to my period being due in the next few days, however period has been coming quite late since the move and did not come until 12 days after the ovary pain on day 35, January's period was day 36. While waiting for period to arrive I also experienced frequent urinancy which I put down to having baths as well as perhaps a minor prolapse due to lifting boxes and heavy furniture during the move. Did some pelvic floor exercises which certainly got rid of my small belly. Starting waking up with panic attacks which was happening nearly everyday. Also started to get pain in my left groin that would come and go during the day or be fine one day and then start again the following day, pain also radiates to leg and hips. Discomfort is not bad and does not stop me doing anything, still can walk etc. and I don't need to take a pain killer. Obviously, I am thinking that I have ovarian cancer as my grandmother died of the disease in the 1940's at 45. My appetite has not been great due to anxiety and I have lost about 3 kilos probably again due to lack of appetite and the fact that I haven't weighed myself in nearly a year so cannot compare it to anything of recent times but weight is still in suitable range for my height.
Went to my Psychiatrist last week and she didn't think it was anything and told me to take ibuprofen which I didn't because when I left her I felt great because she didn't think it was serious or had anything to do with my ovaries but maybe hormonal because period arrived on that day. Pain in groin and leg disappeared straight away. Then it happened again because I think I was stressing over something. Saw my Naturopath on Tuesday and she said it was probably due to me going off my gluten free diet and that was causing inflammation in my bowel and that my anxiety was skyhigh and to keep taking my anti-anxiety medication. Gluten can cause anxiety and depression if you are intolerate. Once again pain disappeared once I left her office, had no discomfort yesterday and then today was fine until talking to a friend who was telling me a story about her 33yr old niece dying of cancer within 7 months of diagnosis, during this conversation I started to feel the pain again in my groin and leg and now several hours later the discomfort is still there even after taking 2 lots of anxiety medication.
I am a 48 year old female and have a fear of cancer and am petrified of doctors due to experiencing 6 deaths in one year 9 years ago which triggered my depression/anxiety. I feel that because I feel the discomfort in my groin etc that I keep on focusing and dwelling on it and that is probably why I can still feel it and when busy or occupied I don't notice it. I know anxiety can cause at least 100 symptoms but not sure if groin pain which radiates to leg and hip, bottom is also anxiety related because I can't seem to find that it can be anxiety related.
So sorry for such a long post. But can anyone offer me some advice or reassurance. Have tried deep breathing and relaxation but hasn't helped much.
Thanks so much for listening.