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Offline Jenin

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Re: scared out of my mind I have stomach cancer --someone help me!
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 12:50:25 PM »
Thanks, that's helpful!  I'll try your suggestions.
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Re: scared out of my mind I have stomach cancer --someone help me!
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 04:05:55 PM »
I am going through some of the same things. I am convinced I have some form of Cancer. You are not alone. One thing that helps me is that I feel pretty good when I wake up in the morning. Are your symptoms absent when you wake up?
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Re: scared out of my mind I have stomach cancer --someone help me!
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2014, 04:40:04 PM »
How old are you and where do you live?

If you're under 50 and live in the USA, I wouldn't worry too much. I believe Stomach Cancer is statistically extremely rare in younger adults in the USA with rates declining in a rapid descent for many many years now.

And I know the following bit of advice is unlikely to help (I've been there, trust me), but even if on the rarest of rare chance you actually did have imminent, deadly stomach cancer, wouldn't you at least like to have one last great vacation before the inevitable?




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Re: scared out of my mind I have stomach cancer --someone help me!
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 05:54:33 PM »
Gordon81 & Loverinthecold, I am 30, live in the US. I do find the symptoms are less when I wake up.  I also went on vacation for a long weekend and totally forgot about this whole thing -- which makes me wonder if I'm just feeling stuff I otherwise wouldn't notice because of my health anxiety.  Unfortunately today my dad called me to tell me my childhood friend, who got testicular cancer a few years ago, is in his last couple of days (the experiences of him and my cousin, who died of stomach cancer at 24, are where my HA originated)...this has of course sent me back into the spiral of panic about my symptoms that were so wonderfully absent the past couple of days.
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Re: scared out of my mind I have stomach cancer --someone help me!
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2014, 04:13:31 AM »
I had the same exact issues you are having for 5 months. Couldn't eat because of nausea. Diarrhea and constipation alternated. Dizziness. Dehydrated twice and had to be out on fluids. Went in for a colonoscopy and endoscopy and all came back clear. In fact dr said I had a very healthy looking colon. Not even a polyp. It was all from anxiety. Your fine!!
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Re: scared out of my mind I have stomach cancer --someone help me!
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2014, 12:49:32 PM »
Stitch in the side can be a sign of gallbladder problems.  Look up Murphy's Sign. 
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