I've posted on here a few times over the last couple weeks about somewhat elusive symptoms primarily revolving around a dull, aching pain in my right abdomen directly below the ribcage. People have been very helpful and reassuring but today I am freaked out again because the pain is more severe than it has been for over a week.
It started that I would feel this pain when I was running, but then after a long run about two weeks ago it's been more or less here to stay. Sometimes it fades but I can always feel "something". Although I've still been exercising, I avoided running again over the past 2 weeks because I was afraid it would get worse again and freak me out. I did run last night and now it's been non-stop aching. Also, when I was running, the aches and pains would be kind of all over my stomach area, the left side as well. They aren't really sharp pains, more of a dull ache. I do have some digestive problems, namely feel bloated and have diarrhea a lot recently. I am so scared that something is really wrong, but I can't tell if I'm just focusing on this so much that it's making it worse. It feels very real to me. I finally scheduled an appointment with a doctor though I have been afraid to do so for the past 2 weeks for fear of finding something is severely wrong.
general info: I do suffer from general health anxiety, but this time my fear is through the charts! I am 30, female, eat pretty healthy--I'm a pescatarian and avoid dairy and never eat fast food or anything like that. I drink way too much alcohol, lots of times because I find it provides the only relief for my anxiety.
Thanks so much for any help/advice!