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Why is it always some body part I am flipping out over?
« on: April 13, 2014, 11:03:53 AM »
Hi all,  :action-smiley-065:

So I have gone from my nose to my bladder to my knee to my gallbladder to my eye to my sciatica and now I am focused on my stomach. I have GERD and for years I get the burning in my stomach. Well I am getting ready to move, I just lost my husband a few months ago, and we had to part with 4 cats and 1 dog since where we are moving only allows 2 pets and we had 7 animals. I have had extreme loss it is no wonder my anxiety and depression are worse than ever lately. Plus I am in perimenopause.

Sooooo I am obsessed now with my stomach. I take Pepcid for my GERD and have for 10 years. Well I don't think it is working so well anymore so I asked my GP for Carafate. After I got over my fear of taking it I began with a half tab and I am now built up to two a day. I still take the Pepcid and I take Gaviscon. I STILL get the burning in my stomach and I burp (TMI, sorry!) A LOT now too. Brand new symptom for me. So I googled (HUGE MISTAKE, I know), and now I am convinced I have a deep peptic ulcer and will bleed to death. :( I don't want to see a gastro doc and get the EGD but if I have to I will when I get settled into my new place.

I am scared. I go from body part to body part. I go from doctor to doctor and to the ER and Urgent Care Centers too. This stomach thing is torturing me bad - unlike any of my other body parts. I almost wish I could find a new body part to obsess on so as to forget this stomach ulcer fear thing.

Does anyone else ever feel this way - like it would be easier sometimes to find a new body part to obsess about? Why are we this way?

Thank You. :)

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Re: Why is it always some body part I am flipping out over?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 11:42:30 AM »
Same pattern happens for me. 
It goes from one body sensation fear to another.
I think it is the nature of the beast of HA.  Catastrophizing and worst case thinking.
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Re: Why is it always some body part I am flipping out over?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 12:21:07 PM »

I am exactly the same. I go for body part to body part and at times like now link it all together to create in my mind one huge cancer.

A few months ago I had neck pain and I also developed an ulcer at too of my gum. I couldn't leave it Alison and was poking in at in for hours a day same with my neck. Before I knew it I had put it all together and was convinced I had mouth cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes in my neck. I saw 9 dentists about it and asked for a referral to a gum specialist! I also went for an ultrasound of my neck. None of them thought it was cancer.

Ultrasound was normal and 3 months had passed by time I got to see the gum specialist and ofcourse I had already moved on to my current worried so my mouth was perfectly healed!!!!

You are not alone. I've just posted my latest worried and I've grouped them all together again. Now I'm going for renal scans, urogyno and I want a pelvic scan. All of which I've asked for as I won't accepts gp's 'simple straight forward' explanations for my current ailments.
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