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. :)