I had a low fever for about a week with some weird nausea. The fever went away and the nausea didn't. I went to see a doctor and he gave me an antibiotic for now, said that we would get to the bottom of this and to see him again in a week.
It's been about a week and I'm going to go back on monday or tuesday, or maybe after my antibiotics are done. The thing that terrifies me is that these feelings in my belly haven't gone away. My symptoms are this:
-Primarily: Feeling of heavy object or something in my belly, just under my sternum or right behind the bottom of it
-Nausea right after eating, seems to be worse after waking up. Feeling of gagging when talking
-Waking up earlier than usual. I used to get 8 to 9 hours of sleep, now I get 5
-Feeling like I'm not getting enough air. I've been taking long, deep breaths from time to time over the past few days. this is caused by the weird object/heavy feeling in my belly
I am a 24 year old man. I've looked up all the different abdominal cancers and they're all overwhelmingly diagnosed in elderly people (except maybe sarcomas). I have no other symptoms, other than a change in bowel habits (smaller stools) but that has lasted over two years and seems unrelated. The feeling of an object in my belly area has lasted maybe a week by now, 8 or 9 days max.
When I lay down on my side, it feels like the thing is weighed down and falls or sags with gravity a little bit. It seems to almost melt away completely at night, but it's still there when I wake up, and it has never fully disappeared. Sometimes it goes away more, sometimes less. I believe it always feels worse after eating or even drinking water. It feels as if it's pressing against my organs and that food/water is causing my stomach to press against it, making me nauseous.
This has me absolutely, 100% convinced that I have a tumor or cancer and I am completely terrified of going in for imaging or anything because I know I'm going to begin chemo and that I'll be given a year or two to live tops. I know I have to do it and I'm making the appointment on monday, but I'm absolutely debilitated. I can't concentrate, I can't work, I can't do anything. I have barely left my house since I started feeling nausea back around march 30 or so. The nature of that nausea has changed over time, it has changed from the right side of my belly to the middle top. My appetite has come and gone. last night I was tweaking so hard, I'm completely absolutely messed up. if I didn't feel this thing in my belly I would be completely normal, other than the bowel issues which seem to be mild.
I'm also getting a lot of anxiety symptoms like dry mouth, panicking, things like that. I don't know how much of my nausea is caused by anxiety and how much is real.
at this point I have convinced myself I allowed a cancer to grow unchecked and now I'm going to pay the price with my life. someone put my mind at ease. it's all I have left.