My name is Daniel im 19 years old and I come from a small town in Ireland called Cork City.
I have always had anxiety issues including GAD (due to childhood experiences) and now Health Anxiety.
Here is how it started. About 5-6 weeks ago on a Tuesday night i was sitting at home having about 8 cans of cider(as i normally would have). Went to bed.
When i woke up the next morning i had severe pain in my right side and had to pee like forty times a day. My GP checked me and i had no sign of urine infection or whatever. She sent me to the hospital for possible kidney stones. Abdominal ultrasound showed nothing and was sent home having "Overactive Bladder". I then started getting pain in my lower back and tailbone. Had a lumbar MRI done and that was also clear.
Then last week I realized i could never empty my bowels fully (always felt like i had more to do) i know its gross lol.
I started freaking out due to the abdominal pain, morning nausea, and change in bowel habits.
I went to my GP with my father on Fri as i woke feeling extremely nauseous ( heart rate resting is normally 66bpm) and went up to 115bpm because i had a panic attack. The GP said i have IBS, and that colon cancer at my age is virtually unheard of unless i have family members with it. I am absolutely terrified as in this country we are on a health scheme. So i would literally have to wait 7 or 8 months to see a GI doctor. I am not passing any blood. And im seeing mucus when i wipe
Please help me as the anxiety is killing me right now guys i feel so alone