I thought I had kicked my health anxiety a couple of months ago, and had a period of relative calm. But now it has reared its ugly head again and is worse than ever. i have had very little appetite the last week or so, and my stomach feels almost tight or bloated--not really sure how to describe it. the last two nights I tossed and turned for hours, convinced I had some type of cancer (still am). I was having some pain too where I think my ovaries are, and I thought maybe it's ovarian cancer because I know that causes bloating and loss of appetite. both nights I basically had anxiety attacks where I stopped being able to breath. I even had to call into work today because after no sleep for two nights + the anxiety I felt I couldn't sit in my office for the day.
I am having some personal issues in my life relationship-wise. Also, later today I have an appointment with my oncologist. I do not nor have ever had cancer, but I am BRCA2 positive so I see her every 6 months to make sure everything is ok. I usually get pretty nervous before seeing her that something is going to turn up. Although I know it's possible these things are causing the anxiety and the symptoms, they feel so severe and so real that I can't make myself believe that.