my stomach is driving me completely crazy, and despite trying not to for weeks caved in and googled. Bad idea, as always -- various types of cancer, as usual, come up immediately. I scheduled a doctor appointment for this evening, and am actually going to go despite my usual habit of canceling for fear of finding out something terrible.
Perhaps in the meantime someone/more than one person can let me know if these symptoms sound familiar or have any idea what they could be pointing toward.
For the past two weeks, I have had very little appetite. I have a feeling of fullness very quickly, and after eating a small meal my stomach feels very tight and uncomfortable, almost like I'm going to burst. this is accompanied by some random stomach pains here and there, in various places--sometimes more on my side, sometimes lower down so that it feels almost like it could be coming from my ovaries. This has happened twice before -- for a few weeks last February/March, and about a year ago. This time it is more severe though, esp. in terms of the amount I can (or rather can't) eat before feeling very uncomfortably full. Also, yesterday I felt nauseous several times throughout the day, and this morning felt more unwell than usual. I woke up somewhat hungry, but after a cup of coffee and a piece of fruit felt so full I feel like I could burst. last night I had only a cup of soup but felt full immediately and could not eat anymore. In fact, I have been feeling so full from just a small meal I am tossing and turning at night because of the discomfort and stomach tightness. I also know something is wrong so this is making me more anxious, so I haven't been getting more than a few hours of sleep a night on weeknights. Interestingly, I have been getting some of the hunger signs -- growling stomach -- but just don't FEEL hungry, but I eat anyway also because I want to convince myself I'm ok. any ideas what this could be?