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Offline hkov

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Re: more stomach problems + cancer fears
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2014, 04:30:41 PM »
i could have written your post EXACTLY.  being in my 40's and having HA all my life I have realized, been told and read that
the stomach is the FIRST area to act up releasing huge amounts of acid from stress which in turn, creates a host of
other symptoms.  Yes, I have all of what you have and feel.  :(
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Re: more stomach problems + cancer fears
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2014, 04:38:54 PM »
hkov, I do wonder how much of it is stress-related.  The symptoms did coincide with a particularly stressful period in my life work and relationship-wise.  On the other hand, the symptoms WILL NOT GO AWAY apparently, and the doctor said my stomach felt very full and tight, so it can't be purely mental.  Unless the stress is actually causing the acid.  At any rate, I'm sorry you have these symptoms too but it does help to know others have them as they seem very strange and unusual to me, which was part of what was scaring me.
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Re: more stomach problems + cancer fears
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2014, 10:09:34 PM »
Ugh! I'm in the same boat as you I've been experiencing a bloated sort of feeling for more than 2 weeks now its horrible. I hope you feel better soon
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Re: more stomach problems + cancer fears
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2014, 11:56:07 PM »
it did scare me and still does.  unfortunately it has become a way of life.  I am serious when I say 90% of my life i spend nauseated.  always worried about this and that and this pain and this lump and this symptom.  its just a ridiculous way to live   - I too, as we all are on this site are looking for the one day when we can wake up and not have anything to worry about - until then i just keep praying.  blessings...
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Re: more stomach problems + cancer fears
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2014, 10:51:04 PM »
I am in the same boat as all of you.  Have a hiatal hernia and whenever digestive problems creep,up, I always think the worst.  Have had many bouts of heartburn and bloating over the past few weeks.  Going to the doctor Thursday instead of letting it control my life.  It has taken me a long time to get to this point and no matter how hard I try, HA always seems to creep back in.  Stay strong!
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Re: more stomach problems + cancer fears
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2014, 11:12:23 AM »
kat, BriR, and hkov, thanks for the thoughts.  I am trying to be rational but it is so hard.  The stomach stuff actually seems to be getting worse, though I feel better with the medication in terms of the fullness/bloating feeling.  But I am getting nauseated all the time and even missed work yesterday I was so nauseous.  I also have developed a bad cough which started over the weekend.  I keep trying to tell myself it's allergies, but I find myself so sucked into this fear that it's cancer that has just spread throughout my body and is now in my lungs.  In general, I just feel nauseous, tired, and crappy all the time and I'm so sick of it.  It's hard to believe it's not cancer.  I guess I'll have more answers after the endoscopy next week
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Re: more stomach problems + cancer fears
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2014, 06:13:23 PM »
I've had persistent nausea since Saturday. It's finally going away, I assume it was a combination of things (allergies, constipation, stomach issues).

I've technically felt sick in some way or another since February. I was stubborn about taking PPI's for my problem, but now that I am, I've been feeling better (not 100% though). You will too. I'm pretty confident we don't have the big "C", I think our general health would be much worse if that was the case.
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