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Re: Improvements in my Hypochondria!
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2014, 04:30:43 PM »
Brittany,

Can you provide me with more details regarding your tummy issues? I know you said you were having issues to the point of not even really being hungry/not craving anything/lacking any appetite...

How long had that been going on (lack of appetite)?

Did that include nausea?

Any other tummy issues?

Thanks! I just can't seem to get over my stomach/nausea/lack of appetite issues.
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Re: Improvements in my Hypochondria!
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2014, 05:12:32 PM »
Brittany,

Can you provide me with more details regarding your tummy issues? I know you said you were having issues to the point of not even really being hungry/not craving anything/lacking any appetite...

How long had that been going on (lack of appetite)?

Did that include nausea?

Any other tummy issues?

Thanks! I just can't seem to get over my stomach/nausea/lack of appetite issues.

My history with my stomach is a ridiculous one! I've been through hell and back with regards to my anxiety and my stomach. It all started pretty abruptly if you ask me, and it got worse as my anxiety got worse so I guess there's a pretty direct correlation of where it came from especially because I went for almost every test possible. There would be entire days I would go without so much as having even a bite to eat, I wouldn't be hungry at all and I would mainly just feel sick to my stomach or very nauseous. On the days I did eat it was pretty much because someone I loved was forcing me to eat and it usually just made me feel even worse. There was a point where even looking at food made me want to hurl. It was absolutely awful. I was losing weight like crazy! I had moments where I would have such excruciating stomach/abdominal pain that I would break down in tears. The pain would get so bad some nights that I woke wake up from it. I also developed horrible bowel habits, there was some days where I would be so constipated that I wouldn't have a bowel moment for anywhere from 3 days to 1 week. Then at other times I would have extremely loose bowels and it was always varying.
I saw so many doctors because of it and nobody could really figure out what was wrong - I had multiple blood tests done, I had a couple different types of abdominal ultrasounds done and even an intra-vaginal ultrasound and they couldn't find anything. Finally then they ordered me a colonosocopy/endoscopy and I was terrified that they were going to find something sinister and tell me that I was dying, but nope in the end that all came back clear and my end diagnosis was "having a sensitive stomach and a bit of IBS"
If you want to personal message me I'm always around to answer any specific questions you might have!
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Re: Improvements in my Hypochondria!
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2014, 05:56:28 PM »
Thanks Brittany, I'll be sure to PM you. I can totally identify with everything you just said and it's hampering my life.
I took for granted the feeling of hunger and the luxury of being able to eat. Geez, the lil' things in life make all the difference...

May I ask, how are you feeling now (with your tummy issues)? Are you vastly improved or a work in progress?

Thanks so much for your insight, it always helps to identify with someone on here.
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Re: Improvements in my Hypochondria!
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2014, 06:01:30 PM »
Thanks Brittany, I'll be sure to PM you. I can totally identify with everything you just said and it's hampering my life.
I don't think you realize how you can even take hunger and being able to eat, for granted. I know I sure did.

May I ask, how are you feeling now (with your tummy issues)? Are you vastly improved or a work in progress?

Thanks so much for your insight, it always helps to identify with someone on here.

It's definitely a work in progress but a lot better from where I used to be when I couldn't even eat at all. My stomach still acts up sometimes but now I usually know that it's anxiety mixed with my sensitive stomach. Sometimes I can eat the wrong thing and at that particular time my body just isn't agreeing with it and I'll feel so sick. It really all depends. I've also learned since then that I have some food intolerances so I also try and be mindful of those. Mainly I just try to eat regularly and get my body on somewhat of a regular eat schedule (at least two meals a day - hopefully including a snack or two in there) and exercise while maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle. I think it's something you have to work at for awhile but you do start to see big improvements quickly and then slowly by slowly you feel yourself getting better. But yes, there are still times I look at food at just want to vomit (I think some things to me now are "trigger" foods though because of how sick I was before and when I would attempt to eat even though I felt so sick, I pretty much avoid certain foods now because of it - brings back bad memories).
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Re: Improvements in my Hypochondria!
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2014, 12:09:28 AM »
So glad to hear you're doing better :D
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Re: Improvements in my Hypochondria!
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2014, 12:42:03 AM »
Glad to hear you are feeling better Brittany. Has your breathing problems returned to normal too? I remember you were having a lot of problems with that.
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Re: Improvements in my Hypochondria!
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2014, 03:08:04 AM »
Yay this is awesome! I'm so happy for you. It's encouraging reading this post!
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Re: Improvements in my Hypochondria!
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2014, 05:24:54 AM »
Glad to hear you are feeling better Brittany. Has your breathing problems returned to normal too? I remember you were having a lot of problems with that.

Daisy, unfortunately they haven't  :( At this point I'm just trying to blindly have faith in my doctor despite it all. He has promised me I don't have anything to worry about and I'm not the type to fight with an actual good doctor who has a respectable medical degree. As much as I suffer with it I've been trying really hard to accept the fact that it's okay (even though it's really hard to do at times). Thank you for remembering and asking me, it means a lot.
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Re: Improvements in my Hypochondria!
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2014, 05:54:15 PM »
Good to hear Brit! Happy you're feeling better!
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Re: Improvements in my Hypochondria!
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2014, 06:38:08 PM »
Good to hear Brit! Happy you're feeling better!

Noel, so nice to hear from you.

Unfortunately, I may have spoke to soon as I seem to have run into another rough patch despite my couple of good days. I hope you're doing well.
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