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Anxiety board


hello everyone.
for a brief re-cap, i am the girl who had a difficult pregnancy, a really difficult delivery and 6 weeks later developed a near fatal colon infection. i have looked all over these message boards, some things helped me, alot of thing scared the crap out of me. i went from feeling pretty well to not being able to hold anything down for 2 weeks because i freaked myself out so much. i convinsed myself that i had AIDS, and got tested, it is negative, then i thought maybe cancer. i went through hell---ultra sounds, abrium enema, upper GI series, blood work....and so much stress it turned my life upside down.

i had the appointment with my surgeon today and everything looks great! no polyps, no dark spots, no ulcerations, no nothing. my blood work is perfect as well!!!!!! so big sigh of relief, no cancer no immune problems, no leukiemia.

so why can't i relax? i know this sounds horrible. i still have a very dull ache under my rib cage on the right side. the doc is going to send me to get an ultra sound of my gall bladder as they seem to go bad in my family. i told him about my anxiety, he is aware of my medication (xanax) and he is starting me on Prilosec OTC because he said i could have worried myself into an ulcer also. my doc said that he could see about getting a colonoscopy, but he didn;t think the insurance would cover it as my other test results were wonderful.

i guess i just want you all to know my story. you can tell me i am nutz, i can take it. or, if anyone out there can give me a cyber hug or reasurrance that they did a thourough job would be great. the doc said a barium enema is 85% conclusive, a colonoscopy is 95%, but they have to do the one first because of insurance reasons. that sucks. so i guess if they saw something i would be getting a colonoscopy right? i am sorry for sounding so mistrustful, but thias has all been in the last 6 months.
i am mentally fried. :blob_fire
Quote from nyxin:
hello everyone.
for a brief re-cap, i am the girl who had a difficult pregnancy, a really difficult delivery and 6 weeks later developed a near fatal colon infection. i have looked all over these message boards, some things helped me, alot of thing scared the crap out of me. i went from feeling pretty well to not being able to hold anything down for 2 weeks because i freaked myself out so much. i convinsed myself that i had AIDS, and got tested, it is negative, then i thought maybe cancer. i went through hell---ultra sounds, abrium enema, upper GI series, blood work....and so much stress it turned my life upside down.

i had the appointment with my surgeon today and everything looks great! no polyps, no dark spots, no ulcerations, no nothing. my blood work is perfect as well!!!!!! so big sigh of relief, no cancer no immune problems, no leukiemia.

so why can't i relax? i know this sounds horrible. i still have a very dull ache under my rib cage on the right side. the doc is going to send me to get an ultra sound of my gall bladder as they seem to go bad in my family. i told him about my anxiety, he is aware of my medication (xanax) and he is starting me on Prilosec OTC because he said i could have worried myself into an ulcer also. my doc said that he could see about getting a colonoscopy, but he didn;t think the insurance would cover it as my other test results were wonderful.

i guess i just want you all to know my story. you can tell me i am nutz, i can take it. or, if anyone out there can give me a cyber hug or reasurrance that they did a thourough job would be great. the doc said a barium enema is 85% conclusive, a colonoscopy is 95%, but they have to do the one first because of insurance reasons. that sucks. so i guess if they saw something i would be getting a colonoscopy right? i am sorry for sounding so mistrustful, but thias has all been in the last 6 months.
i am mentally fried. :blob_fire


Did not see your follow up from the other post. I would not worry any further about your lower track digestive system. As far as your gall bladder, it may be the culprit that is causing your problems. It may not be bad but being agitated from your anxiety and releasing to much bile, which will create more stomach acids. The Prilosec OTC is now approved by the FDA as an over the counter drug for acid reflux symptoms. It was also approved by the FDA for perscription use for ulcers in 1989. You should be fine. Also as far as the dull ache along the bottom of your rib cage, this is very common having a muscle along there that can spasm with anxiety. It probably is not a gall bladder problem other then caused by your constant worry creating anxiety which in your case I would say is more like panic. Learn to accept these things and you will see a big difference in your quality of life. Don't worry yourself to death, let a long, joyfull life and old age take care of that. Thinking of you

Sickman :)
It sounds like panic attacks are playing havoc with your brain. You are obsessing over health issues, boy do I know how that feels. I am now on Klonopin and a new AD and it is SOOOOO Much better. And, yes, I have pains in different places on different days. I have one in my upper torso area today, like where the gall bladder would be, but I also have IBS, which when that acts up, so does this pain. I think my whole bowel gets so irritated and then after a day or so the pain is gone. I had 2 ulcers also. All this from stress & worry. The xanax is OK, but it is short lived in your system & some people have a let down feeling when it wears off & also get the shakes. Talk to your doc about something that lasts longer in your system like Klonopin and also there are meds that help with obsessive worrying. I think one is called Luvox, not sure, maybe someone else will know. But try to relax & realize that a lot of the pains you feel are brought on by stress, panic & worry. It's a vicious circle, once you start worrying the pain gets worse & the worse it gets the more you worry. I was taking my pulse all day long for a while, could feel my heart racing & could not sleep at nite. Since the Klonopin, I've not even thought about my heart & it isn't racing anymore.