!!please help is it anxiety or something sinister !!!!!!

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I'm suffering with bad health anxiety . I think I'm gonna die of mouth cancer . My gums burn. Turn hurts and I have a red patch on the roof of my mouth that's all a sudden that's appeared. I have tingling in my lip and chin area when I touch that part of my face . The tingling I've had for 3 months now and it's every day with the slightest touch .I have a pain from the back of my neck to the top of head sometimes. I'm always googling my symptoms and it always tells me cancer , me, brain tumor . I'm 26 years and have recently lost a baby he was a stillborn . Since I've suffered with depression and health anxiety . I'm down doctor's and dentist every week . They say I'm fine it's all in my head. But really I know there is something wrong . I've had horrible thoughts in the past of self harming because i don't know how much more I can handle. I've got a 6 year old daughter . I'm not the fun bubbly mum I use to be and she's started noticing . She's picked up my habbits checking my mouth all the time in the mirror she's started, asking me questions about health issues as she hears me phoning my mum or talking to the doctor's. When she has a pain she says she's having a heart attack . It's breaking my heart that she is turning into a mini me . I feel like a awful mum.

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    Tongue hurts .... Ment to be
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    hi doll,

    how did you know that you have oral cancer? did your doctor, or dentist tell you? are you gather some lab test? or are you checking your symptoms on google? doll, dont search or check all your symptoms on google.other wise you dind life-threatening illness that makes you uncomftable and thinking that you gonna die. it happened to me before doll. i am sufering from backpain, nosebleed, etc.. and i check all the symptoms on google and i found like deatifying deases. i know to myself its not good at all. i book an appiontment for my family doctor and diferrent kinds of pyshician and they got the same result " I AM FINE and NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT " but i feel theres somethinf wrong inside my system cause im in pain from time to time. but then, i am starting to worry, my parents is senior and they are living with me. what if im going to die what is their source of living knowingly they dont have work. how can they survive. and i started to think " I AM NOT GONNA DIE! no! no! no! " i started to do yoga, watching sports on live, eating outside with friends. and i started not to google for 2 months while im healing process of my anxiety. think positive, get more busy at work or change your lifestyle. i hope this will help you think.

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      No one has told me I have cancer I assume I have because my symptoms and Google . I try going out with friends and nothing takes my mind of it . I sit there like a wet rag feeling like my worlds falling apart . Everyone says I'm fine just mentally unstable . I've tried getting help and been turned away in till I get proof that there's nothing wrong with me. My doctors said I'm fine. The red Mark on the roof of my mouth I noticed tonight as it wasn't there yesturday .
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      I'm really not coping at all. I freaking out sooo much . Like why would my mouth be burning , red patches , sore throats etc etc if I have nothing wrong with me . Yeah I've just got over a throat infection . But I constantly have something wrong with my mouth throat for 3 months now . Something new always comes up .
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      Hi, cosmickitty:  It sounds like you have neuropothy or Fibromylgia...that will cause nerve endings to go crazy in your body.  I have a flare up occasionally, and it hurts so badly in my lips and neck, etc. I have been from dentist to doctor to specialist until they told me about Lyrica....see if you can try it and see if it helps, and mention to your doctor that you believe you have Fibro...there are many things that can help that, including anti-depressants....hope this helps....
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    You need to go to the dentist asap! That is an infection.
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      I wouldn't freak out if your doctor and dentist tell you that you don't need to worry. It could be an infection, but if it was life threatening, your doctor and dentist would have known. I have horrible health anxiety, and Google has convinced me so many times that I was dying. I went through something like that with mouth numbness and pain and sores... I had a food allergy that I didn't know about. It could be that, but it's unlikely that something serious is going on if your dentist and doctor are telling you that you are ok. Do you notice a pattern when it starts?
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      I have doctor's at 3 today. I'm going to push for them to get my mouth checked by the hospital. 6 months of dealing with problems in my mouth everyday and dealing with the grief of my baby is a living nightmare
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    There is a common anxiety symptom, called burning mouth symptom, it is very common and all this is documented on one of the very good anxiety sites online. It says for instance:

    It feels like your mouth is burning, tingling, numb, and/or has a “pins and needles” feeling.

    This burning, tingling, numb, and/or pins and needles feeling can affect your mouth, lips, gums, palate, throat, or tongue. 

    This symptom can be experienced as just burning, randomly change from one sensation to another, and/or can occur all together or any combination thereof.

    ....

    There is this explanation too, that is that your nervous system is producing too much stress hormones (the body and nervous system are stress-response hyperstimulated) and thats why you get all this symptoms. Im sorry I cant paste all the information from there, it is against the rules. I cant even past the link. But try to find "Burnings mouth anxiety", maybe you will get there or at least get info about that that is a common symptom of anxiety.

    I, personally, have a feeling that my throat is burning. I sometimes have red patches, too. I know it is anxiety based. I try to deal with it. I know it is difficult.

    But of cos, an expert could tell you, for instance the doctors. You seem very anxious, you probably could gain of some professional anxiety help. There are anxiety coaches online, it is possible to have online sessions with them for instance via Skype.

    Good luck!

     

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    I know the feeling well, I go to the mirror on a regular basis to check everything, now I grind my teeth so much they are breaking and I am worrying about that
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