all over body pains and depression

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following yet another bereavement - i seem to have suffered from every ache in my body, started with anxiety and palpitations and breathlessness over a year ago, followed by then acid reflux and heartburn after 2 bereavement - now following bereavement number 3 all in the space of 18 monthsi have lower back ache and IBS, convicnced ive cancer somewhere or in my ovaries, i try my best but constantly seem to need reassurance and am just living in as state of sadness, and bodily symptoms, have visited GP so many times, i think they think im a hypercondriact but who or whre do you get help, any ideas wld be so grateful

 

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    Hi I am so sorry for your loss

    I suffer with anxiety and this can flare up ibs

    Have you asked your gp for a scan this

    Hopefully may put your mind at rest.

    If your feeling this way I would definitely go back to the doctors and insist that you have a 2 nd opinion

    Hopefully other members on here may also have some ideas for you

    Best wishes

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    Hi debi sorry to hear of your 3 losses .

    its understandable that you feel the way you do !

    BUT you must think of what life the ones you lost would want you to have ! Bet you it's not what you are living now ?

    try your doctor again see if you can get a scan to see what's what and take it from there ...stress can debilitate anyone and make you ill !

    you can live your life to the full by being happy take all that was good from the past and take it into your future leave the sadness behind I know this is what your recent losses would all want for you .

    be strong talk to people share your feelings by being open you may find you are helping somone else try bereavement councilling this could help if you cannot pull through this yourself + don't let stress affect your eating routine ! 

    good luck .

    regards Trev.

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    Hello , emotionally,we jsut don't seem to be well- equipped to deal with such a loss,we either fall apart or head straight for denial.But in reality , falling apart or going through denial is all normal process of grieving.Grief is a normal, healthy response for loss.

    It is never easy letting go.I have never been through something like this and can only imagine.

    Healing from loss involves coming to terms with the loss and the meaning of the loss in your life.

    Difficult as it may seem , it might have a direct impact on your health.

    I wish I have the right words to cmfort you and lessen your pain.

    It would help you to try to see some support groups.

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    I so feel for you. Within a five year span I lost my mother, father and mother in law, my daughter moved out and got married and my son joined the military and went on deployment. My husband was forced to take an early retirement, went to work for one company - it didn't work out, then changed jobs again. After my mother died my sister went all wacko on me. All during this time my IBS started and the GERD which I already had got worse and my asthma got worse. Stress does play a huge part in not only your GI health but your overall health and mental health. I would seek out another doctor. Have you seen a GI specialist?
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      I'm very sorry for what your going through.  Emotions definitely can hit a person in the gut.  All the way from acid reflux to the colon. When I was having GERD, any conflict or stress would definitely cause me to make more acid and suffer more.

      Some "progressive" doctors are realizing this connection and are prescribing antidepressants along with the standard acid blockers.

      I have read commenters mention that it does help.

      If your GP is not willing to try this approach, then you should also see a psychologist who can add it to your medications.

      I hope you feel better soon.  We do care. 

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    I'm very sorry for what your going through.  Emotions definitely can hit a person in the gut.  All the way from acid reflux to the colon. When I was having GERD, any conflict or stress would definitely cause me to make more acid and suffer more.

    Some "progressive" doctors are realizing this connection and are prescribing antidepressants along with the standard acid blockers.

    I have read commenters mention that it does help.

    If your GP is not willing to try this approach, then you should also see a psychologist who can add it to your medications.

    I hope you feel better soon.  We do care. 

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