Convinced I have breast cancer! (Health anxiety )

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Ugh! Just another post. Health anxiety really bad again after being free for over a week.

My right breast is very hard. The right is like floppy so basically normal. But right one is heavy and hard and feels more lumpy and is tender to touch. My chest is also tender to touch but GP listened to chest and said its muscular. Also been having like a weird sharp burning pain in right shoulder blade but not frequently. Had it last night and also last week. Very uncomfortable. Convinced that it's breast cancer. I'm away from home over Xmas so 100s of miles from my GP. Could be PMS but never really paid attention to my breasts until health anxiety started. Anyone else get this? I am convinced breast cancer :-(

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    Hi Justineclarice

    If the lump moves about it is fine, from my experience with a breast lump. If it is fixed then it should be checked out, but try not to keep trying to feel it, analyse it and diagnosis it, because it is possibly your anxiety taking over....again. Easier said than done I know but focus on letting things go if you can. Hugs and kind thoughts xxx

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    Girl, I know exactly how you feel!

    I've been struggling with the exact same problem, and, to be honest, it feels good to know that someone out there knows what you're going through. 

    I've been worried sick the past month because I'm having these breast pains in both of my breasts, but my left breast hurts a tad more. I've been scrolling through the internet and of course, all roads lead to breast cancer. I'm convinced that my lymph nodes are swollen and my breasts are full of different lumps (I swear I can feel them!) and I'm going to the doctor's to get it checked out. My mom said it's nothing to worry about, because I'm still a teenager, and my body is changing, but I CAN'T calm down, I burst out crying every time I think about the possibility of HAVING breast cancer, it just makes me want to huddle up in a ball and never leave the house again... 

    But listen, you know what? We'll get through this together. I want everyone to know that they're not alone, because I know that I don't want to be alone in this either! I've had enough of hypochondria and OCD already, thank you very much. 

    It's so nervewrecking and it doesn't help when you try to think rationally because you'll find something to worry about anyway. 

    Every little thing that may be going wrong is causing me to get massive panic attacks where I just break down crying because I'm sure that I'm dying. 

    And it's not the fact that I'M dying that scares me, it's the fact that my family will have to go through this, the whole process of trying to fix something that cannot be fixed... I just wish that we'd have the cure to cancer already, I even promised myself that if I manage to live up to that, I will do everything I can to help cancer research, because the not knowing is what scares me the most.

    And also, there's always the good old "what if I actually don't have hypochondria and what if this is all completely real and what if I'm actually ill?" thing that doesn't leave me alone. UGH!

    I sometimes find it hard to sleep at night because of all the stress. Any tips?!

    Look, I just hope that things work out for you. I'll see whether I have cancer or not after I go to the doctors, but for now - let's just stick together and hope for the best, shall we?! x

    Lots of love and support!

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