Fear of Stomach cancer

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I suddenly had an appetite loss since last week and it is scaring me to hell as i have read that stomach cancer also causes this.

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    good morning , how are you feeling today ?

    hopefully you have a bug and it will get better within a week or so. I would watch and wait this next week unless other symptoms occur. may I ask what your bowel habits are like? daily , loose , constipated etc

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      well that's a good sign I believe . try keep a diary every day for yourself, log when you eat and what you eat and drink and if and when you get pain and then when you have a bowel movement, writing down if it was painful or loose stools etc. This will also help your doctor if you still have the same fears in a week or two then go back with a little diary .

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    Also when we have not eaten for days the tummy will shrink, this in turn makes us less hungry and more full up quicker .

    try some soups to tempt your tummy and appetite , it will also help keep up your energy that you , watery fruits are good too ,melon grapes oranges , ice cream even will help 😃

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      Yes sir it is so kind of yours to give some calming suggestions. I was living in such distress that I would cry out daily whenever this thought came in my mind. my mother is also undergoing chemo for breast cancer treatment. Yesterday I went to my gp and he gave me pantosec tablet and a vitamin b complex syrup to improve my appetite. But you know this fear doesn't let be comfortable.

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    ah ok , that make sense , the fact your mum is currently fighting cancer has made your alarm bells ring. i fully understand , my dad this year had aggressive non hodgkins lymphoma , it had spread everywhere , stomach was main isuue. this is why i asked you what your bowel habits were like. honestly i feel your fear. stress is likely the cause of your problems but still keep that diary in case your symptoms get worse or dont stop.

    i hooe your mum is coping well.. mums are strong !!!

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    Don't google your symptoms; you will cause anxiety! Instead, think of simple causes such as stress, a stomach upset or bug. Worrying about your symptoms can cause you to loose appetite Have you eaten something that disagreed with you or was off? Appetite loss can be caused many many things and they are not all serious.

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      yes pippa58442 actually appetite is kind of like weird. Sometimes especially in the morning I don't feel that much hungry that i used to previous week but sometimes i feel hungry even after eating which kinda feels funny😕. btw are you from india?

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      yeah this is happening since past week. Many a times i feel so hungry that time i think there is no issue but sometimes in morning when can't feel hungry for a long the fear again comes in. I would wait and see for few days if it gets better. my gp has prescribed me Becotin( a vitamin B complex syrup) as an appetizer. But i fear that it will make me hungry unnaturally and i wouldn't be able to find if my appetite has really improved.

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      Maybe if you stop concentrating on your appetite, you will suddenly find that it comes back. Fear could be causing these symptoms .Try the vitamin B complex to see if it helps. If does, that's a good thing. You won't know whether it works unless you try it. You will be able to find out if your appetite has really come back if you stop the medication for a few days to see what happens. You talk a lot about your fear and anxiety; I think that is your problem. Try distraction techniques such as light exercise which can help to increase your appetite and relax you. Fresh air is very good for that. Try relaxation therapy too and go out with friends and have some fun.

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      Buddy Now I am starting feeling depressed. after 8 days of my problem i went to my physician 4 days ago and he prescribed liv. 52, a liver enhancer but after taking 4 days still problem is same as it is. He advised to take it for 10 days and after that have a Liver function test if no improvement. I am worried that this may cause more delay.

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      Take the medication for 10 days as your doctor suggested. Some medications take time to work so you shouldn't worry. You cannot do anything about the time it takes to get a diagnosis because your doctor will need that time to try out different things. A diagnosis cannot be rushed because that's how things can be missed. Remember that the tests your doctor is suggesting may help with uncovering your problem so it is crucial to go along with this. Not having these tests will also cause a delay. Worry will not tell you what your problem is, nor will it treat or cure it. One thing is certain; worrying will make you feel worse.

      I had to wait three and a half months for diagnosis and I had to put up with painful tests and inconclusive results with no hope of a solution. I worried terribly all day, every day, but no matter how much I worried, it didn't speed up my test results, give me any answers or speed up waiting times to see a doctor. All it did was worsen my symptoms. I simply had stay with the long process of diagnosis and accept that my doctors were doing everything they could. The most I could do was to see as many doctors as possible even though I was in despair.

      Try relaxation therapy to take your mind off your health while you wait. That's the very best you can do at this time and you can only do your best. Try to keep faith with your doctor and tell yourself that in the end you will get help even if it doesn't happen within the time frame you want. I wanted an immediate diagnosis in my time frame and when it didn't happen, I turned to despair. Your diagnosis and treatment will happen in your doctor's time frame. Once you learn to accept that, hopefully it may ease your mind.

      Worry seems to be playing a large part in your life and controlling your day to day activities. The first thing to do is to try and get to grips with your anxiety first of all.

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