Feeling so anxious today

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Since all this started with my anemia, I’ve lost 11 pounds in 3 weeks. Before that I’d been losing but dieting too off and on and staying the same for days at a time but as soon as my first bloodwork showed anemia, it started to go down. Some days I eat high calorie foods and I might stay the same but overnight I lose 2 . I thought I ate good yesterday cause I had more appetite but I added it up and it was 1300 and something calories. So I guess it makes sense but my mind is convinced I have colon cancer. No blood in the stool and I had a negative fecal test but a week or so ago I had burning diarrhea and there was a little blood on the paper. None in stool. I figured it was sensitive tissue from diarrhea but now.... I’m convinced it’s colon cancer. Or something along those lines.  I can’t relax or calm down .No way to get anti anxiety meds, can’t distract myself. I feel so alone. No friends or SO. Parents just want me to positive and don’t believe anything can be wrong but I’m just so fixated. I have a therapy appt next week and supposed to be getting a colonoscopy and endoscopy sometime, maybe next week. But how do I get through today?

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    I’ve had off and on diarrhea for years and stool is never hard and is thin and flat a lot but I thought it was IBS. Had a clean colonoscopy 4 years ago and had the bowel issues then. 
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    Don't worry, Wendy. I've had diarrhea, on and off, since starting iron meds for my anaemia. They play havoc with your tummy once they're in your system, and feeling anxious can definitely make your appetite poor. Just think positively and try to live in the moment, not keep thinking ahead all the time. And if you can see your gp then ask them about anti-anxiety meds.

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    How are you feeling Wendy?

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      Thank you for asking ..... just anxious and depressed and lonely. I had a melt down this morning when I lost a pound I thought I should have gained. I’m yrying to believe everything is ok but when I lose weight I panic and think cancer. I eat , maybe not as much as my binge days but enough to not lose. Anxiety really messes you up I guess, never been this bad. How are you?
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      Wendy, get something to help with the anxiety. It will help with the weight loss for sure. It will not change your personality or behaviour.

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      I e mailed my dr but he didn’t respond. I guess I’ll have to ask him in person but that’s not got almost 2 weeks 😐😥

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