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I've never posted here before but just found this forum. I am very desperate for help and I don't think anyone around me understands the level of anxiety I've been going through.
I've been having really bad bowel issues for 3 or 4 months, GI always said it is probably IBS but let's do colonoscopy anyway-so we did, and everything came back normal thank God. But then it was suggested I do an upper Endoscopy to check for celiac disease, because some blood work came back off.
So anyway, I had my endoscopy on Tuesday and they called me today with results and they said no cancer (thank God), but I have a small ulcer in my small intestine AND MILD chronic gastritis (negative for h.pylori)... my GI also found a stomach polyp but she said she wasn't concerned, it was benign, the common type.
I am SO afraid of stomach cancer, and every where I read, I read that Chronic Gastritis usually is a step away from Stomach Cancer. I can't stop thinking about it. It's like okay maybe I don't have it today, but next year or next month my stomach can start making those changes that lead to cancer. I admit, I haven't been the healthiest these last 6 months-smoking cigarettes, lots of coffee, and I gained 40 pounds because I stopped eating healthy and running... but the fact that this is "CHRONIC" is what scares me. I don't know how to let this go... the office said "no intervention is needed at this time" and just put me on Nexus 40MGS once a day for 30 days.
I can't let this fear go.. does chronic gastritis ALWAYS lead to stomach cancer eventually???
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Anxiety will never let your gastric go mark my words .., you should start taking anxiety medication and you will be fine ,.. Because I had the same problem as yours ., I was having severe anxiety but then its nothing., take yoga classes , make your mind strong at first ,. Don't google yourself and self diagnose ,. The doctors knows what's best for you so don't worry too much
I’m trying really hard to not let this get to me but it is so difficult. It’s almost like I feel like I am at a precancerous state or something and just scared what if “today is the day something turns” since I feel like gastritis is one step closer to my biggest fear... UGH! Xoxoxo
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