Pancreatic cancer scared worries help

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Hi

So how to begin since 7 month i have very bad pain on stomach left ribs and back plus shoulders.

Always scared about cancer at CT scan in march so 2 months with that.Result nothing blood test nothing.

After that i had endoscopy so no stomach cancer ulcers .......

So thats why im scared of pancreatic cancer because i know there is lot of stomach and back pain.

Now i have always same symptoms not all day but everyday for hours.

Pain is more burning.

Went to my gastro and no answer he keap sawing 6 month ago it was clear no gonna happen in 6 month its impossible.

Im so scared who have had same symptoms and what was your diagnostic if u had one so scsred of pancreatic cancer.

All day all time thinking about it checking internet

Thank u

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    I'm sorry to say that chronic pancreatitis hurts a lot, even if you don't have cancer. For now, don't worry about cancer. What's important first is getting relief for your current symptoms.

    What do you typically eat in a day? The recommended diet is low fat, high protein, low spices. Eating fast food, junk food, or fried food will hurt your system. Drinking alcohol is very dangerous. Start keeping a food journal to see if specific foods might be triggering an attack.

    Do you take digestive enzymes, like CREON or ZenPep? If not, ask your gastroenterologist for a prescription.

    If you are feeling a burning sensation, that might be gastritis, which can be treated with proton pump inhibitors, like Omeprazole or Pantoprazole. Go to the emergency room if you are in real pain or if you can't get in to see a doctor soon. Gastritis can set off strong attacks and can be quite painful.

    A heating pad and not overexerting yourself may help. For pain, use Tylenol (no more than 3000 mg/day) to start with. I also take medication like Amitriptyline and Gabapentin to help with nerve pain.

    I would also suggest you get a new gastroenterologist who specializes in pancreatitis. It sounds like yours is not addressing your concerns.

    Good luck, and hang in there. Let's see if you can get your gastritis and diet under control first. You can do this.

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    Dear Christopher,

    I am so sorry you are having these symptoms you describe and that are worrying so much.

    2018 had been a terrible year for myself, having had a wide range of symptoms similar to the ones you describe.

    I used to have pain in the center of my shoulders, pain at the right of my stomach, erratic bowel habits, lots of trapped air that was coming out mainly from the "back" door, floating stools and so on.

    In the end, it turned out to be small gallstones in my gallbladder, that eventually have been removed with a prescription drug I took for 6 months.

    You can find more info in my previous posts.

    I want to tell you that I was aware of the small gallstones, but still worried so much that I went almost insane. I spent hours looking for symptoms online, to the point I became less productive at work.

    Therapy helped me dealing with anxiety that played a massive role in how bad I felt and probably also on my symptoms.

    That being said, I had a CT scan specifically for my pancreas, that resulted negative. That is when I started recovering from my symptoms.

    Listen to your doctor, change it if you don't trust him/her, and try to deal with your fears/anxieties.

    I am available for talking it further if you wish.

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      Mine is ba ck pain in the middle under shoulders blade plus left ribs and left shoulders plus epigastric pain.

      Did you had the same symptoms or others people.

      So scared of pancreatic cancer.

      My gastroentorologist and the er doc told me iys not possibke if 6 weeks ago ct scan were clean.

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    hi yes pretty much the same. Pain between shoulder blades and also had both left and right ribs pains. my stomach used to hurt especially at night. I am now convinced that it was much due to anxiety.

    try to stay calm, trust your docs, make another visit if that makes you feel bwtter but dont end up in the loop of symptmoms/google/worry/more symptoms...

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    Very unlikely it is pancreatic cancer. I promise you your anxiety is amplifying your symptoms.

    I think you need to address your anxiety with your GP.

    There are many thing it could be that are not life threatening.

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    well I have just had my 2nd CT scan my pancreas has got worse since 2017 he said it does not look like I have cancer bloods r ok. but i did say to my specialist ,but it's very difficult to spot cancer in the pancreas he said yes it is but your blood would give us some indication but there fine .so he at a meeting next Monday to discuss my case to see where we from there, i just want to put on weight as i have lost a lot. keep in touch.

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    Im so scared of pancreatic cancer and doc at er and gi 2 months ago did not want to do another ct scan cause they are sure its not that and too much radiation for nothing.

    Doc at er did ultrason but not pancreas cause he us not radiologist.

    Im scared please tell me some of u have same thing and it was not cancer.

    Please

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