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To start off I am 16 years old yes I know I am young but I can’t get fact of me having esophageal cancer off my head. But let me start off when it first started which was mid November of 2017. I started having major anxiety attacks, I would get dizzy, difficult breathing and stuff like that. So I was taken to hospital and I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. I also went 2nd time because I thought I had acid reflux because I would have syptomps like ALOTT of burping even when I have not eaten I would burp and then less than ONE second I would get another one and it would disturb me a lot and this has been for probably 3 years I have this but I would always mucous in back of my throat; it’s always there I don’t know why but I thought it could have been reflux since I would get the mucous even more when I would drink for example Gatorade or even brush my teeth(Cologate tooth paste). So they they gave some omprezale which did absolutely nothing and I went on different type of omprezale which was in little pills which I found actually did help with the burping. But the mucous part I found that it could be cattarh which I am taking nasal spray for and is working out for now. But moving further around February the anxiety attacks were terrible. I didn’t even wanna go to school I would cry to stay home and this lasted for 2 weeks and I would talk to teachers all day because I could not stay calm at all and they knew about this so yea. But after these 2 weeks I became fine and wasn’t scared to go to school or anywhere else. But what also started November was I started getting scared to eat food. Idk why or how it started but I think it was because I use to get difficulty eating when I would have panic attacks which was during dinner sometimes but other times I ate perfectly fine with no trouble but near the end of February till now I can not swallow at all, I am to scared to swallow the only things I can eat is cereal and oatmeal that’s it. I did lose about 9 pounds because of me not eating but when I went to get checked out again for weight I increased 5 more pounds which I guess is good. So now basically I have gotten stuck with the idea of having cancer in esophagus because I did have reflux for while and it is difficult for me to swallow which makes me get anxiety and I’m so scared now. I have met with nutrition team in hospital to help me eat and they also said if I want I can have a barium swallow test be done which would allow me to see how stuff goes down my throat and into esophagus which I thought it would be perfect because it can also check for other things like cancer but I still don’t get the appointment for that and I’m still not eating proply. I’m dehydrated and lacking of nutrients.. I’m really scared it could esophageal cancer causing difficult eating. Can I get some advice please! 😥 P.S I am very skinny and tall 16 year old kid
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