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Having issues with anemia, just discovered July 2 but I think it might have been going on for a little longer. Once I got the bloodwork back, my anxiety skyrocketed and I started losing weight. I’d been losing but not drastically and more st of the times because I was trying. Had stool culture,stool sample for blood, cat scan , all negative. Now have to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy and I’m terrified of cancer. If I didn’t have loss of appetite and weight loss , I wouldn’t be as worried but I do. The anxiety is almost paralyzing and I guess that could account for the weight loss but I’ve always had a cancer phobia and now it’s like my nightmare is coming true.! I worry and fear all day , go to bed and sleep a couple of hours and then I’m up again freaking out , till I can sometimes fall back asleep. I’m a mess.!Starting therapy Monday. 😥😥😥😥😥😥

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    I have mentioned this before. Go get a mild non habit forming anti anxiety meds. Once you calm down you will sleep better, eat and will be able to deal with your journey. Endoscopy and colonoscopy are standard tests for anemia. That was the first thing my 2nd. did.
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    Don't worry yourself senseless, Wendy! I was in your position 6 months ago and was worried sick. I lost my appetite, lost a stone in weight and had a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Both were clear and no real answers for my chronic anaemis were given, apart from iron loss due to heavy periods. I was given a low dose of anti-anxiety meds to help with my stress and lack of appetite and am so much better now. Still anaemic but building up slowly with Sytron and otc iron. Not worrying makes me feel a lot better! So try a low dose of anti-anxiety med and I'm sure when you're calmer, you'll cope far better with the procedures, which I'm sure will be clear. The worry is far worse! Think positively and I know you'll be fine!

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      Thank you so much , don’t have periods and no blood in stool really , maybe from hemeroids once in awhile but certainly not chronic.  But I do have acid reflux and I have had bouts of extreme coughing with a cold I hate coughing up stuff so maybe something there is bleeding. I know I need to relax , so many things it could be. My ocd and anxiety won’t let my brain rest. I’m hoping therepist can help and/or give me something. If not I’ll ask my dr , thank you so much 
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