Scared of Pancreatic Cancer... anyone else dealt with this

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Hi all... so I'm not certain when this began maybe after I stopped eating due to my anxiety and then everytime I would eat I would get diarrhea (sorry for the tmi). But my stomach is always burning, I have a pain that comes and goes under my left breast. My stomach won't allow me to eat because I'm scared. I've lost 13 pounds in 3 weeks. I'm super scared I have pancreatic cancer. I'm only 31, newly married and not ready to die. I would much rather fear a heart attack or stroke over pancan. Has anyone else gone through this. I just want my life back. I want to healthy. I'm terrified.

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    Hi Nai,

    I have been having the same symptoms. I found the diarrhea the worst. I lost weight and I went through this for months. It started with me also short after my marriage. 

    Worrying and being scared of having cancer will not help, you need to go to your GP and get examined. My GP made a complete check-up and everything was fine, which made it clear that I have to go to a Psychiatrist. Since then, I am taking medicine and getting better. WHat helped me really a LOOOOOOTTT, back then (before starting my treatment), was taking Xanax whenever I had an attack. 

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    Ask the pharmacist about nutrition drinks
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    Dear Nai.

    I can totally relate to your problem. It happened to me almost a year ago. I was 28y old! I started to have "belly" issues (today I know it was stress coming from my work), I was ordered to have a colonoscopy, it made my fear even worse, I started to think about it, started to worry and (please, DO NOT DO IT) started to google my symptoms. It brought me to a very very dark place. First I thought I have bowel cancer ... then after everything was OK I thought I have stomach cancer ... 2 gastroscopies followed, then it was pancan and it was really bad - diarrhea, very light stool, back pain ... all the symptoms pointed to pancan. Fortunatelly, after all the tests were done for me (CT included - all normal), I decided to go for help to pdoc. Today I am much much better, still not 100% OK but I enjoy life with my wife and my little son (1y old). So, please, try to calm down, go to your GP to get all the necessary tests done and then, if still needed, go for help to pdoc. Everything will be OK! By the way - what was the "trigger" of your symptoms? Do you remember? Some bad situation? Stress? Sorry for my english, I am Czech smile

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      Omg, I'm dealing with the same thing right now. It seems like my stomach does not want to digest food. I have bowl movements but the are very little. But I'm certain it's my anxiety. I get stomach and back pains. Butterfly feelings in my stomac. Then I start to worry and my head starts spinning. It sucks.

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      Hi Neogenx,

      Your English was fine. Glad to know I'm not alone in these feelings. I think what brought on mInes was stress. I started a diet and walking daily and the weight just melted off so that really scared me for some reason. They I started taking psych meds that took my appetite away completely. I think the light stool and diarrhea is from IBM. I'm going to my doctor today to get checked out so I'm just praying hard that this is just my anxiety and not something serious.

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    The not eating and stomach issues are all the anxiety. It's best to go to a doctor and rule out cancer hopefully. then you will have relief and tell yourself after I'm fine I just went to the doctor.

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