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Worried about my health and need help

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Clarkey2345 Sun 15-Nov-15 23:28:38

I have been worried sick for months about my health and my GP won't refer me for any tests and don't know what else to do about it I have had these stomach cramps and nausea nearly every day for months now and i am really worried they are caused by something serious.

NanaNina Sun 15-Nov-15 23:50:16

I think we've talked before Clarkey -your symptoms are probably because of your anxiety and the more anxious you get the worse they become, and the worse they become the more anxious you get, so you g around in circles.

I think you are suffering from anxiety and for you it "lodges" itself onto your health if that makes sense, so you really need to try to diminish the anxiety. I don't know if you've tried CBT but it could be helpful, or mindfulness is supposedly very good. Anxiety is horrid and is a mental illness - will the GP give you something for anxiety - they often prescribe propranol (not sure how you spell it) or some ADs help with anxiety.

Clarkey2345 Mon 16-Nov-15 00:37:49

Hi NanaNina yes my anxiety is bad at the moment and now also get bad panic attacks as well my GP has given me anti-depressants to take but haven't been on them long, my stomach pains can be so strong sometimes and the nausea is awful and i have been to my GP so many times and they keep saying its IBS but the symptoms of IBS can't be very strong stomach pains that you get every single day and just so worried it may be something serious they are missing because they won't refer me for any tests....

NanaNina Mon 16-Nov-15 21:10:42

Look please don't take this the wrong way, but even if you did go for tests and found out nothing was wrong, your focus would then be on something else health related. Are you taking the ADs - I seem to remember you weren't taking them before - sorry if I've got that wrong.

Clarkey2345 Mon 16-Nov-15 23:30:51

I have only started my anti-depressants today so will take at least 6 weeks i always worry about my health and there being something wrong but they stomach pains are awful at times and there must be something to cause these stomach pains and that's why i am so worried and also the constant nausea as well doesn't help.

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