I again am going through a severe bout of anxiety and panic over health. I've so many health issues that are really minor but to me they are major that I have gone back to the throws of looking everything disease wise up on the internet thinking I have this horrible disease or that. I had a full blood workup the other day and it all was normal.
However, I have been on my menstrual period for 36 days now, never ending, have had to take two rounds of antibiotic to knock out a UTI because of a nasty bacteria. I was given a bag of iv fluids the other day for dehydration which I am searching the net for a answer to that and what I see scares me. I still have on and off headaches, and feel skin flushing still even though I think I feel better maybe some. I do not produce any sweat, and thinking back I haven't probably in about a month, maybe longer, just thought the skin flushes were from hormones being out of whack.
I have gotten scared of taking another round of antibiotics for my infection due to the fact that it can cause this horrible bacteria called c-diff which if left untreated can be fatal. I think I have that even though I have no symptoms of that, went to my doctor to get a stool container so they can check that, because of paranoia, it can cause dehydration. My acid reflux has rared its ugly head again due probably to having to consume cranberry juice which is acidic and probably has caused the chest discomfort and right below around the upper belly. I have gone through this before several times and it eventually passes.
The tightness in my chest is probably some from the reflux, I am belching air off my stomach a good deal, but some of it is also tension. My chest sometimes hurts pretty bad but heart issues were ruled out. But bad dehydration can cause chest pain but mine was mild. But still this has all really increased my stress and anxiety levels. My hands stay cold. Thyroid was checked also and was normal.
I am alone every evening of the week from 4:30 until 11:30, and these negative thoughts consume my mind 24/7. I have gone back to just wanting to sleep and am very irritable so many times. I have no Xanax and don't want to try to keep begging doctors for Xanax when they don't want to give it to me.
Thanks for letting me vent.
Diagnosed with left sided UC in sigmoid colon and rectum 1986.
Put on Azulfidine 2 X 3 a day and Rowasa enemas 60mg.
Have been pretty much in remission overall other than a few flares over the past 21 years.
Medicine changed to Asacol 400mg 2 pills X3 times a day. Taken off all meds in 2004.
Diagnosed with acid reflux 2005. Put on Protonix 40mg.
Have been using Canasa 1000mg suppositories nightly since January 2007.
Was put back on Asacol 400mg 2 pills 2X a day in July 2007 maintenance.
Post Edited (at wit's end) : 8/2/2008 3:02:47 PM (GMT-6)