Haven't posted in a while on this board. (regular on the UC Board)
I've been having a terrible time the last while with my health anxiety. (no meds) I have Ulcerative Proctitis that has flared up big time about 2 weeks ago and since it has flared I've been having other issues driving me nuts.
I've had back discomfort for about 3 months or so and have let my doctors know but they keep dismissing it as nothing. Well if you ever check out back pain on the net, it more often then not leads you to the fact it could all be internal issues, specifically the pancreas/gallbladder/liver.
Saw my GI last night on this and he insists it is nothing to be concerned about because of my age (45) and I have no other symptoms to be concerned about. (weight loss, nausea, vomitting, jaundice)
After annoying the heck out of him he finally agreed to order some bloodwork for me to settle my mind. So...went for the bloodwork today and it will be 7-10 days till I hear anything. I am now driving my wife even crazier (me too)
Just when I thought I was settling down, my anxiety is back with a vengeance and nailing me hard.
Any thoughts to help me along for the next 7-10 days would be much appreciated!