ZLSJ's doc does specialise in pretty much all of the gastro tract, pancreas/gallbladder/liver...and he's one to be doing the testing if so required.
Anxiety added into the mix can definitely confuse matters.
My advice to you ZLSJ is to worry about
it the day you get your tests and not waste every waking moment until that day. Meaning, don't set that day up as your saving day....work on in the moment, your thought processes etc.
Talk to the therapist you have, maybe even seeing him more often to help with options of your thought processes.
If you need a med to help with anxiety so that you're not only focussed on that, maybe ask your GP for some Ativan...lowest dosage sublingual so that it works faster.
Maybe look into some relaxation methods to help get your mind focussed on something else to give your mind and body a breather.
You could try accupuncture or do the trigger point therapy more often?
There's no easy fix...trust me on this. For if you are looking for one, you will only be more greatly disappointed.
I find having answers greatly soothing....but worrying during the anticipation of the set news I desire definitely does me in. I prefer definitive, but realise I'll never get it completely.
What you need to do as well as seek the obvious solution to your physical discomfort is to ask yourself what you'll do if you don't get the answers you need.
Set up some plans, make plans for you and your family to live in the now moments, document your thoughts and feelings to that they're more tangible. Ask your wife for suggestions other than "just let it go".
I'm going on and on as usual....but I do know that those of us with anxiety seem to set up a self-destructive process. recognising what we do and accepting that takes time. Allowing the time and giving ourselves permission to enjoy moments while we live in a hell mentally and physically seems a contradiction...like it's somehow wrong. But, it can be done....but it's like a constant thing.
It takes baby steps....hang tough.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!