Anxiety, skinny stools, freaking out
Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:35 AM
Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:51 AM
Ok all, I am 28... no history of colon cancer in family etc... mom has IBS, and Aunt has Ulcer colitis (sp) and our family has a history of anxiety and panic issues... I have had anxiety problems on and off my whole life... I also I guess am under stress with being a single mom, having a 1 1/2 hour away relationship where I travel there every weekend or everyother... My boyfriends daughter is 5yrs old and has stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer, I am thinking about moving etc...Well about two weeks ago I noticed changes in my BM... Let me mention I was on antibiotics for 3 yrs for acne... which made me the first round get diarreah then really gassy while on them... I also had severe heartburn and about a month ago went to see the doctor. He told me to get off the antibiotics. Well around this time I noticed I had gas but when I went potty my stools were really skinny.. gooey consistency and then I couldn't go for two days.. I googled it and saw COLON CANCER! Freaked out and immediately went into a panic attack and have been severe ever since... this set my anxiety into overdrive... Went to the doctor and he took an xray saying I was constipated... Took laxative... started to go to the bathroom. Now I have no problem going.. but my stools are staying gooey and skinny.. Except for the occasional thicker one which temporarily eases the colon cancer anxiety... I was put on Lexapro for the extreme obsessive anxiety and have had worse side effects such as no appetite and more panicky/nervous never feeling calm... I made a ASAP appt to the GI doctor about my pencil stool concern and he said he could give me a colonoscopy to ease my nerves but doesnt' believe I should waste my time. So I feel better because HE IS THE DOCTOR and **if** he would have suspected the slightest he would have made me get checked. But the severe anxiety in me is thinking constantly "what if" He claims he thinks I have IBS... On this forum I've seen IBS'ers talk about skinny stools... I have not had blood yet(knock on wood) however, I wiped today and thought I saw a speckle of red blood... but not sure if its from that or because I'm on my period... Sigh... Sorry to be gross just extremely anxious and freaking out... I looked at stool and saw no blood on there... etc... Just a dot on TP. I seem to be obsessed with going to the bathroom and checking it... probably trying to go more than I normally would hoping it'll be normal... I need to take a deep breath and I hope this anxiety medicine kicks in soon.. Sorry for my post and thank you for listening.
Posted 06 July 2011 - 10:54 AM
Posted 06 July 2011 - 12:02 PM