Anxietysucks wrote: I'm just looking for some support and some kind of guidance as the doctors believe it's hemorrhoids, anal fissures and the proctitis flaring up.
Anxietysucks wrote:Veckon and pdp497,
I am trying not to stress and I understand that it most likely isn't cancer, but the health anxiety I have after is crushing me. I know my chances of colon cancer are around 1-2%, but if you know anyone with health anxiety, they think of the worst outcome regardless. [...]
I have good days and bad days and that is primarily due to what I see in the bathroom. I probably have no right posting here with my petty symptoms, but asking for opinions of people who have been through the process would help shed light on my situation.
michelle c wrote:Ok....you need to STOP googling....it will only heighten your anxiety. "No use worrying until you have something to worry about" is what a wise friend once told me. Hang in there, get the colonoscopy and until then, don't let it consume you. It's really not worth it. You can do this.
TXLiz wrote:I know it's hard, I also have had health anxiety. Just try to not panic until it is time to panic.
I had an unsedated colonoscopy a few years ago. It wasn't that bad. It was mildly uncomfortable at the most, and for my upcoming colonoscopy in September, I will ask for no sedation as well. It's actually really interesting to see your insides, and have the doc tell you what's what.
As I watched the doc removed a polyp and I felt almost nothing. It looked horrific on the screen but truly, it was fine.