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mkl8425 (@mkl8425)

Pancreatic cancer or overreacting

Pancreatic Cancer | Last Active: Oct 29, 2018 | Replies (11)

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@hopeful33250

Hello @mkl8425, anxiety is common when new health symptoms come up. That is perfectly understandable. but try not to let it consume your thinking. You might take a look at some of the discussions in our Mental Health group at how to control anxiety. There are some Members there who have gotten some control over their fear of the unknown. Here is a link to the discussions. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/mental-health/tab/discussions/?pg=2#group-88-activitystream

Do you know when you will see a GI specialist?

I would like to invite @gailb @gingerw @lioness and @mamacita to join you in this discussion about anxiety and health problems.

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@hopeful33250 @mkl6425 Indeed, fear of the unknown can be so frightful. As I read your original post, I couldn't help but wonder. Being lactose intolerant for years, but continuing to consume dairy, may be a recipe for issues now presenting? At any rate, your doctor is being properly cautious, ordering the upper and lower endoscopies. Since you know you have experienced anxiety in the past, take time to be gentle on yourself. Call the GI specialist and ask to be put on a cancellation list in order to get in earlier if someone else cannot make it. Rest and distract yourself however you need to.
Ginger

I do not know yet. My worst fears have mostly subsided, I am just tired of feeling physically unwell at this point, but I am optimistic that seeing a GI spec. will help me greatly… just hope it doesn't take weeks to see one