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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole0134 View Post
    My HA was triggered by losing my sister to cancer. I was always a worrier but not totally obsessed as I am now. I think if I'd been like this all my life - I would have worried myself into an early grave by now! And as you say, if you worry about family members as well - it's constant. I also have so many random aches and pains - I assume it's an age thing but it's horrible and no pattern to a lot of them. I get one thing settled then something else pops up!

    If you think an ultrasound would be short term pain for long term gain (ie it would put your mind at rest) maybe you should consider it. But WOULD it put your mind at rest? OR .....would you assume they may have missed something or even find something else to focus on? That seems to be the path I'm on...x
    Im sorry to hear about your sister. How sad . I Too was always a worrier but when you then experience something awful happening out of the blue you know just like me anything is possible and that sets off the anxiety further.

    This has been my issue. Iím scared of going to Drs and for scans but also will it help? Or will it feed the anxiety? I already donít trust the Drs after I spoke to my own and my midwife over concerns (really strong gut feeling something was wrong) about my daughter, they both told me all was fine and dismissed me then she died. So i just donít trust them. Since Iíve had the other girls weíve been in hospital at various points and I question the docs and do my research which seems to anger them. Itís a vicious cycle.


    Im sure it would be so amazing to get s clear scan (fingers crossed Iím lucky enough) but it wonít stop this health anxiety. I know Iíll be ok for a few months, then back to breast cancer, or lung cancer or throat cancer again.

    How do you stop it? Iíve been having counselling for well over a year and Iím much better but I canít shift this impending feeling of doom. Something bad will happen again and I canít cope with that x

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    No idea how to stop it to be honest. I was hoping counselling (which I haven't had yet but one day...). I've downloaded the 9 CBT "books" and refer to those a lot. And I concentrate on probabilities. As in - the probability of it being a pulled muscle is much MUCH higher than it being cancer etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole0134 View Post
    No idea how to stop it to be honest. I was hoping counselling (which I haven't had yet but one day...). I've downloaded the 9 CBT "books" and refer to those a lot. And I concentrate on probabilities. As in - the probability of it being a pulled muscle is much MUCH higher than it being cancer etc
    Yeah that’s a good start. It’s just so hard to control the anxious part of your brain. I can’t lie I honestly thought counselling would just fix me but it hasn’t. It still consumes huge parts of my day every day. Maybe learn to live with it? X

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    Iím going to join in your convo if you donít mind

    I think both of you are lucky in that your pain is not always there and comes and goes. Thatís a great sign! Mine is always there if I push it :( I do wonder if itís coming from my ribs and chest wall though. How would I know? One of you mentioned chostochondritis. Is that a burning pain when pushed? Or is it constant?

    Nicole, I too focus on probability and statistics. Sometimes it helps calm me down, other times I completely believe that I am THAT one in a 1000 to get a terrible disease. I hate feeling this way as well and just wish I could be happy and enjoy life

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    Iím going to join in your convo if you donít mind

    I think both of you are lucky in that your pain is not always there and comes and goes. Thatís a great sign! Mine is always there if I push it :( I do wonder if itís coming from my ribs and chest wall though. How would I know? One of you mentioned chostochondritis. Is that a burning pain when pushed? Or is it constant?

    Nicole, I too focus on probability and statistics. Sometimes it helps calm me down, other times I completely believe that I am THAT one in a 1000 to get a terrible disease. I hate feeling this way as well and just wish I could be happy and enjoy life

    I think Costochondritis is one of those things that everyone experiences it slightly differently. Nicole will know more than me being diagnosed though.

    Ive woken up feeling like someone had hit me on my breast bone. Feels so bruised and the top of the breast radiating down (still not quite as far as where Iím getting this pain though) and my shoulder and jaw ache.

    I just keep hoping Iíll wake up and itís gine but it doesnít go.

    I too look at statistics but with no family history of stillborn babies (my family is massive. I have about 20 female cousins and 4 aunties. Loads of great aunties too. My nan has 7 children and never even has a miscarriage) I struggle to use them as a rational. I always think ďmy chances are so slow or breast cancer really, no family history but then no family history of stillborn babies eitherĒ so that sets me off. I constantly link everything to my daughter dying

    i really hope your pain pain stops soon Katniss. Itís all consuming isnít it. I struggle to concentrate from all the worry x

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    Katniss - costochondritis can cause a burning pain. But you may have bruised yourself too if you keep pushing and prodding. It's amazing how many of my pains go away when I forget about them.

    HA is just horrendous and it's an awful way to live. It's certainly stopping me enjoying life - happy family events are marred by me worrying about a symptom etc.

    It's a shame about the counselling - but there are different types of counselling I think(CBT, psychotherapy etc), maybe keep trying til one works? x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole0134 View Post
    Katniss - costochondritis can cause a burning pain. But you may have bruised yourself too if you keep pushing and prodding. It's amazing how many of my pains go away when I forget about them.

    HA is just horrendous and it's an awful way to live. It's certainly stopping me enjoying life - happy family events are marred by me worrying about a symptom etc.

    It's a shame about the counselling - but there are different types of counselling I think(CBT, psychotherapy etc), maybe keep trying til one works? x

    I did actually amongst my many google sessions find one informative paper about breast pain from a dr. She said about women poking their boobs (guilty) and how we should leave them alone for two weeks and if pain still there get it looked at. She also said itís highly likely to be benign. Trying hard not to google. As it did take hours of trawling through to find it. As you know most pages are all cancer, cancer, cancer. Itís so hard not to poke when you have health anxiety though isnít it. I think we are our own worst enemies. I poke in the hope itís gone. When I canít feel it I think rationally. The moment I feel it the panic starts again.

    My counsellor can do cbt as well, so Iím going to chat to her on Thursday about introducing some coping techniques x

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    My chest has felt so sore today. I’ve felt all over my rib cage and it feels so bruised all around this breast and under on the ribs, almost over to my armpit. The bruised feeling continue a small way down the breast itself on the side it connects to breast bone. Still doesn’t explain this stabbing pain when pushed lower down in my breast. It’s on the same side as most of this pain but the breast tissue doesn’t sit on the ribs that are hurting as my boobs are saggy now. So it’s like a bruised feeling which fades off as I feel down the breast and then no pain for a few centimetres and then bam stabbing pain straight after. So a gap in the pain/discomfort.

    Im going to have to bite the bullet and call my private health provider tomorrow to get seen. I’m so scared. The logical part of my brain says it’s all linked to the sore ribs but the other part says no it’s a tumour deep in the tissue which is pressing on your ribs and that’s what’s causing this stabbing pain in your breast. I feel sick ��

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    Maybe you should to get the peace of mind you need. But how long will that peace last?

    As I said - really similar symptoms to mine.

    Keep us updated x

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    Re: Breast pain in one breast

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole0134 View Post
    Maybe you should to get the peace of mind you need. But how long will that peace last?

    As I said - really similar symptoms to mine.

    Keep us updated x
    Honestly Nicole the fact you keep saying that is the only thing that’s stopping me from completely spiralling! Yes I’m struggling but I have this tiny bit of rationale to it.

    Just plucking up thr the courage to call x

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