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You are going to be ok was posted 11/26/2016 11:03 am by Anonymous
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I'm sorry you are going through a hard time. Perhaps we can reassure you a little.

No, you don't have have cachexia with a hidden cancer causing that. Cachexia is progressive, with steady weight loss. You do not have this. And cachexia is typically a symptom of cancer and pancreatic cancer only once the cancer is advanced. The doctors would have found it if it was advanced. You wouldn't have all normal tests.

Also, your symptoms are not consistent with a hidden pancreatic cancer. Polyuria, bruising, twitching, your type of stool changes are not typical for early pancreatic cancer. Not at all.

Ask yourself.... Are you eating well? Exercising well? Sleeping regularly? Getting your basic physical exams done yearly? Focus here.

And have you started any treatment for your anxiety? All symptoms get worse when you are anxious. In fact, anxiety can cause decreased appetite with weight loss, twitching, loose stools and more.

You know, I have twitching, easy bruising, loss of muscle bulk and more! I also have a very stressful life, unfortunately, as a caregiver, and don't take care of myself very well. It is what it is. I don't have cancer.

You should continue to see your primary care doctor regularly because sometimes simple things like hormone imbalances can cause symptoms like yours, and can reveal themselves with time.

Meanwhile, start talking about your anxiety with your doctor so they can give you some suggestions. The Anxiety Workbook sold on Amazon can be useful. Trying mindfulness relaxation exercises can be incredibly useful. Daily exercise.... Even a short walk outside can be useful. Talking to a friend, support group, counselor, or your dog can be useful. Sometimes medications can be useful. Decreasing your caffeine intake can be useful.

But spending too much time on the Internet, inside, alone, on cancer chat boards is rarely useful in your case. This place is not a website you want to be on unless you have to be, I promise you. Let me set you free....

You don't have pancreatic cancer.

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