Hi all!I am female and 32 years old. I have GERD and gastritis but nothing else health wise. The thing is since almost 2 years I started obssesing with my health. Let me give you a little background.
It all started at the end of 2014 when I had salmonella. It was an awful time for me since I was in constant pain, nausea, going to the bathroom etc. After the salmonella I started having some gastro problems, that's when I was diagnosed with gastrits and GERD after and upper GI. I started taking Omeprazole and things started looking better. It was during that time that I was nearly 70 pounds overweight and was diagnosed with a fatty liver too. I think that was my turning point cause the Dr that preformed the echo told me that I had a fatty liver and that if I didn't lose weight fast my liver could be damaged and I could die. When she told me that I started panicking. I lost 35 pounds in a 2 month period cause I was scared of dying from liver complications. Then I started having problems with my gallbladder and had it removed a year ago. I have lost almost 60 pounds since the end of 2014. I need to lose 13 pounds more to reach my ideal weight but I am happy with how I look today (I went from a size 18 to a size 10) During this stressful period I started having ocassional PVC's (premature ventricular contractions) and started obssesing with my heart. I've gone to a cardiologist who performed an EKG, Echo, blood tests and Chest X'ray and the conclusion is that my heart is normal and healthy. My thyroid, sugar levels, liver and pancreatic enzymes etc checked out fine too. I still think something is wrong with my heart though. I am just so scared of dying of heart failure or something. There`s no family history with heart issues, no heart attacks or abnormalities. I just feel I am going to drop dead sometimes. Don't know why I am so scared and obsessed about my heart. I feel my pulse several times a day to check that my heart is beating ok. Also I started worrying about my family, about my parents health and that I don't want anything wrong happen to them and that they die. Also about my brother. I just want to tell them to have their hearts checked out, I don't want them to die from a heart attack or something.
I recently had my liver checked a couple of months ago and the good thing is its no longer fatty, its now a normal, healthy liver. Now I am having constant gastro problems but I am starting to think its all down to anxiety. I've never felt so out of control in my life. When I was heavier I never felt anything, I felt great! I want to feel great again. Please help me! Sometimes I feel great again but then the obsessing starts again. I even stopped excercising cause I am scared of my heart. I want my mind to stop worrying and let me live! I am 32 and sometimes feel 80.
Thank you so much for reading this long post and your help!