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Does Pain Give Fear that may have Cancer
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fibro7166 - January 27

Is anyone's pain so severe and strange that they think they may be experiencing bone cancer or some other mestatisis of cancer in the body?

Does anyone else get frightened by their pain?

 

kjscns09 - August 21

yes....i think that too. It is very scary when you feel so much pain in so many parts of your body all of the time. And you go to the doctor and they just brush you off and make you feel like it's all in your head. The worse part about FM is that it could possibly mask other symptoms and diagnosis that are occurring. However, if all of your blood work comes back good and you have been diagnosed with FM than you do feel more at ease with thinking; oh that's just part of it isn't it. Take Care!

 

Fantod - August 21

No - I refuse to let myself wander in that direction. It only adds more stress to an already mind-bending situation. I figure because I spend more time in the doctor's office as a science project than in my own home they're bound to figure out if the problem is anything more than FMS. Take care.

 

axxie - August 21

I know the pain is sometimes frightening, but get a whole of yourself. I know first hand what cancer is, you see I had it twice in two different times in my life. Every patient will tell you, that CANCER does not hurt, it only rears it's ugly head, when it's too late and you are dying of it. That my friend I can vouch for, as I just felt the pain of loosing my father in-law of bone cancer.

There is no reason for you to think that! and no the pain is not frightening when you get a handle of your illness and treat your body with respect!

 

FibroGal - August 22

Don't forget that anxiety is part and parcel of fibro, too. Since just about every symptom possible is part of fibro, it would make sense that we would feel anxious.

I get strange pains in strange places and, yeah, it is frightening. Not only do I have the anxiety which makes me worry in the first place, I have OCD, which perpetuates it. But the pain, the anxiety, it's all part of fibro.

 

iliveinpain - August 22

I have those thoughts at times too. I think it's normal now and then because the pain gets so bad. I start to worry about colon cancer because of such bad IBS but I know that it's a huge part of Fibro. I worry about other cancers, because of extreme pain and fatigue also. I can usually talk myself down out of the stressful thoughts I get like that, cause I know what a demon this fibro is that I'm living with. Stress, anxiety and pain, all part of the disease all of us on this site live with every day and nite. The weather changed again today, and I'm feeling especially terrible. It helps to come here and talk with others who are going through the same thing and understand. Hope you're doing better. Let's hope for better days for all of us :)

 

tnichel - August 22

Yeah, pretty much everyday. I think I'm dying of cancer all the time. Especially the past 8 months as my IBS has been out of conrol and I've had every test under the sun and they can't find anything wrong. So I get really paranoid from time to time. Still, I try to remain positive and push those thoughts out of my mind. But you know how that goes... you hear about cancer every single day so how do you not worry about it. Especially when you're sick all the time and doctors can never find anything truly wrong...well, anything concrete. I've even had a bone marrow test for cancer before so of course that added to my paranoia. Us poor fibros...we really get the short end of the stick but at least we can come here and share our thoughts without the fear of crazy looks or being called hypochondriacs. At least my anxiety has improved since I started seeing a pain management doc.

 

mimosette - August 24

Well, cancer runs in my family, if I tell you how many family members I've had die from cancer I'll start to freak.
But I don't remember ANY of them finding out about the cancer because of pain.....it showed up in blood work, mammograms, routine tests, etc.
Even in the old days , my great great aunt had a rotten tooth pulled and they found a huge tumor, and my great grandfather had a persistant cough that was lung cancer. Pain was not the first symptom by far. Pain was pretty much the LAST symptom, as they neared death.
As widespread as cancer is, you can bet your dr's have done the blood work to rule that out.

 

sulydi - August 27

Yes, I am often frightened by my pain. I have had fibro for more than 25 years, and as I get older the pain has gotten worse. I have not worried about cancer, but certainly about heart disease. My pain is now in my chest, upper back, shoulders, and sometimes jaw. I have lots of other symptoms also. I guess anxiety would be the worst thing for me to deal with. I just keep reading these comments for support, and keep reminding myself that it just my fibro. I also have been tested for heart disease, and nothing has shown up.
Just keep coming back here for support, I really do find it very reassuring.

 

wolffin - August 27

Yes, I was worried about cancer my self as it runs in my family. But so far no signs of that. I have the pain in my bones also feels like they being crushed in a vice some times.

 

pfiinch - August 30

Yes if does run across your mind.So just make sure you get a total blood work up.I just got mine and called my Dr.Office and she said if anything was wrong the Dr. would have called.THE RECEPTIONIST AND HE ALWAYS HAS NEW ONE.So don't go on their word ask for the Dr.to call you or the physician assitant (spelling) Got the spelling back Fibro has got to go instead of my mind. When I go on the 2nd of Sept. My pain Dr.will have the blood work too so I am going to find out from both their veiw and see if they agree with the blood work up.
I want to say I do understand the fear of bone cancer for that when you feel like your insides of your bones are hurting and my father died due to Multiple Myeloma of course your going to have fear.But Remember THAT WE ARE TO ONLY FEAR GOD AND PUT YOUR TOTAL TRUST AND FAITH IN HIM!!!!!!!!!
I am not here to preach I just want ot say that keeping those FACTS in my HEAD that it does help for keeping a grip on this terriable illness.As one of the poster said were Fibros sure get the short end of the stick and also the poster that said Sorry lost the thought Thank you Fibro hate this part forgetting stinks.I'll remember later.got it hypercondriact(spelling.)My fellow co -worker think this of me and that I am just plain crazy.Thank God I know I am not.
HONESTLY JUST PRAY AND GIVE YOUR SELF TO THE HEAVENLY FATHER .JUST IMAGINE IT REALLY CAN BE WORSE IF YOU TAKE MEDS YOU ARE MASKING ALOT OF THINGS SO YOU MAY NOT KNOW ALL THAT IS REALLY HAPPENING TO YOU.AS FAR AS MEDS I PERSONALLY HAVE RE ADJUST MINE EVERY SINGLE DAY AND SICK SICK OF PILLS .THEN WE HAVE ALL THIS ADDICTS OUT THERE TRYING TO GET HIGH AND NOT TO MENTION WILL STEAL YOUR MEDS AS SOON AS YOU TURN YOUR BACK .SO PLEASE DON'T TELL PEOPLE WHAT KIND OF PAIN MEDICINE THAT YOU TAKE! YOUR LIFE COULD DEPEND ON IT. GOD'S LOVE WILL HELP TO PULL YOU THOUGH TRUST IN HIM AND YOU WILL RECEIVE AMEN!!!!!!!GOD BLESS YOU ALL! THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

 

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