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Brain Tumor Scare?
« on: December 24, 2013, 11:55:58 PM »
So it's Christmas Eve, and instead of enjoying myself like a normal person, I'm stressing myself out!

Symptoms:

1) Slight headaches in the side and front of my head (could be because of my glasses because when I take them off the headaches disappear)
2) I think I'm feeling light-headed and a little dizzy...
3) Concentration problems and I think like I'm getting stupider

Some weird symptoms that have only happened once or twice:

1) I went to bed, and when I stretched my entire body, the back of my head hurt
2) I was messing around with my hair today, and when I moved my hair, my scalp hurt

Is this a tumor? Am I doomed? Please help!
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2013, 02:12:32 AM »
Cheers... these all sound like symptoms I have had in the past... Mine tured out to be tension headaches related to my stress and anxiety. Since you can make the pain with movement it sounds more muscular in nature. 
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2013, 02:39:40 AM »
Well, those movement induced pains only happened once...

I read that if you bend over and it gets worse or if you cough and the headaches get worse it's a sign of a brain tumor. This doesn't happen to me, but if it did, is it 100% tumor or can it be something else, too?
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2013, 07:30:26 AM »
I read that if you bend over and it gets worse or if you cough and the headaches get worse it's a sign of a brain tumor. This doesn't happen to me, but if it did, is it 100% tumor or can it be something else, too?

That's a symptom of sinusitis. Also try labyrinthitis. Both have pain and dizzyness. And see a doctor if your're worried.
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013, 11:16:05 AM »
Well, those movement induced pains only happened once...

I read that if you bend over and it gets worse or if you cough and the headaches get worse it's a sign of a brain tumor. This doesn't happen to me, but if it did, is it 100% tumor or can it be something else, too?

The reason why the headaches get worse when bending over or coughing is because these actions increase the pressure inside your skull - and thus, increases the pain. However, even if you had an headache due to increased intracranial pressure, this still is most likely due to anxiety but none of us can diagnose you. Not only that, but there are less serious medical conditions other than brain tumours that can increase the pressure inside your skull.

Also, you should note that brain tumours exhibit themselves through other symptoms other than headaches and symptoms related to increased intracranial pressure. For example, depending on the location of the tumour in your brain, you will notice symptoms related to this location. These may be partial loss of vision, or hearing, seeing bright lights, flashes, stars etc. changes in personality, decreased mobility, speech problems, amnesia etc.

Also, having seizures is equally as common as having headaches and sometimes people will experience both.

Also, brain tumours will usually not effect your intelligence. They may effect your memory but they don't make you go dumb.

I experience headaches often and I often fear about it being a brain tumour. I am able to handle them a lot better though - anxiety wise. If it is only the headache I am experiencing, I usually can keep calm and reassure myself that it is anxiety or dehydration or something. Try not to jump straight to a brain tumour though when you experience headaches because you are probably going to get a lot more headaches in the future if you do.
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 06:09:13 PM »
What about dizziness?
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2013, 10:53:06 PM »
I feel like I'm slightly light-headed, help!
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2013, 03:05:06 AM »
Dizziness? Explain what kind of dizziness you feelů is it a spinning feeling or light-headed? Regardless, these are also symptoms of anxiety. But like I said, none of us can diagnose you.

Take a look at this list of anxiety symptoms: http://www.*****.com/anxiety-symptoms.shtml

You would be surprised with how anxiety manifests itself.
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2013, 04:25:46 AM »
I can walk straight, and I did balance tests (did fine :P ) I just feel like I'm a little out of whack. I don't know how to explain it.

(I also somehow worried myself so much that now I have a cold -__-)

Could the dizziness be sinusitis since Im sick now?
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2013, 08:15:32 AM »
Yes it can, as I have mentioned above. But it's lightheadedness, it's not like your world is spinning like after you lie down while really drunk.
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2013, 03:29:03 PM »
Is it normal? I can walk straight, but I feel like I'm a little out of sync.

Do any of you guys feel like this sometimes?
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2013, 05:16:49 PM »
High temperature makes you feel out of sync. Nothing to do with a brain tumor. See my point? See a doctor, god damn it!
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2013, 07:26:27 PM »
when did I say I have a high temperature? I was just asking if dizziness (light) was a cause for concern
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2013, 07:36:15 PM »
This was an example of other conditions that can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded. My point was that it can be a few benign conditions. So no, it's not really a cause for concern. Unless it's serious.
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Re: Brain Tumor Scare?
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2013, 07:45:17 PM »
ok, thank you, that helped :D
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