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Fed up of feeling scared of brain problems - what can I do?
« on: January 04, 2014, 05:19:03 AM »
Hello,

Looking for some advice and answers - so sorry for being annoying, but I'm fed up of being in the fear and anxiety circle of whether I have brain problems or anxiety. How long do I give myself to see if my problems are illness related or whether they are anxiety related? How do I know the difference between an innocent stabbing pain or a cramp feeling or whether it is a medical ddisaster?????

Trying to remember back when I first got the pain and I was stressed with Open University studies, my 'geeky' son starting secondary school and money, I had cold sores on both sides of lips, pressure headaches, tiredness and was then hit with this stabbing pain that has thrown me into the anxiety pit of despair, although I am so much calming than I was 3 months ago, but it doesn't take much to freak me out now and I think all the time that I may collapse when driving or going to the toilet!!! But could these ongoing pains and cramp/zaps/weird sensations be an illness that I must see a doctor about.

How do you all tell the difference???? Think I may be back at doctors again on Monday, but I'm sure they think I'm nuts.
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Re: Fed up of feeling scared of brain problems - what can I do?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 09:27:29 AM »
I believe if you had brain issues, you would be suffering either progressively worsening
headaches, severe incapacitating headaches, extreme unexpalined dizziness, loss of vision, etc.
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Re: Fed up of feeling scared of brain problems - what can I do?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 09:28:08 AM »
Sorry, I meant to say explained.
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Re: Fed up of feeling scared of brain problems - what can I do?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 05:34:15 PM »
Hello,

Thanks for your reply and yes I am in agreement and I keep telling myself that I would have worsening symptoms, but I can't draw myself away from the scary thoughts that something is going to happen with my head.

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Re: Fed up of feeling scared of brain problems - what can I do?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 05:42:31 AM »
And then I have 9 hours sleep, wake up feel fine, go to toilet and feel dizzy for 2 or 3 seconds - which has scared me again. Now I know this could be because I could have got up to quick, or because I haven't had breakfast or a cup of tea, or it could be my ears as I have just got over a real heavy cold but......... I then think it could be something seriously wrong in my head or the early days of a serious problem!!!!

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Re: Fed up of feeling scared of brain problems - what can I do?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 10:35:06 AM »
Perc - I've had your symptoms off and on for 10 years. I've had multiple normal mris and ct scans. I care a lot of my tension in my upper back, neck, and shoulders. I think this contributes to my weird head pains/sensations. I believe that if your pains were something sinister, they would be worsening. What has your doctor said?
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Re: Fed up of feeling scared of brain problems - what can I do?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 10:45:13 AM »
Thank you for your reply, I can't believe you have had all of this for 10 years! And its just tension or anxiety or both.

I have seen 4 dcotors over the last 3 months and thay have all said it is tension and anxiety and I want to believe them and then I get scared and so on.

Crackers?!
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Re: Fed up of feeling scared of brain problems - what can I do?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 10:59:25 AM »
I get it! I will tell you that after 10 years, I still sometimes get scared too! It's really hard to believe anxiety can cause all these aches and pains but it can! I don't worry about my head anymore, but I do struggle with anxiety over other physical sensations. It's a vicious cycle! Crackers for sure! Haha
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Re: Fed up of feeling scared of brain problems - what can I do?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 09:31:15 AM »
Thank you for your reply, reading your reply has made me feel a lot better, knowing I'm not the only one.

I haven't had any MRI scans or anything, but was on amitryptyline for 6 weeks, but I got scared with the side effects and so that pushed my anxiety higher, also lost half a stone over the last 3 months, but I guess that could be worry too??

I have never been one to suffer with headaches, so I guess that has added to my anxiety. I hope I can overcome it and then maybe will realise it is all tension and stress - but how long does that take???

Thanks again
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Re: Fed up of feeling scared of brain problems - what can I do?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2014, 06:26:53 PM »
Help needed, as I have new symptoms, I woke this morning with the inner corner of my left eye bloodshot - this went after an hour, but in which time I scared mytself to the point of a bowel movement that it was evidence of pressure in the brain. Rest of the day was fairly calm, planting bulbs and ironing, then tonight whilst watching sherlock on the sofa, my head feels weird and then I have a strong dizzy spell and now I' scared again.

Why did I feel dizzy on the sofa? It has got to be something serious Do I push for an mri and blood tests

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