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What the heck is wrong with me?
« on: March 08, 2014, 12:51:42 PM »
Last week I posted about this weird "hallucination" type thing that happened in the middle of the night when I woke up. Now, this morning the same type of thing happened. I was sleeping and I saw another weird thing on the wall. I'm pretty sure I was definitely not dreaming, but I can't be 100% sure.

Anyway, I'm already convinced I have a brain tumor and now this is just sending me over the edge. I pray the new MRI I was sent for gets approved by the insurance company. My question is, what counts as a true hallucination? When you're awake in the middle of the day and it happens? Also, I'm on Prozac, so could this play a role? Should I be concerned?

Any help would be appreciated.  :(
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 12:58:58 PM »
You don't have brain tumor, 100% sure of that.  :winking0008:
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 01:05:17 PM »
How could you say that when I have all this weird crap going on? This doesn't sound like something to worry about to you? If I'm having hallucinations, something is wrong.
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 01:08:37 PM »
Hi, I have had those kind of "hallucinations" since I was a child. I still get them every now and then, usually when I'm super stressed and worried about something. I read about them and it has something to do with your nervous system and your brain being half asleep and half awake.
I "see" things in my bedroom, on the wall and I could swear that they are really there. It always only lasts a few seconds and then I really wake up.
It's definitely not a brain tumor or any other sinister disease. There is no treatment for it as far as I know and it's totally benign.
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 01:09:17 PM »
I wrote don't?! I meant you DO...  :P

Anyway :

1. You had MRI in November

2. You are very young and odds to have brain tumor are extremely slim

3. Repeat 1 and 2 as many times as possible
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 01:11:33 PM »
Really? That makes me feel a little better, but I have never had these happen. Well actually when I was younger, I woke up and saw a person looking at me, but that same morning my sister saw the same thing, so who knows what that was about...

I just would like to know what is causing these strange things to happen. It's really scary.
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 01:24:48 PM »
"Night terrors (also known as sleep terrors) are a disturbing sleep disorder which most commonly affects young children but can also occur at times of stress in adults".
I don't think you have anything to worry about. Try to relax before going to bed: listen to music, read a book, but never google!
If they repeat and if you're very worried, talk to your doctor.
I never told my doctor about mine and I just learned to live with them.
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2014, 12:06:59 PM »
Anyone else have any input?
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014, 01:53:38 PM »
Emily…you DO NOT have a brain tumor.  I promise.

ALLLLLLLL of the symptoms you've noted can be attributed to anxiety! 

You had one clean MRI…trust in that and let it go.

SSRIs can cause weird, vivid dreams. 

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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2014, 02:11:38 PM »
My older sister suffers with Anxiety/Depression and she always has these strange hallucinations, Swears she sees people in her room sometimes at night and random things! I doubt its from her medication as these happened before then, i think its just where your mind is processing a million things at once due to stress and worry. She even spoke about all this to her doctor and they even put it down to the anxiety and depression x
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2014, 02:28:05 PM »
It's just really strange. I have palinopsia (trails off of moving objects and after images) as well. I'm thinking when I had the mri the tumor was too small to see (especially since I had no contrast) and it grew since November :(
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2014, 02:36:11 PM »
Treat your anxiety with therapy and if you are taking meds talk with your doctor about higher dose...

Obviously reassurance here is not enough since pretty much everyone told you it is anxiety, and it is.
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2014, 02:52:13 PM »
I just don't understand how anxiety could cause that.
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2014, 03:28:56 PM »
How it can produce twitching, tingling, numbness, stomach pain, eye pain, symptoms that mimic heart attack, headaches etc. ?

Who knows, it just can...
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Re: What the heck is wrong with me?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2014, 04:35:00 PM »
It just does.  Anxiety has given me heart palpitations, headaches where I felt like a band was squeezing me, seeing flashing lights, GERD, IBS, hip pain, joint pain, shakiness, muscle twitches, dizziness, nausea, belly pain and I could go on and on.

There is no way that a tumor would have been small enough for an MRI to miss.  One of the characteristics of having HA is not trusting test results and constantly seeking reassurance.  It's your brain tricking you…that's all.
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