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Re: Pituitary Gland Tumor Fear
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2014, 12:58:03 AM »
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Also, thank you Bulle! Yes, I am about 100 pound overweight and I am definitely trying to lose some! I always forget that the extra weight puts more pressure on the body. I'm definitely going to have to remember that! Thank you all! I'm already starting to feel more relaxed!  :yes:
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Re: Pituitary Gland Tumor Fear
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2014, 08:38:40 AM »
I know about Pituitary Glands all too well. My grandma had one and she died from it just 2 months ago. We the family had to watch her go down and down with it. I think if you had that, you would know. She used to be very active and once this tumour started to grow, it started effecting her mobility and eventually she became wheelchair bound and never walked again. I think the tumour is also what brought on her dementia. It was mainly the tumour though that killed her as it got so big, trust me though when I say if you had a tumour in that glad, you would know.
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Re: Pituitary Gland Tumor Fear
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2014, 10:22:36 AM »
Oh Callum_E haha I barely know how to respond. Thank you for being honest. Unfortunately that post just sent my anxiety through the roof! I had hope that I wouldn't die from the tumor and now I'm sure I have one and that I'm going to! Yikes! Thanks for your help though  :(
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Re: Pituitary Gland Tumor Fear
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2014, 10:52:45 AM »
I know someone who recently died of a brain tumor at 29 years of age.  (It's one of the primary reasons I think I have such severe health anxiety now)  She had pain behind her right eye.  It never "moved around" like a lot of our pain, it never got better at some times of the day.  It was never, there for a day and then not there for a day.  It was constant, it was progressive, it was exact, it was unquestionable.  She was a surgical nurse, and she KNEW it was something other than migraines, but with a baby girl to take care of and a busy life at work and with her husband she dealt with it until it just got too severe to function.

I tell this story not to inflict fear, or anxiety in anyone.  Please READ THIS PART >  Her brain tumor had DISTINCT, SPECIFIC, NON "Moving" symptoms that NEVER got better at any time of the day.  It was constant.

So many of my "brain tumor" fears are things that might affect me SEVERELY in the morning, for example, and then be totally fine in the evening.

Another way I try to remind myself that it's just anxiety when I get symptoms is to remember back about 12 years ago.  I had a severe inner ear infection that caused extreme vertigo CONSTANTLY for a month.  It was CONSTANT.  It wasn't better until it was better.  I didn't have a good day and then a bad day.  I spun from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed.   

True medical illnesses tend to linger on like this (especially something MAJOR like brain cancer)  They don't feel better in the afternoon one day and then the evening the next day.

Like someone else has said, it's not a "Perhaps I do, perhaps I don't" think.  It JUMPS out at you like my friend.

I am so sad that she passed at such a young age, and it SUCKS that it causes me so much "if it could happen to her it could happen to me too" feelings.  It's very, very hard to deal with.  VERY HARD.

I hope this HELPS some of you and not causes even more anxiety.  Trust me, when I have my numbness or my headaches I am SURE my Doctor is wrong and I am dieing, but here I am.... Still on the "sunny side of the dirt"

Take Care
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Re: Pituitary Gland Tumor Fear
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2014, 11:08:18 AM »
Oh dear, I AM having pain/pressure behind my right eye!!!! Should I go get an MRI?!? Now I'm freaking out! She was so young and I'm so young! It's not constant but it could totally still be a brain tumor!
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Re: Pituitary Gland Tumor Fear
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2014, 11:10:53 AM »
Callum_E I am so sorry what happened to your grandmother, but that post kicked my anxiety into high gear too.  That's a me problem though.  But it caused me to read through the other pituitary tumor posts on here and I found overwhelmingly positive results.  So, I think the idea is it is unlikely you have a pituitary tumor, but in the off chance you did, they are almost always always always benign and you will live!

This post was really helpful: http://www.anxietyzone.com/index.php/topic,59566.msg346897.html#msg346897
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Re: Pituitary Gland Tumor Fear
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2014, 12:15:14 PM »
I really didn't mean to make you more anxious and I should have thought my post through.  I didn't post to make anyone more anxious, trust me with that.  :(

What I was trying to illustrate is there is a "difference" in our HA pains, which, however severe (and mine have been VERY severe lately) oftentimes are of a more transient nature, meaning they tend to come and go, verses something like my Inner Ear Infection that was CONSTANT and unrelenting.

If you are having CONSTANT and unrelenting pain, then perhaps a trip to the Dr. is indeed in order.  Otherwise, (and if you have already been to the doctor and have been told you are ok) BELIEVE you are OK and you will be.

Sorry if I caused you more worry than you already have been going through.

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Re: Pituitary Gland Tumor Fear
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2014, 05:55:21 PM »
I know what you mean. I get pain in my right eye but mine are migraines so I never worry but now reading about the grandmas mobility and wheel chair bound makes me more nervous cause my legs are my problem and I did have ct scan and it was clear but wasn't with contrast. And I fear the tumor is in my cerebellum which has to
Do with balance. I can walk straight line. I also have been bed bound for two months and people say your legs are weird feeling cause of no exercise. But yet I still worry now. I want MRI. But can't afford one. One day I think I don't have a tumor. It's been 3 months I would have seen more signs and that it was only a sinus infection that threw off balance and predinsine helped that.

Look at it logically, I've seen improvement. With brain cancer, things get worse!
Imagine if life had no such word or disease. Then what would we think it was?
Imagine life the way it was in old days, no google. Imagine how better we would feel!

Yes get MRI prove to yourself that no tumor in your head. Just the anxiety bully!
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"The only illness that we can't accept is hypochondria."

"Never Google, everyone will catch an invisible tumor!"

"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: Pituitary Gland Tumor Fear
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2014, 06:04:14 PM »
Wow, things got a little tense!  No one here has a brain tumor.  Obviously I am not a doctor and cannot diagnose people.  But if you had a brain tumor you would know.  Internet medical sites DRASTICALLY overstate the odds that any little twinge in your head is a brain tumor.

Once I got such bad vertigo I could not walk straight.  I started vomiting uncontrollably into a garbage can on the street.  (The people around me *might* have thought I was a hobo.)  I had to take a cab and barely made it to my apartment.

Diagnosis:  NOTHING  :)

Well, that's not quite right.  I had a cold that settled in my ear and gave me what is called peripheral vertigo... as opposed to central vertigo which makes you see double and is more alarming.  But in the moment, Jesus Christ himself would not have been able to convince me I didn't have a brain tumor.  And if I had listened to Google, I would have had to write a will.  You don't have a brain tumor!
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