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Offline mollyfin

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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2014, 01:26:52 AM »
If they find a tumor, they won't let you leave.  If you're allowed to go home, no brain tumor.
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2014, 02:15:05 AM »
molly is correct. They have different procedures based on initial findings.

A tumor is not a death-sentence; assuming this goes as poorly as it possibly could.
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2014, 06:42:14 AM »
I've had this happen....where I've gone to the doctor looking for reassurance and came home with even more fears!  My allergist sent me to an ENT for something he saw in my nose that was "like nothing he had ever seen before". So I get nervous enough for that, go to ENT hoping to be reassured and he orders Cat scan!  Ugh I was a mess waiting for results and someone to interpret.... It was nothing tho. And then a long while back when I was in the midst of worrying about MS I went to the eye doctor and confessed fully to HA and said I was afraid of MS and hoping for her to help me. It's the only time that I've talked about HA to a doctor and didn't downplay. Well don't you know she says "well, you have elongated something or others and we DO see that in MS patients." And she proceeds to ask me about other neurological symptoms and explains how MS is officially diagnosed. I was lucky I could drive home I was such a mess.

I am telling these stories only to show... I don't have MS. And whatever is in my nose is still there. But nothing's happened and it's been almost 3 years. The problem with HA is that it makes you interpret normal bodily functions in a terrible way. Then when you explain what's happening to a dr, they are kind of backed into a corner - they may firmly believe that there's nothing wrong. But if they don't know you, and they hear you say certain things, they are going to do some tests to follow through.  They have to!  But it doesn't mean anything is wrong....  Try to stay as busy as you can until the MRI. Accept that you won't be yourself until it's over and just pass the time. And when you get an all clear, get a plan going deal with your anxiety. But for right now now its not realistic to solve the anxiety piece of things.  When you're right in the middle of the worst part of a scare, you can't see past it. None of us can!  So just get busy for now and put one foot in front of the other for a while.
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2014, 09:42:11 AM »
Here goes. On my way to the MRI. Please pray! It's STAT but I'm praying I don't get a phone call today or tomorrow :-(
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2014, 10:09:46 AM »
Praying.
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2014, 10:38:43 AM »
I never get headaches in the morning. Yet here I am with a splitting headache. Definitely NOT helping things :-(
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2014, 10:53:56 AM »
Everything will turn out fine - you will see. Let us know.
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2014, 11:41:55 AM »
Well just had it done. With and without contrast. I kind of freaked out a little bit in the beginning. Now here comes the waiting. Waiting for a phone call or the test results. For those of you who had an MRI - how long before you got your test results?
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2014, 01:25:25 PM »
My cousin had one done not long ago and it took a few days. I think like 3 to 4 days. I'm not sure. I can't remember if they called her or not. Most of the time they just want you to come in like set up an appt. I don't know what they told you though. Sometimes they don't like doing it over the phone. What did they tell you?
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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: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2014, 01:32:29 PM »
Well I live two and a half hours away from the doctor's office. They have an MRI onsite there, but they were pretty booked, so I took my order to a local hospital who could get me in this morning. The office said that if I do the MRI in the office, because I live so far away, I'd have the results the same day in the office. But I don't know since I went elsewhere. But they would call me if it was a tumor, right? I wouldn't have to wait until my next appointment next Friday, would I?
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