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Re: Brain MRI peeps!
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2014, 05:13:31 PM »
Well it seems to me that if this started 10 years ago and it was from a tumor, the tumor would have caused a ton of major symptoms by now. And you would have been sicker. Tumors don't sit around, they grow. Even if was a benign tumor, they can still cause more symptoms. So I do not believe for a second you have a tumor.

Was this your first MRI?
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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2014, 05:20:00 PM »
This was my first MRI - I had a CT scan two and a half years ago when the strange smells started happening. I went to the neurologist though because my headaches have become more frequent (though they do go away when I distract myself and get my mind off of it - which is why Im hoping its anxiety. Didn't have one headache over memorial day weekend when we were on vacation) and I've been getting deja vu which is new to me.
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Re: Brain MRI peeps!
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2014, 05:25:43 PM »
Ok this makes me think for sure it's not a brain tumor.  If these really are seizures, and a tumor was the blame then no doubt it would have shown up. 

I can't say if it's seizures or just anxiety, my guess anxiety since it can mimic every disease on this planet.

What kind of disequilibrium have you had for 10 years?
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2014, 06:22:15 PM »
My neurologist confirmed yesterday that this could be seizure activity - or when you're stressed out and anxious, your brain is irritated and can cause these symptoms too. Should've been reassuring, right? Not when I went upfront and he told the nurse I needed these tests STAT. And then she told me that he wanted them done "fast" - grrrrreat.

The disequilibrium I suffer from is where my equilibrium will go "off" for a split second - where the world seems to go sideways. I've never fallen from this, but I usually do get tired afterward.
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Re: Brain MRI peeps!
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2014, 06:28:04 PM »
That would have scared me too. I'm assuming he knew you have health anxiety?
Anxiety can do those things. Maybe he just wants to be really careful. He don't want a law suit on his hands.

The disequilibrium sounds like inner ear. Have you had that checked out?
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2014, 06:31:49 PM »
Never had my inner ear checked out - minus when I go in for a normal ear infection/cold/sinus infection. They always look in your ears then.

I'm hoping he just wants to be careful. I told him that I'm going to be anxious dwell on this until the results come back, so I'm hoping that's why he wanted them done STAT.
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Re: Brain MRI peeps!
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2014, 06:38:16 PM »
Inner ear testing is actually done by more than doctors just looking into the ears. They can not view the inner ear. Not even with a scan. They usually perform several other tests to diagnose inner ear disorders.  It could be positional vertigo, or Mineres I can't ever spell that word.

I think he is just wanting to cover all bases. The way doctors act can be very scary. :(
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2014, 06:42:37 PM »
I got a reply from a woman on here - her sister and dad had brain tumors and her children have other seizure or neurological issues. She was very reassuring. She mentioned to me that every time she or her daughter saw a neurologist she always had to have an mri and eeg. She said that from her many years of experience with neurologists they are ALWAYS hesitant to put something up to "anxiety"..
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2014, 06:46:41 PM »
Yeah that sounds about right. They don't want to get their butts sued. I really do think you are ok.
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Re: Brain MRI peeps!
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2014, 08:32:09 PM »
Thanks I really hope so.
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Re: Brain MRI peeps!
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2014, 08:39:48 PM »
A Seizure is like convulsing on the ground, losing conscious and shaking. Not dejavu or wierd lightheaded feelings......
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Re: Brain MRI peeps!
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2014, 09:18:14 PM »
I told you in your other post, I got a phone call from the oncologist not even 24 hours after my body mris checking for lymphoma and cancer and my results were completely normal. Talk about about to have a heart attack seeing that caller ID. Just in case they do call, it DOES NOT mean it's bad news.... The one time I actually did have to go in to get brain MRI results, it too was completely normal...
Sometimes they will call ASAP if you are worried sick.
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Re: Brain MRI peeps!
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2014, 10:24:12 PM »
Valley is wrong. You dont have to be that way to have a seizure.
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Re: Brain MRI peeps!
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2014, 11:02:33 PM »
I agree. My aunt has abscent seizures and she stays very much awake. She just stares off in space for a few minutes and then she is back and just doesn't remember it and goes on about her business. She can't drive but she's ok with that. She's been like this for many years and she barely even has them now. Some people do get de ja vu right before a seizure, I heard it was the gran mal ones though. Like the ones where people shake for a few minutes. But from what I heard, some people never get any warnings.

Either way, I don't think it's a brain tumor at all. And I really don't think it's seizures. If so, they will not kill and they can be treated.
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« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2014, 11:23:17 PM »
Ally - how long did you have to wait to get the brain MRI results in the office? I'm going crazy with the wait! I've made it through day 1. I'm going to be a wreck tomorrow though. I didn't even want to leave the house tonight to go out to dinner - I was glued to the phone. My husband talked some rationality into me - he said "If you come home and there is a missed call on the caller ID, you're going to worry all night. If you stay home and get a call that says you have a brain tumor, you're going to worry all night. It's all the same" - and he was right. I'm glad I went. I forgot about it for a brief moment and got my appetite back. No missed call, no call on the cell phone, no brain tumor yet. It's 9:22pm - so I figure I've got another 40 minutes before I'm "in the clear" for the evening. Surly no doctor would call past 10pm. But tomorrow is going to be another LOOOOOOONG day. Glued to the phone.
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