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BT fear
« on: June 21, 2014, 02:23:03 PM »
Ive been having BT fear for a few weeks now. First off, ive been having pain above my right eye which comes and goes throughout the day. My right eye also seems blurry compared to my left. Ive also been seeing flashes of blue spots a few times a day. I went to optometrist and she said my eyes looked fine. For the past few days, ive also been experiencing a lot of dizziness, nausea and vommited once. Last week, i had shooting pains on my right side of my face for a day. I went to the dr a few times for this reason ans he would always say its either cluster headache, sinus issue or migraine but the medications never work...
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Re: BT fear
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 06:42:47 PM »
Have you had any scans done? Not. Saying it's a bt but maybe a scan will bring you relief. I'm sure that most of it is anxiety from worrying so much.
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Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

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Re: BT fear
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 08:46:36 PM »
Nope i never had it done. My dr keeps saying its some sort of headache or sinus related and didnt think i need a scan. He said he'll refer me for an mri next time...cant seem to live my life til i get one
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Re: BT fear
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2014, 08:55:31 PM »
I can totally understand. I too seem to wish I could have MRI but I really know deep down that it would be a waste of time. I have had ct scan though even if it was without contrast. I had sinus infection and I was getting same symptoms you are. My eyes weren't blurry but they didn't want to focus. They had pressure begins them. But the pain in eye I have now and then. I'm pretty sure it's allergies and sinus. Have you tried to take an allergy or sinus meds? I saw you mention that you had tried meds. I have been having migraines off and on for a few years and no meds work for mine, just sleep. Not all meds work. 
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Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: BT fear
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2014, 08:58:11 PM »
Migraines will cause dizziness by the way. It could be inner ear. It's hard to say cause Eveything can make someone dizzy but it's rare for it to be a bt.
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Re: BT fear
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2014, 10:19:33 PM »
Yea i took claritin, zyrtec, nasal spray, bactrim and sudafed for allergies and sinus reasons but nothing worked. The nasal spray gave me severe headache and the sudafed made me tremble inside. Dr said he doesnt think its brain related since the symptoms comes and goes after few weeks but the symptoms are more intense whenever they come back
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Re: BT fear
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2014, 10:21:43 PM »
How long has this been going on? And when did you see your doctor?
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Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: BT fear
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2014, 10:36:09 PM »
This started in february. It lasted for 2 weeks and just came back last week. I went to the dr on thursday
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Re: BT fear
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2014, 10:42:01 PM »
 Oh ok. Well I guess if your dr isn't concerned then try not to worry. I know it's easier said than done. If you think you need reassurance then just ask for MRI.
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Re: BT fear
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 12:53:33 AM »
Yea im thinking of going back to the dr next month and ask for an mri. Its so frustrating trying to figure out whats wrong wih me. I wish diseases, cancers and tumors had more obvious symptoms like if you have heart disease, your nails will turn yellow or if you have BT, then your hair will turn green
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Re: BT fear
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2014, 08:23:31 AM »
Every ha person desperately hopes reassurance and doc visits and med testing will be the THING that gets them on their healing path.  This whole forum has hundreds/thousands of posts saying things like,  "if I get this test or that test, I will be able to move on."  Or "I need X test then I will know it is anxiety"  or "I promised myself that if X test is normal, I will believe it and THEN I will be assured".  There are many variations on that theme around here.  I read such things everyday.  AND it is all poppycock. So you can certainly go and get that MRI, but, unfortunately, it will not fix what ails you.   As another member here, floridaguy,  was apt to say,  "Lasting solace will never be found in an MRI tube, CTscan, with an EKG or EMG, or with another round of blood tests"   Unless one abandons the reactive behaviors associated with anxiety and replaced by proactive ones, the vicious anxiety will not be broken.  I am not saying it is easy, not by a long shot, but it is worth it.


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MOST anxiety occurs on a subconscious level.  JUST because you don't feel consciously anxious or had a day or two of calm doesn't mean your mind & body are relaxed.  It can take months of reduced anxiety before a body goes back to a more non-reactive state

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Re: BT fear
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2014, 11:25:59 AM »
That is true sixpack. I feel like even if the mri shows up clear, im going to move on to worrying about another disease or cancer. Health anxiety is probably the worst type of anxiety. With social anxiety or phobias, you can avoid situations whereas you cant avoid having physical symptoms. Plus, health anxiety makes you spend money on medical bills.
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