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Offline sixpack

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Re: The body can be so confusing.
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2014, 12:52:47 PM »
definitely can be difficult.

your ctscan was of only your sinus' or both sinus and brain?  you got me confused. 


I know I was mentioning on a different post the hardest symptoms for me not pay attention to were breathing feeling weird and eye issues.  because we do both breathe and see all the time.  so if eyes see funny, it is hard to not notice.  I know I've had pressure and eyes being jumpy and uneven pupils and blurry and just feeling weird.

I had a miserable headache the other day behind my right eye down to my ear.  yeah, not so fun.  I know when I give more credit to those headaches, nothing gets them to go away.

regarding eyes:  last year when I was losing my vision in my right eye, it was scary.  It was like looking through thick, dark smoke.  Everything was smaller and how the eye perceived light was very diminished. Because of my dad's issue with his eye and because it came on pretty quickly, I thought a brain tumor was possible.  As it turned out, it wasn't a brain tumor.  But it was something.  My eye has cleared up.  took 6 months though.  :P   I am still followed by a retina specialist.  I go again in July.  I saw my regular ophthalmologist in May.  In the last year I have developed "slight cataracts" in both eyes.    My point to all of my rambles is that everybody gets stuff.  It just isn't always what we fear.  In your case just the symptoms scare you.  I wouldn't be surprised if your allergies aren't THE cause of your symptoms anymore.  It is more of the initial scare of the allergies that just ticked off the fight/flight and kept the symptoms going. 
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Re: The body can be so confusing.
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2014, 01:00:50 PM »
It was of my sinuses and top of head I think. All I know is I saw a round circle solid grey and she said that was my brain. Did not look anything like I expected. From what I recall just sold grey. She said if there was a tumor it would light up. It was only part of my brain not all.

I think it's allergies with anxiety on top. Making it worse. I noticed it got worse when I stopped taking Claritin and which is why I'm gonna try allegra. My ears feel kind of full right now, head is hurting and tight over my eyes and eye is watering up. It's miserable stuff.
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Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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Re: The body can be so confusing.
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2014, 01:18:04 PM »
Yep, this is the physical manifestation I am most struggling with right now, too; not because I worry that it's anything serious, but simply because the symptoms themselves are very good at triggering anxiety, and anxiety really makes the symptoms worse, so it's a difficult cycle to break! With allergies acting up lately, my ears and head feel like they are going to burst. They hurt all the time. I'm always feeling off-balance, and occasionally will even feel "spinny". I wake up with my ears feeling like they're full of cotton, my eyes are puffy and red and watery, and my jaw clenches up as I sleep because of the pain and anxiety, which makes it so much worse. I have to constantly remind myself to relax my muscles. The feeling of imbalance makes me want to hermit at home and not go anywhere, but in the long run that makes it so much worse. I force myself to get out and do things, and while it's hard and uncomfortable and sometimes even scary, it's really the best thing you can do to just try to keep getting on with your life.
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Re: The body can be so confusing.
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2014, 01:27:59 PM »
That's me up and down. Right now my forehead is so tight and I'm breaking out in sweats. It's not the fear if a brain tumor it's what you said, the symptoms of the allergies and automatically my body tenses up like crazy. My tmj is so bad too. My jaw clicks worse and gets painful. The anxiety does make my allergies worse. Right now my anxiety is up cause of all the pressure in my head and I'm trying to tell my brain to chill the heck out. This is nothing but bs! It's allergies for goodness sakes! And I have a friend who scares me and says go to er. Go admit yourself In the hospital and that just scares me more. I tell her to stop saying that.  It's just getting rediculous. Anxiety is horrible and I'm trying to tell my brain to stop acting like I'm in a fire when I feel these allergy symptoms. It's just allergies. And allergies are harmless. I hate it. 
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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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