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    Re: So scared. Brain tumour, dementia fears

    Quote Originally Posted by flatterycat View Post
    Just got in from work. Was so scared to drive home. Iím on high alert and hated driving along the road that it happened on yesterday. I keep checking to make sure I recognise everything and waiting for it to happen again. This, I know probably makes it more likely.
    Being hyperaware about it will definitely make it more likely to happen! And the higher your anxiety gets the more likely it will happen again. I just had a week of very high anxiety after a year of having everything under control. I had to drive to some doctors appointments I was nervous about in an area I'm in constantly, in a place I've lived on and off for almost 20 years. Twice in the same week I got completely disoriented during my drive home. My brain placed me on a different street than I was and I made a wrong turn and ended up going around in a circle instead of simply going straight to get where I needed to go. It took me a few seconds to snap out of my confusion and realized where I was. This is 100% because my mind was preoccupied by anxiety.

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    Re: So scared. Brain tumour, dementia fears

    I have just seen this thread and had to chime in: this type of brain fart has happened to me MANY times. Often when driving: the road suddenly looks totally unfamiliar. Of course ive drawn the same conclusions as you (I do suffer from HA after all).... but I guess itís just normal combined with hyper awareness

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    Re: So scared. Brain tumour, dementia fears

    6 pages and 26 replies all saying the same thing. Add to that a medical professional affirming what we all know. I don't know what else can be said Your anxiety can scream in your ear all it wants but it doesn't change the facts.

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    Thank you all so, so much for your support, I can't tell you how much you are helping, even if is feels like I am not listening. I admit I am not taking it all on board, but I think that's anxiety for you. I suppose if it was easy to believe I wouldn't have the anxiety!

    I am very anxious still. Waking early, crying, shaky, no appetite - all the usual signs of anxiety for me. I drove to work this morning worrying and feeling particularly anxious when I got to the road it happened on. All those of you who have had this, did you genuinely look around you and for a moment not recognise which road you were on and then panic?

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    I'm sorry, but I don't think we should be discussing this any more. Seeking reassurance like this is an unhelpful behaviour as you need to learn to reassure yourself.

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    Yes I agree Blue. Sorry, I'm just in that awful place and in the grips.

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    Re: So scared. Brain tumour, dementia fears

    No need to apologise, we've all been there.

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    Read back over the thread OP, that should help. And remember what the doctor said. Thereís nothing wrong with your brain - except the crippling anxiety x


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    Re: So scared. Brain tumour, dementia fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Scass View Post
    Read back over the thread OP, that should help. And remember what the doctor said. Thereís nothing wrong with your brain - except the crippling anxiety x


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    Thank you. Iíve read through the posts a few times today and will continue to. The anxiety really is crippling right now. Iíve been in meetings this morning and doing lesson observations and itís been so hard to remain composed. Still canít eat, which just adds to the anxiety and of course creates more symptoms. However I can handle all that, itís the fear of what happened that is most prominent in my mind.

    Iím trying to let it go, move on and believe. X

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    Ahhh, you're in education, too? I swear the pressures of the sector are absolute catnip for anxiety disorders.

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