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    Does this sound like a brain tumor?

    Does this sound like a brain tumor?

    23f. Iíve struggled a lot with health anxiety my whole life & I started worrying about a brain tumor a month ago when i fainted/seized from smoking tobacco.

    Here are my symptoms:

    - memory issues

    - random small body jerks in my arms and legs

    - was dropping things a lot at work yesterday

    - confusion with reading/talking, feeling as though Iím going to forget my entire vocabulary when I talk (i realistically only forget a few words now and then)

    - spelling has gotten worse like when i type or write its more confusing than it previously was

    - dizzy spells/moments of intense anxiety that make it feel like i might faint/seize again (these pass fairly quickly but my brain feels weird after- iím worried these are temporal lobe seizures)

    - feeling of head pressure after i fainted/seized that was on and off (dr said this was likely tension headaches from anxiety but it didnít feel painful, just pressure-like)

    i go in for an MRI next week but i feel like iím going out of my mind with anxiety right now. Iíve gotten 2 neuro exams by my GP and they were both normal, plus a normal fundoscopy to check my optic nerve for swelling.

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    Re: Does this sound like a brain tumor?

    I don’t know that I’d jump straight to a brain tumor just based off your symptoms. Many of those symptoms could be anxiety related due to the experience you had with the seizure. Kind of like anticipatory anxiety, waiting for it to happen again - so your anxiety creates symptoms.

    that being said, I think it’s a great idea to pursue the MRI, only because I don’t think seizures can be attributed to anxiety - so it’s a good idea to get to the bottom of those. My mom suffered occasional seizures when she was much younger - high school age. They never found anything wrong with her and she kind of outgrew them. So it’s very possible what you’re dealing with is something benign. Good idea to get it checked out though.

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    Re: Does this sound like a brain tumor?

    Yeah, the doctor said he wasnít sure if it was pre-fainting or a seizure but said since it was circumstantial from smoking too much too early without eating anything, he didnít find it necessary to send me to a neurologist. He only scheduled the MRI after I kept making dr appts about the head pressure I was experiencing.

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    Re: Does this sound like a brain tumor?

    I often get the head pressure thing. I have suffered from anxiety and especially HA for many years.
    I've found that the anxiety is the main culprit of many of my symptoms. Dizziness, forgetfulness, confusion. And many more.
    I did decide some years back that I could have a brain tumour (after reading about it) and because I had head pressure I convinced myself I was doomed. The more I worried the worse I got. Eventually a Dr explained that all the excess adrenaline from my anxiety was causing inflammation in my body and in this instance it had attacked my sinuses which explained the head pressure. I still get it but now I treat it as normal sinusitis and it clears up.
    Try treating your anxiety and hopefully your symptoms will clear up

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    Re: Does this sound like a brain tumor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beckybecks View Post
    I often get the head pressure thing. I have suffered from anxiety and especially HA for many years.
    I've found that the anxiety is the main culprit of many of my symptoms. Dizziness, forgetfulness, confusion. And many more.
    I did decide some years back that I could have a brain tumour (after reading about it) and because I had head pressure I convinced myself I was doomed. The more I worried the worse I got. Eventually a Dr explained that all the excess adrenaline from my anxiety was causing inflammation in my body and in this instance it had attacked my sinuses which explained the head pressure. I still get it but now I treat it as normal sinusitis and it clears up.
    Try treating your anxiety and hopefully your symptoms will clear up
    hiya, when you had these symptoms @beckybecks , did if effect your vision or make you wobbly on your feet a bit?
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    Re: Does this sound like a brain tumor?

    Yes I felt dizzy and off balance. That was either due to extreme anxiety which always causes me to feel light headed and wobbly, or of course, sinusitis will give the same symptom.
    Vision? I get a lot of "floaters" in my vision, like little black spots which I've heard is a fairly common symptom of anxiety

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