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AshDone

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Sorry for posting so much, my anxiety is just sky rocketing. Is there anyone here who was convinced they had a brain tumor/brain cancer, turned out to be fine. I’m mainly concerned because I’m been feeling off for about 2 and a half weeks, since nursing school started. Like an invisible cloud is pushing on the top of my head. 

My cognitive abilities are a lot worse than usual. I’ve always had problems with forgetfulness, hard of earing, and some confusion. Now it seems to be just amplified... Like, I’ve noticed when I’m speaking or writing, I catch myself switching things around. Like  instead of writing gr, I wrote rg. When saying words like reckit Ralph, I’d say something like ralphit reckit. This isn’t an all the time thing, only when I’m not really paying attention. Not to mention I had I guess what was a panic attack my first day of school. Been feeling off ever since then, but have had high anxiety about having had a nightmare of having a brain tumor.

Please someone talk me down! I had a head MRI less than a year ago for ringing in my ears, everything was normal. 😩

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Oh hun you are fine it's all anxiety and all the stress of nursing school!!!! You had an MRI recently so you don't have a BT, it would show there for sure..... all your confusion, brain fog etc is due to your high anxiety, our minds and bodies get exhausted from all the worrying! You are fine.... About 5 years ago I convinced myself I had a BT, daily headaches, forgetfulness etc, went to Neurologist and begged for an brain MRI it was all fine... even you have your own experience of a negative MRI - you are ok sweety. Do you exercise? sometimes this helps me a lot, walking, yoga, anything that releases endorphins will help you. Good luck to you and try to relax!

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33 minutes ago, Leah1976 said:

Oh hun you are fine it's all anxiety and all the stress of nursing school!!!! You had an MRI recently so you don't have a BT, it would show there for sure..... all your confusion, brain fog etc is due to your high anxiety, our minds and bodies get exhausted from all the worrying! You are fine.... About 5 years ago I convinced myself I had a BT, daily headaches, forgetfulness etc, went to Neurologist and begged for an brain MRI it was all fine... even you have your own experience of a negative MRI - you are ok sweety. Do you exercise? sometimes this helps me a lot, walking, yoga, anything that releases endorphins will help you. Good luck to you and try to relax!

No but I need to. I have plans on getting some time of machine, maybe a treadmill. Something that I can work out on. And thank you! I’m going to go to my doctor after I get out of school today. Maybe it’ll put my mind to ease.

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28 minutes ago, AshDone said:

No but I need to. I have plans on getting some time of machine, maybe a treadmill. Something that I can work out on. And thank you! I’m going to go to my doctor after I get out of school today. Maybe it’ll put my mind to ease.

good luck, let me know what he says!

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12 hours ago, AshDone said:

The doctor told me to go to the ER. My heart rate is in the 130’s and my blood pressure was 150/110.

OMG I hoe you are doing ok.... please keep us posted!

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14 hours ago, AshDone said:

The doctor told me to go to the ER. My heart rate is in the 130’s and my blood pressure was 150/110.

How are you? What exactly made the DR send you to the E.R? hugs hope all is well. Please keep us posted.

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19 minutes ago, Holls said:

How are you? What exactly made the DR send you to the E.R? hugs hope all is well. Please keep us posted.

probably resting HR of 130??? I thought it should be around 60-100?? 

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I went to the hospital and received some fluids and antibiotics. I was diagnosed with a UTI and an trachychardia. Blood work was fine, as well as the EKG. (Besides showing trachychardia.)

My anxiety is at an all time high again. I have this horrible fear that I have a brain tumor! Like, it’s pressing against my brain stem causing the heard weirdness and elevated heart rate. On the other side, my health anxiety is spiraling out of control. 😭

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Did they say the tachycardia could be related to the infection? I know when I’m sick my heart races. It’s a physical response to illness.

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36 minutes ago, Iugrad91 said:

Did they say the tachycardia could be related to the infection? I know when I’m sick my heart races. It’s a physical response to illness.

That didn’t say. I have a high heart rate already, with the resting being in the 90’s. My anxiety spiked because I had received a call that my children’s step dad was in the hospital for heart trouble. 

When my anxiety I’d like that, it’s not unusual to to be high. I had asked about the possibility of a brain tumor, was told we wasn’t even going down that road because I had no headaches and stuff. Still, my head just feels funny and I can feel my heart pounding. 

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1 hour ago, AshDone said:

That didn’t say. I have a high heart rate already, with the resting being in the 90’s. My anxiety spiked because I had received a call that my children’s step dad was in the hospital for heart trouble. 

When my anxiety I’d like that, it’s not unusual to to be high. I had asked about the possibility of a brain tumor, was told we wasn’t even going down that road because I had no headaches and stuff. Still, my head just feels funny and I can feel my heart pounding. 

those aren't brain tumor symptoms. and you have already had an MRI regarding this fear correct? Even if it was months ago you need to accept that you are fine. Have you thought about seeking therapy to find tools to help you move past health fears?

If your Dr isn't willing to talk to you about this, that's a good thing!! He knows this is anxiety and he doesn't need to play into it, again, That's a good thing!!!

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2 hours ago, Holls said:

those aren't brain tumor symptoms. and you have already had an MRI regarding this fear correct? Even if it was months ago you need to accept that you are fine. Have you thought about seeking therapy to find tools to help you move past health fears?

If your Dr isn't willing to talk to you about this, that's a good thing!! He knows this is anxiety and he doesn't need to play into it, again, That's a good thing!!!

I had the MRI about 10 months ago, for ringing in my ears. My primary insurance kicked me off whenever I turned 26. So the doctor I went to since whenever I was a child, I can no longer see.

I have an appointment with a new doctor tomorrow. I’m going to talk with them about my fears/concerns, and hopefully getting me on some meds for anxiety again. I’m also going to look into counseling.

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1 minute ago, AshDone said:

I had the MRI about 10 months ago, for ringing in my ears. My primary insurance kicked me off whenever I turned 26. So the doctor I went to since whenever I was a child, I can no longer see.

I have an appointment with a new doctor tomorrow. I’m going to talk with them about my fears/concerns, and hopefully getting me on some meds for anxiety again. I’m also going to look into counseling.

Sounds like a great plan!!!!! Good luck you will get better!!!!

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Just wanted to update...

So I was just released from the hospital the yesterday morning. I was sent because of my blood pressure and heart rate. I had an EKG, blood, and urine done, which was basically normal besides tachycardia and a UTI. I was released and followed up by a new doctor today. I told her my history with health anxiety and my fear of having a brain tumor.

 Have had some eye strain(I do have astigmatism), brain frog, feels like I have a weight on my head, confusion, and writing/saying words strangely. The new doctor experienced me say naseflo instead of Flonase, which she said was from my anxiety. On the phone today instead of saying “the stress of school”, I said “the school of stress.” To be fair, I’ve always have had confusion and forgetfulness. Just not to that extent. She did a brief neurological exam and shined a light in my eyes, which looked good. 

 

She thinks everything is from my anxiety, which she’s probably right. I broke down crying to her, while explaining my fears. She put me back on my lexapro, something to lower my heart rate, and something else to take when I can’t sleep. She’s also going to set me up with a counselor. I’m glad someone is actually trying to help, and I plan on trying to treat my anxiety. Still, I’m sure it’s probably anxiety but can’t can’t brain tumor out of my head.  Can anyone offer some reassurance? 

 

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You don’t have a brain tumor! I used to have headaches everyday for months and was convinced I had a brain tumor. It was from tensing up the muscles in my neck. I focused on staying relaxed and they went away. 

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29 minutes ago, AshDone said:

Just wanted to update...

So I was just released from the hospital the yesterday morning. I was sent because of my blood pressure and heart rate. I had an EKG, blood, and urine done, which was basically normal besides tachycardia and a UTI. I was released and followed up by a new doctor today. I told her my history with health anxiety and my fear of having a brain tumor.

 Have had some eye strain(I do have astigmatism), brain frog, feels like I have a weight on my head, confusion, and writing/saying words strangely. The new doctor experienced me say naseflo instead of Flonase, which she said was from my anxiety. On the phone today instead of saying “the stress of school”, I said “the school of stress.” To be fair, I’ve always have had confusion and forgetfulness. Just not to that extent. She did a brief neurological exam and shined a light in my eyes, which looked good. 

 

She thinks everything is from my anxiety, which she’s probably right. I broke down crying to her, while explaining my fears. She put me back on my lexapro, something to lower my heart rate, and something else to take when I can’t sleep. She’s also going to set me up with a counselor. I’m glad someone is actually trying to help, and I plan on trying to treat my anxiety. Still, I’m sure it’s probably anxiety but can’t can’t brain tumor out of my head.  Can anyone offer some reassurance? 

 

Reassurance from us is better than a doctor saying it’s not a BT but anxiety? Trust the doc and try some acceptance. 

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20 minutes ago, Iugrad91 said:

Reassurance from us is better than a doctor saying it’s not a BT but anxiety? Trust the doc and try some acceptance. 

I do trust my doctor,  and I am seeking treatment. Just I’m scared about the whole getting my wording mixed up and stuff. Is that normal with anxiety?

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