Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

Please help, scared

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 9 Replies
  • Posted By: chesteadman
  • May 19, 2007
  • 11:01 AM

Help! I have a symptom I haven't really experienced before, a kind of pressure in my brain, behind my nose/eyes but further back... it's in the area of the brain you can feel when you yawn. I'm worried I have a brain tumor... This newest one has kept me up all night....

I have been experiencing some scary symptoms for several weeks now. I've seen two different doctors, the first one twice a week apart. The first gave me Ativan for managing anxiety. The second has gone along with that original diagnosis and also said that my symptoms could be from allergies, recommending Claritin in the morning and Zantac and Benadryl at night to deal with my sleeping disturbances. In addition, if these didn't work, he gave me Lexapro to deal with anxiety.

On to the symptoms:

It all started with a feeling of dizziness, almost lightheadedness. It wasn't the kind of dizziness that would make me fall; it was maybe more like disorientation.

Anyway, it has progressed. This original symptoms continued when I tried to sleep. I would have a hard time falling asleep and then would wake up several times in the night, sometimes panicked. Also, sometimes as I was falling asleep, I would ***k and wake myself up; I would also be scared because this seemed like something that shouldn't happen. It would take me a long time to get back to sleep when I woke up in the middle of the night.

New symptoms include feeling drowsy during the day, like the feeling one gets when just waking up except for a long time. This was sometimes accompanied by some big amounts of yawning. Also, this drowsiness combined with/caused a kind of brain fog, a feeling of detachment from everything around me that made it hard to focus.

Sometimes it feels like there's pressure in my sinuses, sometimes in the top of my head; sometimes the pressure is on the left or right side of my head, sort of a headache.

Finally, sometimes I shake, sometimes different muscles scattered around my body twitch a little (fasciculations).

I'm worried that this could be a brain tumor, though everyone around me insists it's just anxiety (mixed with allergies?) I'm scared and I don't feel good at all. What should I do?

Reply Flag this Discussion

9 Replies:

  • Insist on a brain scan, if possible. Also read my post at http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=15229 (number 5). I recommend carefully stopping all those useless and dangerous meds from your so-called doctors. Even if it is cancer, you really can fix it by taking flax seed oil, see http://www.cancertutor.com/Cancer/Budwig.html as well as http://www.beckwithfamily.com/Flax1.html - start immediately. Chemo with surgery is horrible and seldom works. And read http://www.antidepressantsfacts.com/pinealstory.htm to see how stupid mood altering drugs are.
    Curly Stooge 319 Replies Flag this Response
  • Neither doctor seemed concerned and neither even suggested any sort of scan. Both seemed to believe that anxiety/allergies were the cause. I guess you're saying I shouldn't take their word for it, and get a scan anyway? Just the thought of the scan scares me even more.
    chesteadman 14 Replies Flag this Response
  • please read last 5pages of thread titled "It's a mystery until we solve it"-mommy cat I am mommy cat...that is my thread there, you will find several others with exact symptoms...I know...I have them too Please understand many here with same symptomshave already heard from several states and even a few other countries read the pages...you will understand Be Well...mommy cat:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • visit www.ahummingbirdsguide.com read entire symptoms page...there are 2 paragraphs of them...all of yours are there read medical facts pageread myths pageread testing page take info to doc...countless already are I am currently being tested for ME/CFS mommy cat:)
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • I did take some interest in your thread when I read it earlier. I see that it could fit. Even so... I'm unsure what would have brought this on. I don't remember having any kind of virus before I started having these symptoms. Hmm... I'm still worried
    chesteadman 14 Replies Flag this Response
  • A brain scan would just have been to put you at ease, to confirm there is no tumour. But if you fear it, good! Fear dangerous medicines too! And dangerous food, cosmetics (with isopropyl alcohol, aluminium) etc. Many on these forums have the same symptoms, for example several cases at http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=2947so - so it's probably not cancer. Your ears my be involved, they have a lot to do with balance. Trapped fluid can feel weird. Ear infections and sinusitus may happen due to allergies. I don't think you will get help from the doctors. Therefore please read the links I already supplied, and follow some advice there, to strengthen your immune system etc. Even if it were to be a new, serious and unknown illness, the immediate move should be Omega-3, Vitamin-C, colloidal silver, Resque Remedy etc. Decide not to be scared, take it easy, like a common cold. Anxiety will only make it worse. Try an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for an opinion.
    Curly Stooge 319 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for your help. Hopefully I can get to the bottom of this. Strangely enough, as of today, my symptoms have changed slightly. Now I have muscles aches/burning sensation that one might relate to the flu. Odd...
    chesteadman 14 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for your help. Hopefully I can get to the bottom of this. Strangely enough, as of today, my symptoms have changed slightly. Now I have muscles aches/burning sensation that one might relate to the flu. Odd...You sound like me- please read all my old posts since Jan or Feb. They are all over this board- but I am going to go ahead on Monday and write up my whole story from the beggining.Please visit a Doctor of Oriental Medicine- and look into NAET.com- I waited, and waited until someone here recommended me to visit one. I hope it works for you.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • I was surprised to find that there are several NAET practitioners in my area. If my problems persist with no explanation like this, I'll be sure to look into it. Thanks all for the suggestions!
    chesteadman 14 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.