2nd Full Blood Count

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Hey guys,

I Was "Diagnosed" with panic attacks / anxiety a couple of months ago.

I had a blood test around 4 months ago, a Full blood count (came back fine).

Ive had headaches on and off for the past month plus dizziness when walking, i went to the doctors and hes sending me for another full blood count.

If i had a brain tumour (for example) how would thse blood test point to it? 

He also told me to get an "eye pressure" test, i went to specsavers and had an eye check a few weeks ago, but cant remember if they did a pressure check, anyway, that was fine aswell. 

 

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    Ring specsavers to make sure did, though most opticians do it as a matter of course, they would have looked in your eye anyway and can pick up changes that way anyhow.

    So far as the blood test goes I am unsure but would guess one key thing is to do with the type and number of blood cells and platelets. Possibly there are other markers but I don't know what they are. Best to ask the GP to explain the whys and wherefores.

    Did you need glasses or a change to what you wear as this can cause these symptoms so an eyecheck is always a good idea.

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    Pressure test from their own website

    'Using a non-contact tonometer, the optical assistant (or the optometrist) blows a few puffs of air at each of your eyes in turn. The air bounces back at the instrument, giving a measurement of the pressure inside each eye'.

    There is a picture of the instrument used. They give a full guide to your eyetest as in what to expect, why etc so it is worth a look

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    Perhaps you should look into the reason why you are having panic attacks.

    Have you read the following?

    https://patient.info/health/panic-attack-and-panic-disorder

     

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      I have a therapist and were working together for coping solutions, i beleive its general anxiety/health or death induced.

      Came out of nowhere one day when i was trying to sleep.

      Ive had three potential health worries today alone "numb thumb, woke up with a line on my thumb, plus red chunks in stool"

      Guess whos had a very bad day?

      Plus know my lower back/kidney region is killing.

      I have an eye pressure test booked for sunday.

      I just wished i could have a full medical, ive payed my contributions since i was 18.

      If that came back fine it would be a huge weight of my shoulders.

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