Anixety is making me crazy, I need some positive feedback :(

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So I suffer from anxiety and depression, and I do talk to someone and take some medication to help me. But sometimes my anxiety is still pretty overhwelming. And now i'm on another go. I've convinced myself I have a brain tumor. I have always suffered with allergies and sinuses, i'm a pretty bad asthmatic. I get several sinus infections a year. I'm not somebody who has ever really suffered from headaches. I could probably count on one hand how many I had growing up. But this past year I started getting them pretty regularly. And they've gotten a lot worse. They come on all of a sudden at all different times of the day. When I do get them, it's very hard for me to focus, my forehead will hurt, my neck, my eyes, I get lightheaded, I start to feel very unbalanced. When I bend over I feel like i'm going to pass out. I also suffer from ringing in the ears, all the time. I've never had a head CT before as my dr just blames my anxiety on it. But i'm just concerned this could be something more serious like a tumor. I have had a lot of mental changes this year, I was in a pretty bad place earlier this year, very depressed, intrusive thoughts, thought I was losing my mind. But since starting medication it has gotten somewhat better. But it's all still there.. I hate typing these long pargraphs complaining about how I feel. I just need some kind of feedback to hopefully calm myself down, because my fmily literally laughs at me like i'm crazy. Thnk you so much for reading. 

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    That is just so wrong that your family laughs at you!!! You know if they felt like you they would have anxiety too! Sounds to me like you cluster headaches. Seems like I keep saying this lately but have you been to a chiropractor?
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    I'm so sorry to hear. I know how it feels. For the past 3 months I've had the brain tumor worries. My symptoms haven't gotten better and I'll feel like I'm finally getting my life back and then they get bad again. I'm sure it's all anxiety and this is what's affecting us but it's rly scary and it feels rly real. Try everything day by day. Last week I was sure I needed an MRI and didn't care how much it cost me. I couldn't get ahold of my doctor so I started accepting it as anxiety and my symptoms went down by like 80%. Now I'm back to worrying bc my vision felt weird yesterday and now today my head feels off and full of something. I have this weird noise I can hear in my head. I'm trying to let it be but it's rly hard

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    I am the same way! I recently convinced myself that I have a Gluten allergy now... never bothered me before. My anxiety has some how convinced my brain that if i eat anything that isnt gluten free to become extremly sick. I went to my doctor, got some blood drawn and turns out everything is fine. Takes a little bit of the edge off of the anxiety knowning that its all in my head. I would advise going to a new doctor and requesting to get a CT scan (1) to verify that you really dont have a tumor and (2) to hopefully ease the anxiety and hopefully figure out what may be really causing your headaches.
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    People who have never suffered  from anxiety and panic attacks, are not capable of knowing what we go through nor can they imagine. It does indeed feel like your losing your mind. I'm never quite sure when people say they have anxiety and depression if they mean gloom and doom which is anxiety,or you feel so down in the dumps that you can't go on and don't care, which is depression. There is a big difference. To me you sound like me, very anxiety ridden. The headaches and ringing in the ears,the lightheadness I've had it all. Ringing in the ears is apprehension, and when I had it my old ear doc said that and that was a light bulb moment for me. I never told him I was so anxious and having panic attacks. I have had all your symptoms and more. If you are not feeling like your old self with the meds your on, than why are you not back to your doc. This med is not working for you so it needs upped or changed or a combo. Call tomorrow and get better. I have been on meds for 9 years and have been doing good. No reason to still have issues. 

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    Have you seen a soecialist? An ears, nose and throat specialist? You should. Not your regular gp. they do not have the same diagnostic experience or tools.I dont think you have a tumor but something going in with your sinuses.

    when there is a chronic discomfort it is going to produce anxiety. And it has.and that anxiety is making everything worse. I know it does with me. It makes you think and focus on the discomfort and heightens it. Its horrible.

    people who do not get anxiety, and its not normal,levels of anxiety its very hugh like 20 times worse then any typical person..noone Normal can understand it. Its nothing they have experienced.it is the opposite of laughable. Its horrible.

    You  didnt describe a brain tumor at all if that makes you feel better.

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    Hello,

    I am sorry to read about how you have been feeling I use to have ringing in my ears all the time. I thought I was going deaf because my mom is. I got tested for her diease, it was negative. I did a hearing test, I had no hearing lose. I would get vertigo and fall down, have bad headaches, and my hearing would go out. I have no idea what it was but my ears stopped ringing one day when I had done every possible test to figure out what it was. I just accepted it was there for ever, but now its gone. The brain is a strong thing and so is anxiety. You should get your ears check to make sure you dont have a middle ear infection which can cause ringing,headaches, and unbalance issues. I understand how you feel though. Don't worry things will get better, <3 sending positive vibes your way.

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