Anxiety or brain tumour?

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I'm 22 (male). For around 4 years, I've been constantly feeling light headed.

Sometimes it's worse than normal. Like sometimes I can think, but sometimes it gets in the way of me thinking and it just feels like I can't focus.

It's always been put down to me worrying (anxiety). I went and seen a psychiatrist which really helped and has allowed me to stop worrying as much.

I still feel light headed though. Or like in a bit of a "daze" or spaced out sort of feeling.

Do you think it is a brain tumour? Or just my anxiety? I'm really worried. If it was a tumour, if it's been like this for 4 years, would more have happened by now? Would I even still be alive?

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    I severely doubt four years of your life would go past without a Benign tumour being diagnosed, Unless you're one of those people who are terrified of going to the doctor.

       I get weird fizzing sensations in my brain on a weekly basis but i just put them down to my body being weird. I get dizzy, they go away. 

    If it seriously keeps playing on your mind (no pun intended) then go to the docs for an x-ray and End your four years of worry/suspicion!!


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      I don't get dizzy. It's just sort of a bit light headed like if you didn't eat anything for a while.

      I've been to the doctors about it and he laughed the brain tumour idea off, and sent me on a one-to-one CBT course.

      It's not as light headed as it used to be, but it still is.

      I don't have other symptoms when I've looked at brain tumour symptoms, but I just panic it is.

      But after 4 years, would something have worse happened by now? Would I have died if it was one? I've been to the doctors more than once about this.

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    I dont think you have a brain tumour and I do think it is anxiety.

    If this is effecting your life go and get a 2nd opinon and consider therapy it teaches you how to cope with anxiety/panic

    Stay Strongcool

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    It's not a brain tumor because my ex sister in law had one and she was in immense pain. It sounds like anxiety. I can't focus either, especially when my anxiety is really high. I can be talking to someone and forget what I'm talking about because I have my mind on something else. I do it all the time.
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      My post posted by accident before I was finished, lol. I also feel lightheaded with my anxiety. I think the worst feeling is the inner jitters and heart palpitations and the nausea. It's all bad.
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