Brain tumor ? Or anxiety ?

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I’ve had a headache for the past five weeks which first started as being lightheaded! (I still do feel lightheaded especially at work and inside shops) I don’t have any other symptoms however after consulting with dr google I’ve convinced my self I have a brain tumor and am going to die! I don’t really suffer from anxiety so I’m not sure what it can mean, I’ve been to the GP who has sent for a referral and advised me to have a eye test which I did was all good. However I cannot shake this feeling that I have a brain tumor.  So has anyone ever felt this way ? Or is it just me 


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    Well , it is obviously possible

    But it depends

    It is not like you live in the woods and are

    Listening to babbling brooks all day

    The only way to find out for sure

    Would to pay for an mri

    Or get your doctor to refer you

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    I've had similar since last September plus nausea too, fainted twice also.

    Went to doctor and he said migraine and gave me something for it but it didn't work so I went back and was told tension headache and anxiety (I too had problems in brightly lit busy places) I was put on antidepressants (I'm not depressed) anyway a couple of weeks later still having headaches so went back and saw a different doctor who thankfully did my blood pressure and it was dangerously high so I was put on blood pressure medication and also sent for a neck xray because of some neck pain I'd been having, it showed severe osteoarthritis and neck slippage which she said would also cause headaches, nausea and dizziness. I'm waiting to see someone now.

    I also worried that it was a brain tumour.

    Good luck to you.

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      Ahh made me a feel a bit better lol think my minds playing tricks on me lol I’ve nagged my gp into giving me a ct scan hopefully all goes well

      Good luck to you Aswell 

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      To Jane

      That must be difficult

      I would say your symptoms might all be related

      To an actual tumour which could be pituitary or

      A type of brain tumor which I don't know much about

      I habe learned a lot about pituitary tumors and they can cause some of the symptoms your talking about

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    Just a update for those future readers.. I had a CT scan last Wednesday and today it came back clear! Huge relief.. I was prescribed tramadol for the headaches which tbh has given me 70% relief .. happy days 
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