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I have had pretty bad health anxiety for the past year. At first I was convinced I had ALS because of the constant muscle twitching in my body..and then after I was obsessed with having different types of cancers however my constant fear that seems to always be there is fear of having a brain tumour..
Some background info + symptoms..
I am a 20 year old male with no past medical conditions but every doctor seems to say it's just stress and anxiety that's my problem. I don't deny it however certain things I feel gives me a hard time to believe that it can be caused from anxiety. I don't feel anxious 24/7.. Only the moments where I feel a symptom and tend to prolong my thinking about something that can be minor is where my anxiety kicks in.. I get chronic headaches everyday above my eyes and on my forehead as well as certain spots behind my head where if I touch it It feels sore.. Like the past week above my left temple whenever I touch or laydown its been hurting, not to mention the sharp jolting stabbing head pains I get every now and then. Certain times when I inhale I can feel a stabbing pain on one side of the head or certain movements trigger these head pains. Another thing is the pressure..sometimes I feel like my head is full of pressure and I cant function properly because of the feeling inside.. Then ofcourse I have the mental games my brain plays on me where I feel like I am losing my balance or having trouble pronouncing words.
Another thing is visual disturbances..From the corner of my eyes I can see flashing lights or objects pass from time to time.. and it messes with my head. 6 months ago I had a full eye exam and she said it's healthy besides the fact that i have dry eyes. Sometimes one of my eyes go completely blurry when they come in contact with bright lights like the sun. It takes some times for it to come back and It really throws me off. I use eye drops and etc.. Some issues with my head could be related to my sinus but do I have to be congested for it to cause head pressure or pain?
You see? My problems can be caused by simple things that are only temporary and I shouldn't be to worried about. However I tend to "water the weeds" when I think about the specific symptom and it just grows and grows and I think I have a brain tumour.
Now heres the crazy part.. I had every type of blood test and my doctor even told me that I am healthier then he is just so I can believe I am healthy. I had a full brain MRI with contrast 8 months ago and was told that my brain is clear. However something inside me just feels like my problems are always the start of something new... How can I get over this brain tumour fear and start to trust in the way my body feels so that I don't always have to deal with this gut wrenching feeling inside me that my problems are worse then they really are..
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