Consistent Headache for 2 months now!

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So I've been experiencing a headache every day for the last 2 months. It is always on the left side of my head and can become excrutiatingly painful. It isn't there all day, but I'd say 75% of the day it is. I have become confused in trying to process words and sentences recently, as well as feeling dizzy when I wake up and having weakness and numbness/pins and needles in my left arm and leg. 

This has been going on for a while now and I'm extremely concerned I have a brain tumor. My symptoms match up and I'm just so worried. I'm going to the neurologist in September but can't help but think I need an MRI scan right now and may as well start chemo now.

This is all causing extreme health anxiety and I can't help it because my symptoms happen every day.

Any help or advice please? I'm literally so worried I've had to take time off work because of it.

Thanks

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    Hi,

    well try not to get too worried and I know thats easier said than done, because until we all had MRI's then we worried too!

    If you wake up with these symptoms tomorrow, or you have them now, my advice is to go to emergency or if the weakness and pins and needles are strong, then call an ambulance and they can diagnose you there.

    They will CT scan you to start with and straight away rule out anything sinister. Then you can book a more in depth MRI scan.

    I have had similar symptoms and have to be admitted every time as they think its a stroke.

    Explain to the drs ALL your symptoms.

    I am keen to hear how you get on, so please get back to us.

    Best wishes and take care

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