Going to the doctors and ask for an MRI

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It's been almost 3 'moths with this head pressure now. No other problems but this. I've had days with no pain whatsoever. But only maybe a total of 7-8 days out of the past 80. That's not good AT ALL. I'm very anxious and think and worry constantly about dying of a cancerous brain tumor. I rly truly hope when I finally get the MRI it turns out to be all clear so I can get some peace of mind. I also am asking my doctor to get back on anxiety medicine. I can't keep living this way. I just don't know how to not worry without having 100% proof that it isn't. yet in still absolutely terrified that it will come back as a tumorsad

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    It's probably just allergies or the Change in the weather!!! That is how anxiety works you start focusing on a symptom and that's all you can think about so it seems worse than it is! I do the same thing I have worried that I have just about every medical problem and all I found was that I have anxiety which makes me overly sensitive to any change in my body! Just try to relax and think about something positive! I will pray for you to have piece of mind soon!

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    I believe that your tests will come back all clear. In the meantime, I hope and pray that you're able to have some peace of mind and comfort. It's so important to feel content and relaxed...and yet, because of anxiety, a lot of us never feel completely at ease. Stinks big time...but I hope you feel better soon. 

    Hugs, 

    Nicholas 

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    I had the headaches, presure behind the eyes, ringing in the ears etc.. I bet 100% you do not have a brain tumor,  it's very normal to think you do because Anxiety masks itself so good. Get on some benzodiazepines and Antidepressents that also help with Anxiety. Good luck.

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    You haven't got any of the symptoms of a brain tumour, Lori. None whatsoever. Go and discuss medication with your doctor for anxiety, but avoid benzos as they are very addictive.

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    lori

    You need to sit down with your GP and discuss your Anxiety and possible ways forward, including medications. 

    You need to understand the MRI scan has shown no problem and you need to trust and move forward.

    I suffr headaches most of the time, most of it is caused by my complaint, so I grin and bear it, I prsonally know it is not the best way forward, it is the only way forward. As I had several scans last year and they apposed on me my acceptence. I move on Brain tumour is not a common complaint, please, just relax and try and put any imposed anxiety to rest

    We are still around, 

    Good Luck

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    Doctors usually dont send oeople off for mris for no reason. They have to see an issue or sense one from the exam. Good luck. If by some leap of luck you are sent for one i do hope you believe the results.  
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      I rly hope he will understand it is for my own sanity. Or hoping I can start anxiety meds and if I don't have improvement in a month or so he can call one in for me. I rly think it'll be a great help

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    If you had a tumor it would be bad headaches not pressure and you would have siezures
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    I know everyone is saying I'd have other symptoms if it were a tumor but it doesn't diminish there worry about it. I wish it did bc then I could live my life.

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    But I appreciate all of the support and sympathy!!! Thank you to everyone
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    Also you would think because I wake up every morning with zero head pain I could accept it's anxiety but it's so hard

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      Lori, dear, it IS hard.

      I actually don't think you'll believe the 'normal' status of your MRI (if you persuade someone to spend a couple of thousand pounds on it)

      You will continue to think that even the MRI has missed something.

      This is very typical of Health Anxiety. You need help with that, not with diagnosing that you haven't got a brain tumour and are wasting valuable resources when you won't believe the results anyway.

      Health Anxiety - the curse of the Modern Age.

      I really wish you well. What I'd love to see is you posting soon that you had your MRI and it was normal, so now you're fine.

      That won't happen, Lori. Your anxiety will push through and you won't feel any better.

      You'll ask for another MRI 'just to be sure.'

      Darling, face the anxiety and don't let it beat you!

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      Thank you. I have suffered from health anxiety my whole life. I've never had this physical of symptoms besides the chest pain. I once went two months worrying I was going to have a heart attack and one day I made up my mind to stop worrying and they stopped. It's crazy how our minds work and convince us of the absolute worst. I don't WANT to pay I to get the MRI or a cat scan but I feel llike I won't feel ok until I do so. I may try asking the doctor if I can get back on anxiety meds & see if that helps and maybe get the MRI in a month or two. I'm just so afraid to not catch it if it's something serious like a tumor and have less time to live or something

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      Lori,

      I completely understand where you are coming from. I did have an MRI and it came back clean and while it gave me brief piece of mind, I still think - well maybe its something else, or was the radiologist who read my scan a neuro specialist ?!?

      I unfortunately am starting to experience headaches all of the time, along my jaw and ear. And I'm starting to come around to the idea that it is all the stress and teeth grinding i do at night because Im just really really anxious. Im also an oncology nurse- so naturally my first thoughts are always cancer.

      I hope you feel better soon- Because I know that what youre feeling is real. Its just a matter of figuring out the underlying cause.

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      The jaw thing..the tmj you can get a mouthpiece custom made at the dentist or a maxillary surgeon. I waited and waited and it made a mess with my ear too and headaches galore. if you know now save yourself future troubles and just go get  it checked out and get a mouth splint to sleep in,
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