Horrible anxiety or am I actually dying?

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For the last year my anxiety has been destructive, as has my OCD. I've convinced myself I had MS and ALS. I felt like my speech was messing up, my muscles were tired and my foot seemed like it was dragging. I was so convinced I went on a trip because I thought I was going to die. Eventually I got over it. However, the last three months have been absolute hell again. I've been shaking, my head and limbs jerk sometimes, my eyesight has become blurry and sensitive to light, the pressure in my head has become unbearable, I feel as if I'm losing control and I'm nauseous and lightheaded everyday. Some of these come and go but they begin about an hour after I wake for the rest of the day at least three of each. I'm sure I have a brain tumour and no matter what I do I can't convince myself otherwise. I just really need someone to let me know if a doctor is a good idea, as I've gotten some blood tests and everything seemed fine but no other tests done. I'm 22 years old female. Please help sad

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    Sarah, 

    I can understand your anxiety, but you need to see a doctor who will refer you to a specialist or consultant for the proper tests and analysis.   

    Best of luck to you!  

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      Thanks Lynda. I've seen Drs including a neurologist who didn't see the need for an MRI. I'm seeing another next week as that was 6 months ago and he diagnosed me with migraines even though I rarely get headaches, only intense pressure around my head or behind my eyes.

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      It's good that you are going to see a neurologist.  Have you also seen an opthamologist about the pressure? Just wondering!

      Best of luck, and let us know how you get on!

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      I agree with Lynda, a reputable opthalmologist visit would be an excellent idea. They can measure pressure behind the eyes. Keep in touch so we know how you're getting on.

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    Hi. It sounds to me like your suffering from depression and/or an anxiety disorder. See your doctor, explain how you're feeling and get treatment. I really don't think you have a brain tumour.

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    These are all symptoms of a b12 deficiency have your b12 levels been checked?
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    I have the same symptoms n also scared of brain tumour but I've got crippling anxiety! How did ur appt go

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