I must have a brain tumour!!

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I know some off you already know my story but I'm going to run through it again.

A month and abit ago I went to the opticians and she referred me to A n E and said she could see something and that I am to see a neurologist asap.

When I get to a n e the doctor looks in my eyes and does the neurology examination and says that I don't need to see a neurologist and I don't have a brain tumour.

2 weeks later I'm diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder and they say it's that and not a brain tumour

But I sometimes get headaches I'm not going to lie there not that severe. But I always feel so lost and confused. And recently I have been getting floaters queit alot. And my arms and legs are twitchig alot ans i keep thinking that that could be mini fits/seizures which is a common brain tumour sympton. This confused feeling makes me think I must have a brain tumour.

Also what makes me believe I have one is what did the optician see that was so urgent?? rolleyes sad and I've been reading up on a story were a girl my age, 16, had a brain tumour and 13 doctors managed to miss it until it was to late. So now I'm terrified that I have a brain tumour and the optician seen that and it's been a month now so I'm scared that it has grown now and it's gonna be to late to treat and I'm gonna die soon sad

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    John

    I am sure this is anxiety it sucks its a nasty scary illness,but its all psychosimatic

    Our head is going into overdrive thinking we have an illness.

    You seem to be getting very distressed.

    I think you should speak to you parents about it as your only 16 and if they think you need any treatment they can take youbiggrin

    Dont google info it just makes anxiety worse

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      Hi John. The eye dr "thought" she seen something. It's their responsibility to refer you to a specialist. That doesn't mean that they found something wrong. My husband had blood work done. They thought he had something and was sent to a specialist and nothing was found. That was 4 years ago. He's fine.

      What you have described here sounds like anxiety and panic to me. I have all of your same symptoms and have been having them for many years. We just have to tell ourselves that's it's going to pass. Hang in there. It does get better.

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    I saw all the specialists, even a cat and MRI  thinking the same thing. Was told it was anxiety, however, seeing more specialists. Don't worry, but keep advocatingfor yourself. Get blood work.
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    Why did you go to the hospital after the eye doctor and not a nuerologist? Did anyone give you a mri? 
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      Because the doctor at the hospital looked in my eyes and done the neurology examination and said he don't know what the optician seen and he don't need to refer me to a neurologist
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      A nuerologist looked at you? I say this because there are regular nuerologists and nuero opthamologists. An opthamologist would also know. Opticians are dpecialists at the lowest end. Im sure you have an axniety disorder, but saying that you are entitled to check your eyes thouroughly if you choose too. I have optic nerve pallor, without explaining that a opthamologist send me to a nuero opthamologist and mri noted a small issue. I have a nuero as well but i never mentioned much to a nuero he was for another issue. A nuero would have been able to know the signs of a tumor, im not talking abiut a tumor at all here, even though thats your fear. You mentioned floaters and im guessing visual incident

      ce and a nuero is not a opthamologist. Im not trying to feed into any fears here because you bever mentioned what the optician said or saw to begin with. But to clear everything up in one quick exam an opthamologist would be the first go to person. You already saw a nuero. If you need a referral just explain the opticians response to your gp and say rather then walk around worrying and because the optician seemed concerned i would like to see an opthamologist as it is their field of study. Do not mention your self diagnosed tumor please, that will deter any doctor from listening you as rational, you want to be sure the health of your eyes are sound. It's that simple. The opthamologist will examine you and they will know if anything further needs to be done. And they will see all your nerves and retina and such clearly and if there is any concern they will know. They have the skillset and testing. So not inducing any fear here just want to make that clear. 

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      She said she had seen pressure I can't remember where but the doctor said he looked where she said and he couldn't see pressure and she said to my mum that she's only 10% sure
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      Ooh ok. I am not a fan of opticians. They a e winderful for your standard exam for glasses but any actual issues is best left to MD soecialists. An optician is not one. An opthamologist is an md who specializes in the eyes. Thats all i am trying to say. I hooe you feel better soon. 
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