Is this a brain tumor?

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I woke up feeling very dizzy this morning, even though yesterday I was completely fine but the dizziness passed and now I am left with this weird sensation in my head, it feels heavy and I feel out of sorts with the world. I don't feel anxious at all, which is weird for me because I would usually freak out and get very anxious about this stuff, so what exactly is it? Depression

For the past year I have convinced myself I have a brain tumor because I have no explanation for the way I am feeling. There is nothing to trigger my anxiety or panic attacks because everything in my life is fine right now. So why exactly am I feeling the blues and out of sorts? 

Anxiety and depression is such a weird mental health issue to me because it can bring you down even though there is nothing actually bothering you. Is anyone else on the same boat?

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    I get light headed and dizzy due to anxiety. Coming to sensations in your head, it may be just like any other bodily sensations such as tingling in the feet. However I would request you to consult your GP regarding this issue.
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    I'm going through a similar situation right now, not the brain tumor but how you said "when nothing is wrong but you feel like something is wrong" I'm dizzy as we speak, lump in my throat, heavy breathing it's all ANXIETY. I've been dealing with this for 10 years if it was anything else I'd be dead by now. This is the worst disease. I lost my job yesterday because of it, it's not a joke I feel your pain and I'm sorry you're going through this. Maybe we can help each other. It's very reassuring that someone else has anxiety that way I don't think I'm going crazy

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    By thinking you might have a brain tumor, you will have huge anxiety within you..This will mke you dizzy and feel spaced out..I have had the smae feeling of late. I got coxxyc pain 5 days agao and thought my Cancer had spread to the bone..I felt so scared that I felt super dizzy hen walking around...I felt like I was walking on cotton wool..LOL

    In fact I had been sitting on ahrd surface for too long and got a sore tail bone..but I IMAGINED the worst----I dont feel dizzy any more. Why dont you have a talk with a doctor? Braintumors are painful..You will get severe head aches and feel nausious..and pain behind the eyes..etc etc.. I Scan of your brain is easy to get done...But Im sure its NOTHING..Its your anxiety playing up........

     

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    Omg sounds so familiar. Dizzy, heavy head. I went to family doctor,no clue. Went to Neurologist and he said I was having migrains with tension headache. I will say that I have always had migrains with pain on right side. woke up one morning  my head felt like it was going to burst. So full and heavy with weird pain on the right side. I thought this is the big one, going to check out. Well  I had this 8 years,yes 8 years,24 hours a day. could not function. Did I mention I am an anxious person. This put me over the edge. It was in my 7th year of this when I went to Neuro doc. He put me on everything from blood pressure meds to muscle relaxers. Did not help. I had been on an antidepressant for anxiety for maybe 2 yrs. I finally gave up the Neuro doc and told my family doc to take me off this lexapro med. and lets try another. wa-la, worked. So I have been taking cynbalta and a low dose of Ambitriptyline every day for probably 10 years. I have been great since. Moral of the story. It could be stress,causing  tension headache. Do you get migrains? Are you worry wart,or are you an anxious person. you might need a daily antidepressant. All these do is make you feel normal. I feel your pain. Don't wait like I did, because you'll think your going crazy. I suffered for years with this. Would like you to keep me updated on this. Good luck

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      Good for you, Kimberly for posting your story.  People experiencing anxiety, especially for the first time are often reluctant to take meds. and long time sufferers don't think to try other meds until they get the right one.  I am not one who advocate meds without good reason. Anxiety is delinitely a good reason!!!

      I am so very happy that after all that time you finally got relief with the right drug. I was very lucky that my doctor hit the right one for me immediately. All the very best to you.

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    HI; you have just discribed my symptoms. my light head is so bad some mornings, I cant stand up in the shower. have to hold on to the sink,and wash by hand...other mornings I am grand..I have severe anxiety, I dont know why either, as my life is good, I have got brain scan done, and all bloods taken,and alls clear,my GP says its anxiety, sometimes I feel so weak, I have to ly down..Are you taking any medication ? I am so afraid of A/Ds ,but I do take xanax for my panic attacks...If you find anything to help you, please let me know. as life is not worth living at the minute....xx
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      Hi, Your lightheadness is from anxiety, You need an antidepressant. Not sure why your doc would send you on your why with just Xanax. That is not a daily dose med, and does not stay in your blood stream. You need more then that. Either find a new doc or maybe they don't know how bad you are feeling. I know, been there done that. TERRIBLE

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    I agree with Kimberly; you need the right meds, and we are ALL in the same boat. I am not a drug advocate and avoid them whenever possible. A huge exception is anxiety. We ain't gettin' nowhere until we get our heads on straight. An anti anxiety is what is needed, and you are the one to go get 'em.

    Sounds like you are in the US. There are over 20,000,000 people with anxiety problems in the US alone as of (a study done) a few years ago. You are not alone, obviously. Go get the help you need, Dastardly, only you can handle that part of dealing with this. Hang in there. We are all here with you and for you. Hugs

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