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About 2 months ago I had 2 severe panic attacks,.
After that I started getting pretty much every anxiety symptom. (most of which I've never experienced before)
Spells of dizzyness that turned into almost constant dizzyness, brain fog, tingles, derealization brain zaps, ears ringing, etc.
It was to the point I had to start cancelling work and daily activites.
I went to the ER and was assured this is all anxiety related.
Then started the constant health anxiety. Worried I had ALS, MS, and the biggest concern a brain tumor. Towards the end of all these symptoms I started getting little "Ice Pick Headaches" and head pressure all throughout my head
Something that was VERY worrying due to me thinking I had a brain tumor.
I scheduled a Doctor appointment and was once again reassured, but still did some blood tests (all came back normal)
After this my symptoms pretty much went away but I was still dealing with the health anxiety and still worried I had something wrong or had brain cancer.
The Doctor told me the things they usually look out for when looking for brain tumors (head pressure on one side, one side of the body being weak or going numb, severe headaches on one side of the head)
I feel like this triggered a new worry for me.
After that I started feeling like one side of my body was lighter than the other.
Almost as if someone drew a line straight down my body and one side was just off... (No muscle weakness, No numbness,)
The feeling came and went but was more present than not. (Just like all my other symptoms)
Now I have a new worry,
I've been feling pressure on one spot of my head (sometimes the pressure moves but is mainly in this one spot) nothing debilitating. I almost have to clsoe my eyes and focus on it to really feel it.
I've also been getting these "Ice Pick Headaches" in the same area/spot.
They last a few seconds (0.5 second to 3 seconds at the most) then stop a lot throughout the day. (Once again nothing debilitating just more worrying) they barely hurt.
I feel like the more stressed I am or the more focused on them I am the more I feel them. (Felt multiple while writing this)
My big worry is I've never dealt with headaches. (only when I got a cold or something) and they seem to be in the same area/spot.
I feel like if I mention these to my Doctor (which is VERY hard to get a hold of or get a response from) he'll blow it off as anxiety/stress again.
I'm worried if I keep getting these symptoms blown off as stress they'll never request an MRI to make sure I'm okay and I'll leave a possible tumor to keep forming and getting worse to the point I can't get treatment.
Are these types of headaches normal even if I haven't gotten them before? Should I be worried and request an MRI/CT scan?
Does anyone get headaches in one spot or pressure in one spot?
I know health anxiety plays tricks on you just like this but I feel like I'll never know for sure without getting an MRI or something... So sick of the constant worry.
Doctor prescribed me Lexpro but after reading the reviews I didn't want to take them, he prescribed me Prozac instead but I'm just so worried about taking a medication and getting hooked on it, getting awful side effects, or it making my anxiety worse (which I've read has happened to many people) I'd rather deal with the current symptoms then get a bunch of new ones and risk loosing progress or making things worse.
Would love opinions on the headaches/pressue
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