Having survived 2 heart attacks in January, I found this site and still come every day to read other people's stories and maybe help if I can. However, I now may or may not have an additional health issue. Before my heart attacks I had a period of a few weeks where I felt some slight dizziness every day. It was not debilitating in any way and so I ignored it, putting it down to being over tired. Since the heart attacks the dizziness has increased to sometimes quite severe levels. The cardiologist has done various heart tests and found nothing. Yesterday I spoke with my doctor. He shocked me by saying he thought I had a 'neurological problem', and is arranging a head scan. I seem to have convinced myself that I have a tumor and will be dying soon. I dont really have any strong symptoms of a tumor except the dizzness, but I cant think what else it might be. I know I should wait for the scan, but I am still getting over the shock of the heart attacks coming from nowhere, which makes me almost neurotic about my health now. The old fears from January are back - not wanting to sleep because I think I will die if I do, trying to find symptoms of a tumor, the cycle of acceptance and denial of impending death. I feel like I am torturing myself, but don't know how to stop.
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