Stressing out

Hi everyone,

So I went back to the doctors today as I have had head fog and a general uneasy feelings almost every day for the past 6 weeks since my panic attack.

She is sending me for an MRI in 2 weeks and now I am really starting to stress. I don't want to start go ogling brain tumors or brain cancer as I know this will do me no good. Can anyone share some info with me on this. I'm hoping against hope it's my anxiety but honestly I can't help but shake the feeling that it's something else that is causing this.

I don't get headaches except small ones after the head fog and they don't last long.

The next 2 weeks are going to be hell.



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  • it sounds like anxiety to me, I am so forgetful and do ridiculously silly things constantly, always losing things and misplacing things, I put my keys in the fridge sometimes lol

    I lose track of what im saying mid sentance..

    I have almost constant brain fog because my mind is always thinking about too much at once that basically it starts to fog.

    I was convinced I had a brain tumour a few years ago, I had terrible headaches that radiated to my jaw, I sometimes would forget where I was and what I was doing, I had/have slurred speech sometimes and just shotting pain all over my body.

    It turned out to be fibromyalgia and sever anxiety.

    I cant 100 % promise you that you dont have a tumour but never under estimate anxiety and what it can do to your brain.

    Sending positive vibes <3 good luck!

  • Hi Pete87, the next 2 weeks are going to be hell, if you let it. Please stay away from Google, you don't need that right now. I use to have the same brain fog, uneasiness and daily headaches. Two MRIs were done years apart and it always came back ANXIETY...I could not believe that something mental could cause so much distress everyday. I believed like everyone else on the forum, that it had to be something they were missing. It wasn't until I started to accept the fact that maybe it was true. Anxiety was the cause and my fighting it was the reason it wouldn't go away. That reasoning started the ball rolling in the right direction. I was headed for a win. I could feel the change in me. Who knew? Acceptance and not fear could erase the feeling in my head that I had for years. Even the headaches went away. Pete, try to be more positive thinking in the next 2 weeks. Come to the forum when you get discouraged or afraid. Someone will help talk you through your fear. Please let us know the results of your test in several weeks. You can do it Pete.

  • Hi Pete . Good luck 😉 be strong & posoyive & You will soon be feeling better it's so debilitating...........Peggy 🙏🏻❤️

  • I understand what you are going thru. If you ever need to talk you can message me anytime. I have chronic insomnia so messaging me in the wee hours would not be a problem. Wishing you all the best, Nicole.

  • It's going to be difficult to wait for the results but once you have them you will most likely feel better....brain fog is a huge anxiety symptom, and I get it too. Can't guarantee you don't have a tumor but I believe it's extremely unlikely. My mom had a brain tumor (well, it was benign) and didn't know it until she started having seizures (so it was removed). I don't say this to scare you but more to show you how unlikely it is that you have one. Hugs and I hope it all goes smoothly, I'm a huge hypochondriac who worries about my health all the time so I can identify with you for sure.

  • At the very least you will have some answers as to why your feeling the way you are. Relax, keep breathing, and positive thinking.

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