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Can someone give me advice... I need guidence. And I'm scared to go to the doctor.

I have had tingling for the past week mostly in parts of my face. I now have had a headache for awhile.

I am so scared that I may have a blood clot in my brain and that I could have a stroke. I am scared to go to the doctor bc I haven' taken the anti depressants like she told me to.

I have also been very tired and achy for awhile. I have a family history of brain anyrsyms... idk if it' hereditary...

I start counseling January 11th. I have agoraphobia now... I'm surr of it. I can' go to the grocery store.... my husband asked me today if I could go to the store and get him a warm hat for work.. since he works outside... I drove to the store... and I could not go in. I started crying. And driving back towards home. I called him and told him what happend. He was very understanding. Thank God at east I have him

I hope something doesn' happen to me before my counselor appointment

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Elizabeth I'm going to say something you don't want to read and I'm so sorry but even tho anxiety can cause tingling and headaches and other symptoms... you are frightened and bcas of your family history...you need to see a doctor asap. Please?. I understand the fear...im certain there's many of us here that have been...i know I was but this is something that needs to be seen by a professional. I'm sorry I'm not much help and I know it's not what you wanted to hear yet I can only give you my honest opinion. Is there someone who can make the call for you or possibly go with you for support. It's often helpful if you are nervous to write down what you want to say(some docs like this as there isn't enough time to discuss everything and they may look at your list and prioritise for you). The support is 100% here for you. You are worrying and it can make things worse yet it's also understandable. I had agoraphobia for 7 years and pls don't beat yourself up about not going in the store...its not easy. Please take care.

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Thank you. Im scared to go... what will they have to do to tell me what's wrong? Like a ct head scan or something.....

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Oh Elizabeth Im so sorry. When I had tingling in my face & arm mine was due to poor circulation due to lack of exercise. So easy for the Dr to tell me to get out of house and move. So hard for me because I have pain every day. Im now on very good pain meds and can actually get outside every day and walk slowly. A few steps at first then a step or two further each day. I hate to do it so I must force myself. It has helped all my ailments, especially my blues. It sounds like you could have very bad anxiety & depression. Those two combined can make your body feel so badly. I hope you do go quickly to the Dr whether you have taken your meds or not. Maybe get a complete blood work up....but definitely let them to see if you have a blood clot or anything else that may be readily fixed. I hope and pray that is the case. Work with your counselor, take the meds to see if they help. If you find you are not getting better try another medication or counselor. You sound way to kind to keep yourself in the house. I know its easy for me to say, but I wish you the best and will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

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Thanks so much. I am only 26.. I have a lot of life to live hopefully... and do not want to spend it like this.

I made a appointment.. it is a few hours. I hope I am able to express to her how I'm feeling without my anxiety getti g in the way

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How did u get on at your appointment? Hope u got the answers u were looking for x

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I am in the waiting room, so nervous

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Be strong. Im sure u will be fine and u willmore than likely be told that dreaded sentence "its Just your anxiety" although correct it just seems not helpful x

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Thank you. It is taking everything in me not to break down right now.

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I'm so happy you made the appointment. I too have a history of strokes in my family. My grandmother died from one. I recently had a CT scan for headaches and I'm going to a neuro appointment because I suffer from migranes, its family thing as well. It is so important to know red flag signs so you can take proper steps. I have felt tingles on my right side of head and told this to my doctor but he was not concerned. he told me it's from the migranes but sent me to the neuro to ease my worries. They will probably take a CT scan of the brain to ensure you have to clots. It's better to know these things with time. Dont be scared

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She said she thinks it is a migraine... I do have this smoke smell...She said that was concerning and sent a message to the neurologist. That's scary.

The headaches may be triggered by neck tension and my messed up shoulder. I also poured my heart out about my agoraphobia starting up and my anxiety. She said my anxiety is severe and if I don't start taking an SSRI and get this under control it is gonna ruin my life. She's right. Anyways I'm home now.. my husband wen to get my meds..... my head is killing me worse... guess I'll try to rest...

Thank you guys so much for being there for me X 💜💜

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