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Worried about brain cancer

plushiesaremyjam
plushiesaremyjam

For the past year since I got my first bout of Deja vu after a very stressful situation with an ex friend of mine, my anxiety has been through the roof. I did the exact wrong thing and typed in “Deja vu?” Into google and what came up? “You May have something up with your brain” as I delved in further, I found out I could have a brain tumor or epilepsy from the temporal lobe. I get Deja vu very often. Not full blown but I do get a lot of “huh that feels very familiar. Hasn’t that happened before?” Sometimes every day and sometimes it’ll go away for a little while but then comeback.

My friends and family have been telling me that it’s just my anxiety. But if it was my anxiety then it would happen when I am stressed out. Sometimes it just happens randomly! Like I’ll be watching something online and I will watch it just fine. But when I’m thinking about it later or rewatching it I get “huh...haven’t I seen this before? But like before I had watched it before?”

My therapist says that it is just my anxiety giving me derealization and that I need to go meditate or something when it happens.

Whenever I get it I get an over whelming fear of “oh god this is it I’m gonna get an epileptic seizure and die” or “this is it. I have a brain tumor” and it’s terrifying.

People have told me that they get Deja vu often as well, but it’s still scary.

Can anyone relate to this? Or tell me if the Deja vu I am feeling is really just derealization?

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If you are really worried, see your doctor. Also, don't Google any symptoms. Almost all Google searches eventually lead to cancer of some type. Googling never relieves the anxiety. It only makes it worse.

Hi plushie, I've had "Deja vu" moments and have never thought twice about it. But then again, I never google anything. It's true in that it always leads to some foreboding, catastrophic event. You know dear, our anxiety has enough of an imagination w/o inviting google along for the ride. I know that's not going to help you now because the seed is already planted in your mind. As b1b1b1 suggested, see your doctor and let him reassure you that you are okay. It will put your mind at ease. I'm sure you are fine. :) xx

Hidden
Hidden

I have the exact same problem!!!!!!! This makes me feel so much less crazy. Legit went between thinking I was having temporal lobe seizures to friggen schizophrenia. Both cleared. Any update on your end?

plushiesaremyjam
plushiesaremyjam in reply to Hidden

Hey I legit just pretty much found out that whenever I am really worried about something. Or it is a trigger for my anxiety and derealization that goes along with it. I’ve talked to my doctor and therapist about it and they both agree that this is all just anxiety. So...yay for us right?

Hidden
Hidden in reply to plushiesaremyjam

Yay for us!!! That’s good. I just did a bit of research and the dream recall thing that I had def would have come up as something seizure related during the EEG. We sound very similar. So we are ok!!

plushiesaremyjam
plushiesaremyjam in reply to Hidden

Having anxiety sucks but it’s easier when there are people around you with the same things going on ^-^

Hidden
Hidden in reply to plushiesaremyjam

Definitely. Omg I legit thought I was going mental. I asked my doc if I was schizo or going through psychosis!!! I’m fine and so are you. We are both very afraid of loss of control!

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