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Hi there I have recently been experiencing a pain in the back of my neck which throbs. I went to the doctors yesterday he done a light test in my eyes and said there was nothing wrong. I then ate some mac and cheese which had been in the fridge for 2 days and was sick. When I was sick my neck and throbbing pain went crazy I immediately thought I was having a brain issue so I went to the hospital they ran a neurological test and 3 blood tests all came back fine if something serious was wrong with my brain or my body would it show and I've never been sick of anxiety before :(
 

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when you say you were "sick" i'm taking that to mean you were throwing up? if so, doing so could EASILY strain muscles in your neck that were likely already strained.
 
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I got told this that I'd be having speech problems and vision issues and the pain in my head would be unbearable but for some reason I cant get it out of my head a neurological exam would show worrying signs wouldn't it
 

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I got told this that I'd be having speech problems and vision issues and the pain in my head would be unbearable but for some reason I cant get it out of my head a neurological exam would show worrying signs wouldn't it
never mind you'd also likely be dead or SEVERELY incapacitated by this point. you probably have some strained/pulled muscles in your neck which you further agitated while throwing up. no biggy! you'll feel better in a few days!
 
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never mind you'd also likely be dead or SEVERELY incapacitated by this point. you probably have some strained/pulled muscles in your neck which you further agitated while throwing up. no biggy! you'll feel better in a few days!
So do you think the vomiting was nothing to do with my neck pain and just something I ate or purely down to my anxiety
 

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I agree, I think it was a pulled muscle or strain. The vomiting could be from the Mac and cheese not being good, or from your anxiety. You're not bleeding from your brain, you're okay!!
 
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Yeah I'm just worried and fixated on it can muscle spasms cause throbbing and stuff and I'm sure the nurses or my bloods would of shown something
 

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I had an actual brain bleed. The symptoms started out with a sudden difficulty with speech and within an hour I had loss the use of my right arm. I am very confident that they didn't miss anything. I also have thrown up many times due to anxiety. Hope this info helps you.
 
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I had an actual brain bleed. The symptoms started out with a sudden difficulty with speech and within an hour I had loss the use of my right arm. I am very confident that they didn't miss anything. I also have thrown up many times due to anxiety. Hope this info helps you.
Its just because they didn't do a scan or anything that makes me worry
 

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Its just because they didn't do a scan or anything that makes me worry
they didn't do one because their years of medical training and hundreds if not thousands of hours spent practicing medicine gives them the knowledge and understanding to know that you don't need a ridiculously expensive scan (my last mri was $2,700.)

doctors stand to gain nothing by being lazy and not doing tests that warrant being done. misdiagnosing patients is a great way to get sued and an even better way to lose their license.
 

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Hey there. I sprained my neck awhile back and it was quite painful, also gave me really bad headaches. I mean REALLY bad, where I was certain I was dying of a brain tumor bad. But it all healed up.

A sore neck won't kill you. It can be painful to live through but... it will heal.

If its not just stress and you really did hurt your neck, make sure u get enough rest and use ice/heating packs on it. Also u could possibly benefit from muscle relaxers.

I understand its hard to go through even if a lot of people consider it minor, I empathize. It's like American Society doesn't offer compassion for you unless you are dying dramatically from a gun shot wound like on a TV show, and even then they'd probably be just like 'ehh...'

(But to be fair, ER doctors really do see that sort of thing and thus can better sort out when somebody really is dying and when they only think they are, due to real world experience. I think at times it can indirectly make them too hardened and closed off from compassion.)

Anxiety is horrible and when something is wrong we go to a very dark place of 'cancer/tumor/DEATH FOR SURE' wrong where the reality is much more often like, yeah this happened and its bad and it causes pain/discomfort, but it is not life threatening. The interesting part is that a lot of people who really are going through something 'life threatening' aren't necessarily going to be doom and gloom about it either. They often are, miraculously enough, jovial and good natured about it. That's why anxiety is the true villain to me...
 
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