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Brain tumor

Discussion in 'Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)' started by CG2244, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. CG2244

    CG2244 New Member

    Jan 1, 2018
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    Hi all. I'm new here but looking for some relief and help! My family all thinks I'm nuts and I probably am! Lol. Sure feel like it anyway. I'm the only hypochondriac in the family. I always think there's something wrong but my tick right now is a brain tumor.
    I'm just sure I have one. I just don't feel right. I never was dizzy or have headaches and since it's on my mind all the time, I feel like I have been lately.
    I've been under tons of stress lately but I feel like my mind is just not there. I'm forgetting things, getting things mixed up, have a hard time concentrating and get confused easily.
    Someone help and ease my mind!!!
  2. Kelculator

    Kelculator Active Member

    Dec 10, 2017
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    Before I was diagnosed with GAD, I have had weeks of dizziness and vertigo, accompanied with horrible fatigue. Turns out anxiety cause them all, which really shocked me. Those symptoms were so real!
    In fact, anxiety can cause so many problems that messes with you. Concentration problem, dizziness... They are much more common than you think. I dismiss almost all of my "oh no I'm dizzy" spells nowadays, since I know the sensation too well.
    A tumor is not characterized with such few and non severe symptoms most of the time, as far as I know. When I had severe vertigo problems and was afraid I had some tumors in my brain, a doctor told me that this is in fact not even close to the actual symptoms of having brain tumors. So yes, I hope this makes you feel better!
    And you're not alone, at all. We are all hypochondriacs here(!) So do come frequently and make yourself home when necessary.
  3. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2016
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    It seems like your hypochondria is an outlet for your stress. What I mean is that you are stressed and instead of punching a wall, you tell yourself that you are sick when you are not. Write your stresses down on a notebook and try to deal with them one at a time and when a sickness comes to mind, dismiss it and put an image of an ice cream cone (for example) in its place.

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