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MS and Brain Tumor fears

MCH2012

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Posting for my best friend:
She has very bad health anxiety, she has been experiencing tingling on the arch of her foot, lightheadedness. She’s going for an MRI on Monday and a EMG on Friday. Anyone have anything I can tell her that she’s okay and she isn’t going to die?? I google for her and try to make her feel better but nothing works. She has started to see a therapist two weeks ago.
 

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I’m not a doctor, but if those are the only symptoms, they sound minor and easily explained. Why are they doing the tests? To make her happy, or for sound medical reasons?
 

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The brain can really trick you into feeling things and believing the worst.
I had numbness on my right side of body and especially my head and face, arms. Went to the ER and got a CT scan - clear.
You would be surprised how soon after that the symptoms went away.
Oh, and not just numbness. It was a tingly feeling as well.
 

MCH2012

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I think he’s doing them to cover all bases and to make her feel better. Hellothere thanks for the past experience I’ll tell her about it maybe it will make her feel a little better!
 

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The brain can really trick you into feeling things and believing the worst.
I had numbness on my right side of body and especially my head and face, arms. Went to the ER and got a CT scan - clear.
You would be surprised how soon after that the symptoms went away.
Oh, and not just numbness. It was a tingly feeling as well.
I'm dealing with this right now. Ive been experiencing alot of on and off numbness mostly in my face. I had numbness on the right side of my face in june and did the same thing you did...i went to the ER and my brain CT scan came back normal. I don't understand whats causing it. I worry everyday that its something serious like MS or a neurological disorder. I even still irrationally worry that it's a brain tumor even though my CT scan was normal. What do you think its from?
 

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Thank you! I let her read it... She had a bad night last night. Her arm was pulsating for like 5 minutes and believes she has ALS. Not sure what to do for her
 
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