I know medical advice is not allowed to be given on here so please understand I’m not looking for that.
I am just struggling emotionally right now as I’m on day 6 of a ‘migraine’ and my symptoms scare me. I am a worrier and I just always think the worst. How do I stop myself from thinking I have a brain tumor? I just am looking for people who have been there and know how to handle this unrelenting fear. Right now I believe it’s a strong possibility that I might but I know that I tend to always worry about worst case scenario. The last brain MRI I had was 9 months ago and nothing was there at the time. I have this nagging feeling in my head that’s different than any migraine I’ve had before, it won’t go away, it’s like a pressure/pulling feeling, and so it just makes me think I must have a tumor. If I sit here and look up tumor symptoms I will have a full on panic attack about it so instead I’m turning to this forum. I feel like I can’t share this with anyone because I don’t want to upset anyone or make them think I’m crazy. I’ve been followed pretty closely about my migraines for about 4 years now with an MRI once a year and I have white matter lesions from migraine but nothing else. Now I pretty much just panic that something deadly is happening. I have an appointment to see my neuro in about a month and a half and he’s away for the holidays until then. I know if I call the office they will just tell me to take more meds or put me on some other med. I mean if there’s a big problem I guess they’ll try to get me seen by a different dr. I just tend to panic a lot so I hate calling when there’s nothing really wrong.
Anyone understand this?