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    Old 11-10-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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    This is my first post on this forum, so hi.

    I am a teenage boy who has a decent amount of anxiety. For the past two months, I have had a sore throat, as well as a swollen uvula (don't worry, this leads somewhere). However, starting yesterday, I have had headaches REMARKABLY similar to what doctors say is like a "Brain Tumor Headache." It started in the morning, lasted all day, and was mostly in one spot. When I woke up today, I felt a small bit of pressure in that one area-albeit, without much of a headache. Additionally, there is pressure on my neck. Also, recently I have felt somewhat fatigued, but this could be because I wake up at 6 every day for school. Also, I may or may not have felt a small bit of tingling in my hand, which I've heard is a symptom. Lastly, there was one night in which I was nauseous, but this was probably because I had eaten a weird combination of foods.

    The only reasons I likely don't have a brain tumor is because on October 28th I had a blood test, where my white cell count and actions was perfectly normal, and I had an MRI about 2 months ago where my brain was observed for an hour, and it was perfectly normal.

    If anyone can give me advice on what to do and if I should go to my doctor's, that would be highly appreciated. I am very worried, so if anyone can reply today, that would be very helpful.

     
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    Old 11-10-2013, 09:28 AM   #2
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    Re: Do I Have a Brain Tumor?

    You either have tonsillitis or rhinitis (allergic or non-allergic) it seems to me. Since your white cell count was normal, I'm leaning towards the rhinitis...or it could be viral thing. SOme suggestions:

    Alka seltzer plus
    Zyrtec
    Saline Sinus Rinse

    3 or 4 days of those should show some improvement

     
    Old 11-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #3
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    Re: Do I Have a Brain Tumor?

    It may be worth mentioning that no aspirin helped the headache go away, like ibuprofen, etc.

     
    Old 11-10-2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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    Re: Do I Have a Brain Tumor?

    Hi,

    I think your headaches are caused by anxiety.
    You sound very anxious for a person of your age. Anxiety will cause more
    problems than you could imagine.
    Learn to relax more and if you cant do it without help then seek whatever help is available to you.
    Test has revealed NO brain disorder and that is good news, I wish you well,

    Solofelix.

     
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    Re: Do I Have a Brain Tumor?

    Aspirin doesn't help sinus related issues.

     
    Old 11-15-2013, 10:59 PM   #6
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    Re: Do I Have a Brain Tumor?

    Have you been tested for mono

     
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