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Old 12-02-2018, 05:47 PM   #1
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Should I be concerned?

Over the past few weeks, I have found myself tripping over words (meaning to say one word but saying another mid sentence) and sometimes having trouble finding the correct word. Each seems to happen once or twice daily. I'm worried this is the first sign of a brain tumor. Can anxiety also cause this? I'm a very anxious person, always thinking the worse. I'm sure this is just another example.

 
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:20 AM   #2
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Dear ccross,

Definitely even the tripping over words easily could be from the anxiety.

Definitely jumping from trouble with finding the correct word to fear that you have cancer is a huge leap. If, God forbid, you ever are diagnosed with cancer, that is soon enough to think about it.

Hon, you need to get into counseling and discover where the fear and anxiety is coming from. It likely has nothing at all to do with your physical health. You can learn to tell yourself this rather than allowing fear to control your thoughts. I think it is normal to sometimes wonder what is going on. Someone taught me that we cannot think two thoughts at once. We can choose what we dwell on. You can tell yourself, "there I go again, worrying over something I don't know is true". and you can choose to think about soothing subjects.

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Old 12-03-2018, 06:49 AM   #3
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Dear ccross,

Definitely even the tripping over words easily could be from the anxiety.

Definitely jumping from trouble with finding the correct word to fear that you have cancer is a huge leap. If, God forbid, you ever are diagnosed with cancer, that is soon enough to think about it.

Hon, you need to get into counseling and discover where the fear and anxiety is coming from. It likely has nothing at all to do with your physical health. You can learn to tell yourself this rather than allowing fear to control your thoughts. I think it is normal to sometimes wonder what is going on. Someone taught me that we cannot think two thoughts at once. We can choose what we dwell on. You can tell yourself, "there I go again, worrying over something I don't know is true". and you can choose to think about soothing subjects.

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Thanks for the reply. I over stress about little things. Yesterday I couldn't remember the word manicotti while at the store with my wife. That set off my brain tumor fear. Then later at night I was talking to my daughter and meant to say unicorn and it came out as uniform and the anxiety started all over again. Then I run to google and all that comes up is brain tumor and cancer topics. Its a vicious circle.

 
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Old 12-03-2018, 12:34 PM   #4
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Re: Should I be concerned?

Are you having headaches or seeing or writing words incorrectly?

Everyone forgets words.... I tend to make up words, lol.

Question....what else has changed recently? Any diet or health, med changes?
I suggest you discuss with your doctor and have blood tests, especially vitamin b12 and d.

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Old 12-04-2018, 08:20 AM   #5
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Dear ccross,

You are welcome.

Very definitely to be healthy you MUST get control of your fears. Hon there are free anxiety support groups. Ask around. Allowing ourselves to stress over little things really is much more harmful to our health than we might imagine. The brain in wonderful but if you fill it full of what ifs it just causes confusion!

We need to learn what is 'small stuff' and in fact most things on our minds are small stuff.

Google is not your friend.

Google is not a doctor.

Google does not know you.

I recommend that you stay off google unless you are looking for directions on how to cook a steak or how to change oil in your car.

Consulting google about your thought life is asking for trouble.
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