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Can you please tell how old are you?
Any known medical problem or medicines you are taking?
Do you have any pain ?'
Do you have any other symptoms?
Any investigations done for your problem?
No pain and no other symptoms
Thanks for the information
I would suggest that you do have some investigations by your doctor
This should include complete blood count,electrolyte,thyroid function test,liver and kidney function test and blood glucose level
This can be due thyroid abnormality or a metabolic problem with high blood glucose or electrolyte imbalance
So do see the doctor to get these investigations
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Ive had these blood tests done 2 weeks ago and they came back fine
Alright that is a good sign
In this situation a possibility of chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia should be considered
Chronic fatigue syndrome can present like this and all the investigations can be normal
Another possibility could be fibromyalgia
This can require treatment with exercise therapy and behavioral therapy
Drugs like pregablin and duloxetine can be helpful in fibromyalgia
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How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed? What is fibromyalgia?
Both these disorders are diagnosed clinically and usually all the investigations are normal in both these conditions
You need to discuss these possibilities with your treating doctor and have the required treatment
Fibromyalgia can give rise to pain in addition to various other systemic symptoms and as I said all the investigations are unremarkable
Could this be a brain tumour?
Brain tumor is actually a space occupying lesion and thus causes increased intracranial pressure and so headache and vomiting and other focal signs
This doesn't seems like a brain tumor
The drunk feeling is so bad i cant function properly. What is the treatment options for chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia? Are they life threatening?
No both of them are not life threatening
The treatment option could exercise therapy and cognitive behavior therapy
Drugs like Gabapentin and Duloxetine can help in fibromyalgia
Is this a lifetime thing? I feel like theres no way to get better at the minute. The doctimor keeps saying ive got anxiety
It can go away completely or even if it does not the intensity of symptoms go down considerably
I actually feel like im.dying i feel so out of it. Can it make me feel like that?
As i said the chances of anything serious actually happening are almost zero percent
I really feel like im.dying. i cant even describe how bad this is. I dont even feel like im.here properly and people around me dont seem here either . Everything looks strange
I am so sorry to hear about your current health
But I can assure you it is not a serious thing and once treated you will feel better
My doctor keeps saying its anxiety so i just dont know what to do next. They dont think its a physical thing?
Anxiety can be a possibility but having drunken feeling is not that a usual symptom with anxiety
Thats what i keep saying to the doctors but they are having none of it
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If not any of these things what else could be causing this?
Well considering the normal investigations it is unlikely to be anything else
Im convinced im dying, i just feel so awful
I can assure you there is nothing serious which can be a threat to your life
Just relax and follow my advise
Im so anxious i cant even describe how awful.i feel. Would there be other things if i was dying
If there would have been anything serious your investigations and lab results would definitely have been abnormal
So I am pretty confident that it is not a life threatening problem
What if its something that cant be tested for in blood like an issue in my brain or something?
You don,t have any symptoms suggestive of a brain pathology
If you are very anxious you can ask your doctor to order a CT scan brain for you but I am confident that it will be normal too
I actually went for an mri last weekend and waiting for results now. I referred myself and paid. Will an mri still show any issues if they are there?
Yes absolutely it will show
If the MRI also come back normal then do consider my advise
Is there any other tests i would need to have to make sure theres nithing life threatening. I cant describe how certain i am
I think if MRI turn out to be normal I won,t advise any further test and will treat you with medicines as mentioned above
So its definitely 100% nothing serious?
Yes you are right
Why does it feel so bad as if it is serious then. I cant tell you hoe surreal and weird i feel
It seems more of an anxiety issue then a true medical issue
I would suggest that you should not worry and wait for MRI result and if that turn out to be normal absolutely nothing to worry about
Could anxiety make me feel this unwell
Yes extreme anxiety can cause this
I really cant take this anymore. I feel like im gona drop down dead any minute. How can i stop feeling like this?
You can ask for some anxiolytic drugs from your GP to reduce your fear and anxiety
They have put me on sertraline but its getting worse. I really think im dying
You might get benefit from Lorazepam for short term
Wlhy does everything look and feel weird? I feel like im not on the planetv
It seems like you are very stressed about the situation but nothing more to be concerned of
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How can i feel like im dying if im not?
This can just be a feeling
It ca be due to extreme stress or phobia of death
It does not seems like anything serious so far
What would i have if it was serious?
At least even a single abnormal investigation and symptoms more suggestive of any organ damage
What would those be?
Any system specific symp***** *****ke for example in heart issues any shortness of breath or chest pain etc or any abnormality on heart scan
I am confident that it is not a serious issue
Everyone i speak to says it isnt and i ferl so frustrated because of how bad i feel
I am so sorry to hear all that but as I said these symptoms and all normal investigations point toward the fact that most likely you are over stressed and anxious about it when in reality there is nothing much to worry about
What sort of diseases would show up on an mri?
Any space occupying lesion like tumor for example
Im so scared for getting my results its taking ages for them to come back. Its been a week and they still havnt got them. Is that a bad sign because its taking so long?
No some time the radiology department is overburdened and it can take more than a week so don,t worry about it
If it was something immediately life threatening would it still take a week or would they get in touch sooner?
Yes they must have informed earlier if something serious would have been there
Can the radiographer tell when they are doing the scan?
Not really but usually if something serious found they respond after consulting the radiologist
So just relax hopefully it will be fine
How quick will someone look at it after its done?+
As i said usually they report the emergency scans first and then the outpatient scans
There is absolutely nothing serious about it
Do you think it will be ok? Q
Yes I am pretty confident it will be okay
Ive just got such a bad feeling its going to be a tumour
It is the anxiety which makes you think like that otherwise nothing concerning in it
Can anxiety make me feel constantly spaced out and weird? Its such a hard thing to cope with. I dont feel here or on the planet all the time. Its like im going to die any second
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Is there any brain diseases which would cause this?
As i said if there is a localized lesion like a tumor it would cause localizing sign like weakness of one arm or leg etc
This does not look like a brain pathology to me
Its like im half unconscious amd just not here properly. I dont feel like im ke at all
I would wait for the MRI result and then can discuss further
Once again I am hopeful that it is not a serious thing '
Do you think ill survive the weekend? I dont feel like i will
Yes you will for sure
Why does it feel like im going to die any second?;it just feels like im going to go unconscious all day
If you are feeling so bad go to the doctor and have some anxiolytic
Is that not a sign of a serious illness?
Would someone have definitely been in touch by now if it was really serious?
I don,t see anything serious
All i want is to feel.well enough to get by day by day. Do you think the gp would of known if something waa really wrong?
All those normal tests which have been done so far are in favor that the chances of anything serious are very low
I know but those tests wouldnt indicate a problem with my brain would they?
Yes you are right but as I said examination could have revealed an abnormality
I dont think its anything else in my body because i dont have any other symptoms accept this one in my head so im convinced its something on there
Well I think you will only relax after getting a normal result of MRI
Im praying its normal but im not very hopeful
I am hopeful of a normal MRI scan
Will any issue with the brain show up on an mri? I didnt have the constrast so im worried it wont show up if somethings there
Yes its fine to have an MRI without contrast as it will show up any abnormality of brain
Why do they use the contrast then?
If they found something abnormal on normal MRI then sometime they give contrast to see if there is any contrast enhancement as usually some lesions do enhance on giving contrast
Ok so it will definitely show if something is there? Im absolutely terrified
Yes it will
Do uou think im going to be ok?
Yes pretty much so
Is there anything i can do in the meantime to stop the spacey feeling and to feel like i cam function better? Its like everything around me is so far away and not really there
Ive had acan results everything appears normal. Just one comment on there. Mild inflammatory changes in maxillary and ethmoid air cells, orherwise normal study.
What does this mean?
That is a really great news
It only mentioned some inflammatory changes in the sinuses
So just relax as nothing serious in it
So what does it mean? Do i need traetment for that?
You can see the ENT consultant to assess the sinuses and see if you need any treatment
What do they normally do for that? Is it a serious condition? Ive never heard of it
No they might give you some anti-inflammatory and decongestant and if it looks infected then antibiotic
Could this be causing my spaciness?
No it wont
Aw well, so is it looking increasingly more likely thst this is anxiety related?
Yes it seems so
So it can definitely be nothing serious now thr scan had bern done? Its so hard for me to process that anxiety is causing this
Well up till now we can not say that it is anything else but anxiety
So do you think it could be something serious that hasnt been picked up.yet? A
No i think you need to be treated for anxiety and I will not do any further investigation at this point
Will this spaciness get better soon?
Yes hopefully it will
Do you think i could be stuck with it?
I feel it can improve once the treatment is started
Is there a chance i could be stuck like this?