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I suffer from bad health anxiety So I’m a bit worried. I

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I suffer from bad health anxiety
So I’m a bit worried.I have pressure on the top of my head and back of neck and tight muscles, tight temples and if is more on the left side. A little dizzy and sick
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I shall be assisting you today. I'm reviewing your query & will get back to you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

This can be a stress headache or raised blood pressure can be the cause. I would recommend taking tylenol, taking lots of fluids and monitor your blood pressure. It should get better by taking tylenol so try to overcome stress as it would aggravate the situation.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
My Gp check my blood pressure and it is normal
I have had this headache for a week.
Do you think it is related to my anxiety
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sometimes it cause facial pressure and ear pain
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for the reply.

It can be related to anxiety but if you have any flu-like symptom then sinusitis can be the cause. Taking tylenol CF should help. Take camomile tea as it is soothing. Try to overcome your anxiety.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I’m scared incase it’s something serious
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

It does not look anything serious as you have seen a doctor as well and he could not pick anything on examination so wait and watch for few days, it is most likely anxiety related.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I’m scared incase it’s a brain tumour/ cyst
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for the reply.

It does not look like a brain tumor so do not be upset about it. Followup with your doctor if it does not get better in a week time.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Can tension anxiety headache cause ear pain and dizzy and facial pressure
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

Yes, it can cause these symptoms as well.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it’s anything serious
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

I think it is related to anxiety so do not stress yourself.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

Please let me know if you have followup questions.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
How long will all this take to go away ?
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

It should get better in a week when stress is over.

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Best wishes.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Will it only get better if I don’t have no anxiety
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

Yes, if it is the cause.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it is something else
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

I do not think so.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I’m scared and worried
It’s Meniere's Disease
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I’m so scared I cry all the time
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

As I have told you already stress would make it worse and you can see a doctor for further reassurance.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
They say it sounds like tension headaches
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think I have Meniere's Disease
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 2 months ago.

I am going to opt out and let another expert help you.

Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Hi, just to be sure, please also get referral to ENT specialist and go for tests like MRI to rule out Acoustic Neuroma like condition in light of ear and face related pain, dizziness etc.

Good luck.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I’m scared , I’m going to die
I’m scared in case it’s a brain tumour, or brain cyst, Meniere's Disease
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Any of these three conditions are treatable.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it’s a brain tumour, brain cyst ?I suffer with health anxiety
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Brain tumor has vomiting, severe headache and visual problems with symptoms increasing day by day. History does not suggest such. Please take deep breaths and exercise indoor - outdoor to alley anxiety.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think I have something serious?
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

No. You will be fine.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I’m so scared
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Please give positive rating and then also chat shall continue.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it could be labyrinthitis
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Virus can affect many areas of throat and ears including labyrinth. Yes, could be. Rate positively.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I went to my doctor
And he checked my earsHe said I have labyrinthitis and said it can last for weeks .He won’t do a MRI
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Please persist with him by periodic visits for re-checkup. Good luck.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it’s something serious
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

No.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Are you being honestI know I’m scared
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Serious illness comes with least notice and any lingering symptom is not serious.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I’m scared incase it’s a tumour in my ear.
Or a cyst in my brain
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

A short one week history never raises these diagnoses for consideration.

Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

High time you gave positive rating!

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What do you mean ?
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

We get recompensed with positive rating.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think I have a tumour in my ear ?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I’m worried incase it’s the blood flow to my brain
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

No unless you are deaf on that side.

Headache can be due to blood vessels.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think I have something serious?
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Not at present. And one has to accept that one never knows what happens tomorrow.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That don’t help my anxiety
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What do you think is wrong with me ?
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Difficult to say without examination in person and tests.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
My doctor won’t do a mriAnd I’m scared it’s something serious and it’s making my anxiety worse .
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
worried incase it’s Intracranial hypertensionI don’t have high blood pressure my blood pressure is normal
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Intracranial pressure has vomiting, severe headache.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I scared incase not enough blood is getting to my brain .
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have all this for 3 weeks
And it is really making me scared .
And my doctor won’t do a mri scan .I don’t know what to do
I don’t want to die
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Record symptoms, weigh yourself twice weekly and report if losing any weight or other alarming new symptom.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think I have something serious?
Be honest
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Not the least.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What you mean ?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
My symptoms are tight neck and back muscles, head pressure and tight temples
Ear pressure and dizzy when lay on my left side .
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

If possible please see an ENT specialist in private practice.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it’s serious
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

No but helps allay anxiety, fear.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What do you mean ?
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Diagnosis can be decided.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it could be my anxiety doing it ?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

5 * positive rating please.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it’s all my anxiety doing this ?
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

No

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it’s something serious?
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

No.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it’s meniere disease.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Could be. Rating positively is advised before going on further please.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Is that serious
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you think it’s meniere disease. Or my anxiety
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
will a brain MRI scan show if I have Acoustic Neuroma
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 2 months ago.

Chat post positive rating.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.