Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
160 Doctors are Online

Headache while concentrating hard on any thing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Headache and Migraines
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2248 Questions
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   Ok im worried that i might have double vision but im not all to sure. like if i stare long at something i can start to see an outline of a second thing
User :   like if i concentrate on one thing
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i dont know if that is double vision or something normal
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   May I know since when you are haing this proble
Doctor :   m
User :   welll ive kinda just noticed it today..
Doctor :   May I know if you have headache ?
User :   yes i do....ive been to the doctors 4 times because i am obssesively woried that i have a tumor they checked me and said that i dont have one
User :   they said my headache is due to stress
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now im still worried that i have a brain tumor so i dont know if im causing myself to see something by concentrating hard on it or what.
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like vomitings ?
Doctor :   Blurring of vision ?
User :   ive vommited once a couple days of ago. went to the doctors then they said it was due to my anxiety
Doctor :   ok
User :   idk if my vision is blurry i mean i have an ok time reading this
Doctor :   Has your double vision progressed considerably or is static ?
User :   it seems to only be with computer things though
User :   like i havnt noticed this with anything else
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please close each eye , when you chat with me and let me know if it is left/right/both eyes ?
User :   i dont see doubles right now its just when i really focus on one thing
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   idk if it has to do with the light on the computer or is it me
Doctor :   I would advise you to go to an opthalmologist for a Snellen's charts test, which is best and can rule out if there is anything.
User :   Each time i went to the doctor they looked into my eyes checked my balance and strength and said it all checked out fine...and that i dont have a brain tumor (They checked these things because i told them i was so worried about a brain tumor.) Would they have caught the brain tumor by preforming those tests?
User :   well would they have gotten a sign or trace of a tumor?
User :   they asked me if i wanted to do a ct scan..i told the doctor it was up to her(even though i kinda wanted to say yes). she said she sees no reason to suspect that i have a tumor and that the ct scan wouldve done more harm than good
Doctor :   Yes, i would say, but if you want to be ruled out or if you are getting a bit jittery on this, I would say a CT Scan will rule out everything.
User :   i went 4 times because of my anxiety about it. i want to trust that they wouldve caught it but i still get nervous about it
Doctor :   What she has said is true as CT causes radiation but if you want tu rule out and sleep better and rest in peace. then I would advise for CT
Doctor :   But I still feel, you are quite normal.
Doctor :   And you dont require all these tests done.
Doctor :   Do you have anything else that I need to answer ?
User :   so i should just relax and not worry about a ct?
User :   would they have seen something in my eyes if i had a tumor?
User :   because she checked my eyes the most
Doctor :   Yeah , as 4 times examination by doctors is very essential thing to pint out something.
Doctor :   And they would have sensed something, if they would have seen something wrong.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Thank you for ocnsulting me.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   yes sorry
Doctor :   No problme, please go on.
User :   Ok so i can saftely not worry about a brain tumor? is there any medicine i can ask my doctor to put me on for my anxiety?
Doctor :   Yes sure, there are a pretty large no. of anxiolytics.
User :   ive just been so wrapped up on the brain tumor thing i litteraly think about it the whole time im awake that i kinda think its causing my headaches and everything
Doctor :   You can ask her to put on Celexa, Fluoxetine,Fluvoxamine .
Doctor :   Either of These 3 at very low doses will help you out .
User :   my family doesnt even have a history of brain tumors so it would be extrememly rare for me to get is that right?
User :   im 18 too
Doctor :   Yeah.
Doctor :   And at your age , extremley rare
User :   I really want to let go of the idea of a brain tumor but my anxiety wont let me =/
Doctor :   We see most of the cases above 40.
Doctor :   I would say a CBT would help you more .
User :   CBT?
Doctor :   A detailed discussion with your psychiatrist as if yo do not have any and if you keep thinking you have a disease is a psychiatric problme which needs help - CBT.
Doctor :   Cognitive Behavioral Theray.
User :   my doctor actually set up an app with a hypnothearpist
User :   because she was so worried about my anxiety
Doctor :   That is very good.
Doctor :   How is your blood pressure ?
User :   i think they said it was normal when i went in there
User :   they checked my blood pressure twice
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   The thing is. Im worried i have a brain tumor because of my headaches and i have headaches probably because im worrying so im in a vicious cycle
Doctor :   I would advise you to take a decision either way : User :   Im going to try to relax for a week not try to think about my head and see if everything goes away
Doctor :   And if not , no big harm go ahead with the CT Scan or Go ahead with psychiatric help.
Doctor :   Test yourself for 2 weeks
User :   the doctor was confident that she wasnt going to find anything when she asked if i wanted a ct thats why she keeps saying that i should
User :   shouldnt get a ct
Doctor :   Please go ahead with CBT.
User :   Ok i will.
User :   thank you very much for reassuring me that i dont have a brain tumor =)
Doctor :   Yeah, do not worry, go ahead and you will do well
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor