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Headache while concentrating hard on any thing - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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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
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