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    An_249388 posted:
    Hi all,

    I am new here and hoping to get some help from you wonderful people.

    I am 27 years old, minimal exercise, 185 lbs and 6'1 in height, somewhat of a healthy eater, 10-12 hour intense work days in front of the computer in an HR function, going to school full-time as well for IT so the computer time is typically 14 hours per day over the past 10 years.

    I believe I have been a hypochondriac my whole life and have always worried that something is wrong with me even when there wasn't. I was diagnosed with anxiety and take Diazepam every once in a while - probably once or twice per month. Other than that, my tests have been normal every year at the doctor.

    Now to the issue, I have been having this weird feeling that something is wrong inside my head - like a Brain Tumor. I have been constantly thinking about it but do not have the funds to go get an MRI at this time. I have a $5,000 deductible at work and I recently got engaged and I pay for everything in our lives given that she is going to school full-time. My savings account has been depleted so I am saving the specialist as the last resort. Here are some of the symptoms I am having:

    - Constant Nausea

    - Blurred Vision sporadically - This is something that could be related to my contacts given I wear the overnight kind that I take out every 1.5 months.

    - Constant feeling that I am dizzy

    - Every time I sneeze or push when I use the restroom ( so any kind of pressure) and the top left side of my skull tingles.

    - When I eat anything spicy, I seem to get a little dizzy

    - Always feeling overwhelmed

    - Mood Swings

    - No passion for anything in life including outside activities or leaving the house

    - Don't have the willingness to do anything but be in bed or be on my computer playing games with friends

    I read on some of the Brain Tumor symptoms and looks like a lot of people have headaches associated with the tumor. I actually never have headaches.

    So ultimately, I am not certain if I have anything or if it's just my imagination but I am starting to get really scared reading all this stuff on the internet. Hoping someone here can help me and possibly guide me in the right direction.

    Thanks everyone!
    cardiostarusa1 responded:

    "I have been having this weird feeling that something is wrong inside my head - like a Brain Tumor"

    Hopefully it's nothing as drastic/serious as that.

    Since the focus/scope of this forum is on heart disease/heart conditions, priority-selected info is provided below.

    Best of luck down the road of life. Live long and prosper.

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