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Pressure in head and weakness

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Hello �� I’m 19 years old and lately I've been scared that i have brain cancer. It's been almost 2 weeks that i have this weird sensation in my head, not really like a headache but weird like a pression in my head, and it wont go away all day long. It doesn't hurt but it's really annoying. Sometimes i wake up in the middle of the night and feel really bad like im dying and than i start shaking, i cant control the shaking part, and my legs get cold. Also I've been feeling very weak and walk around like im drunk. I haven't gone outside all this time because im afraid something bad is gonna happen. Can this be brain tumor or is it possible that im suffering from anxiety, beacuse i do think of this all day long and im really scared
Thank you for reading this ��

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replied October 19th, 2017
Brain Cancer Answer A62424
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description and the history that you gave it is highly unlikely that you have a brain tumor. There is no history of profuse vomiting and headache of long term and associated seizures/fits. There is no focal neurological deficit. Its most likely if an anxiety disorder such as a panic attack. you should not lock yourself at home and should consult a Neurologist. if there is any possibility of a space occupying lesion then you are Doctor may advise brain imaging in the form of an MRI or CT scan. if there is no such evidence then your doctor may advise benzodiazepines and SSRI s like paroxetine as part of the treatment for anxiety disorder. He may also advise behaviour behavioral cognitive therapy and psychotherapy as part of the management.

Wishing you best of health


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