About 2 weeks ago i collaped and lost consciousness for only a few seconds. ever since then i have been feeling faint with numb pressure around my head and feeling like i am losing control of my body. i get tinlging in my hands and feet and my vision can be blurred. i have presented myself to emergency room twice and my blood tests have come back normal. they say it could just be a virus. i am concerned it is a brain tumour. my ecg scan has also come up abnormal and they did refer me to a heart specialist. i also have a history of anxiety but i do not like to blame every illness on stress and anxiety. i am currently taking lovan but want to get off it. i also sometimes wake up with cramps in my head and i also have some neck pain. all up these symptoms have persisted for about 1 month. i am a 21 year old female. i am quite worried and would appreciate any advice. thanks :)
An EKG is done with the electrodes placed at various places, wrists. Same as EKG, synonymous. A holter monitor, is what is worn 24 hours, battery operated, just for a day to look at the pattern. I'm glad they are doing a CT just to rule everything out, can never be too safe. Let me know how the scan goes, and are you serious about the specialist?!!?
Coming from someone who has had a brain tumor, I will try and offer you any reassurance I possible can. I had my tumor removed when I was 19, I'm 21 now. I had headaches to the point I could not watch tv, get out of bed, drive in a car, all without getting sick, these progressed within three weeks. My neck was stiff due to the location, cerebellum. If you're having headaches, a brain tumor would be causing hydracephalus (increased brain pressure). If you're having a heart problem, not getting enough oxygen or blood to the brain could be equally as troubling. I would be more (this is my opinion only, not a dr) inclined to look at the heart abnormality than at a brain tumor. Is there anything else that makes you think it is a brain tumor, any other symptoms? Sometimes headaches are the only thing, I won't dispute that, but having a heart condition could certainly be causing a painful headache also. Me, I had headaches for two weeks, progressing, loosing my balance, dizziness, uncoordination, etc. everything consistant with a cerebellar lesion. Have you tried any pain medicines, stupid question, but have to ask. Let me know. Chances are if you haven't had progressing symptoms, you wouldn't have a BT, or extremely!! slow growing over a month If you honestly do need to put to rest the idea that you have a brain tumor, you would need an MRI, usually that is solid evidence. Otherwise I would look more at a EKG or ECG, do you know which one, if you have one done?
Thanks Pixiangelj for your response and concern and i am glad that your are on the mend. I went back to my dr. last Friday and he has organised a CT scan on my brain for this Wednesday. The doctors at the hospital did an ECG scan on my heart and then referred me to a specialist..although with the way our public health system is going, i may be waiting up to 12 months to see someone.
If the CT scan comes up all clear...hopefully i may then be able to relax a bit better. If the symptoms still persist i will make sure i continue complaining to my dr. to have further heart scans done. I know the doctors at the hospital did suggest i have a heart monitor attatched to me for 24hrs to document the tracings of my heart. Is that what an EKG is?
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