The Student Room Group

Health concerns

My health is terrible. I have undergone and I am still undergoing scans such as CT, Ultrasound and MRI scans. Doctors have been doing these scans since I was a teenager and I am now an young adult. I am experiencing headaches, seizures, mood and personality changes and confusion. I am worried it could be a tumour or scans. Any advice or support?
Reply 1
Hello,
I recently was also subjected to a barrage of scans and tests to check for malignancy as well, all clear barring scarred lungs and an airway obstructed by mucus plugging. If they find cancer there's a lot more they can do for it these days and if it is that there's nothing you can do about it now, if they find it, you can start treatment and you'll be in a position to reassess with the full facts at your disposal not just fears. I am still waiting to hear back from a specialist about the lung scarring and obstructed airway, so I get how nervewracking it is waiting for a potentially terminal diagnosis. Here if you need anything.
Reply 2
Original post by ROTL94 4
Hello,
I recently was also subjected to a barrage of scans and tests to check for malignancy as well, all clear barring scarred lungs and an airway obstructed by mucus plugging. If they find cancer there's a lot more they can do for it these days and if it is that there's nothing you can do about it now, if they find it, you can start treatment and you'll be in a position to reassess with the full facts at your disposal not just fears. I am still waiting to hear back from a specialist about the lung scarring and obstructed airway, so I get how nervewracking it is waiting for a potentially terminal diagnosis. Here if you need anything.

Thank you for your support. It is much appreciated.

These problems I am having have gotten in the way of my everyday life and they have affected me the most socially because I have missed out on meeting people and making friendships (I do have a small group of friends from back home but I rarely see them), I haven't been able to go to public places and I have not been able to go to work consistently. I have been focusing on myself and finishing university (I graduate next year) but it's a long unpredictable process of not knowing how I am going to feel the next day and what else I am going to experience the day after that, hence why I keep to myself.
Reply 3
Original post by Anonymous #1
Thank you for your support. It is much appreciated.

These problems I am having have gotten in the way of my everyday life and they have affected me the most socially because I have missed out on meeting people and making friendships (I do have a small group of friends from back home but I rarely see them), I haven't been able to go to public places and I have not been able to go to work consistently. I have been focusing on myself and finishing university (I graduate next year) but it's a long unpredictable process of not knowing how I am going to feel the next day and what else I am going to experience the day after that, hence why I keep to myself.

I absolutely understand. I am out of breath on minimal exertion, wheeze and cough a lot. Probably from the mucus plugging, but even if it's not cancer they should still find out what's wrong with you, and if the MRI brain is clear that's one less thing for you to worry about, although not having answers when you experience debillitating symptoms regularly is quite frustrating knowing what it's not is also beneficial. They will find out even if you have to be referred elsewhere for further tests. Remember to stress that it's disabing and has left you with a low quality of life. The challenge prediagnosis is not letting your mind run away with itself, doing things you enjoy is good for this, without me doing that I'd be in a pit worrying about dying 24hrs a day, I would also avoid researching things, if you're doing that it just makes it worse, Google rarely has anything good to say about any medical problem. It's good that you're going to graduate, I did as well graduation in January. Now is the time to take care of yourself, not torture yourself.

Quick Reply

Latest

Trending

Trending