Have GERD and problems with head and neck...worried about brain cancer.

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snakelover
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   Posted 10/27/2007 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
my stomach appears to be getting better, but a lot of the symptoms in my head aren't going away, my doctor says thats probably because of the amount of stress i had been feeling, but of course i still think i have brain cancer, but i was wondering if anyone else with acid reflux has ever been worried about brain cancer because of the way their head/neck feels
 
 
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   Posted 10/27/2007 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there snakelover.

I can say I have never thought I had brain cancer due to GERD, and I am sorry you are feeling that way.

You probably do not have brain cancer, and it isn't something you should worry yourself with. If you doctor felt there was reason to worry, he definatley would have investigated your situation more. He wouldn't let you leave his office possibly having brain cancer.

You have to try your best to relax...your mind can start to think all sorts of crazy things if you let it, and stress can be really bad for you.

Wishing you all the best.
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snakelover
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   Posted 10/27/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks

snakelover
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   Posted 10/27/2007 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
i just want to clarify that the reason why i think it's brain cancer is because i havn't gone to the GI yet so my mind still worries about other things

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   Posted 10/28/2007 1:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to hear this as well.  Maybe this will be reassuring: unless you have already been diagnosed with metastastic cancer of another organ, vomiting profusely, having double vision, falling over, slurring your words, and are experiencing some paralysis, the likelihood of your having brain cancer is essentially zero.  There's way more interesting things to worry about, but it seems like what you need is to worry less.  Definitely by all means, try to stay off those crazy health sites that want to "diagnose" you; no doc in their right mind would diagnose a patient based off an internet response.  If you've recently been seen by the doctor, have no alarm. 
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snakelover
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   Posted 10/28/2007 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you so much

Rick2609
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   Posted 10/28/2007 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
i know that when my gerds and acid reflux acted up thank god i have not had any problem for two weeks.but when it did act up my neck was tight felt like someone twisted my neck and i would get head achs felt like i was running a fever .i would have little sharp pains on the side of my head.i just figurd it was stress due to lack of sleep my acid reflux and gerds .now that my stomach and acid reflux has not been bothering me my neck and head feel better and i have totally learn to just relax.i used to take valium that my doctor gave me and said try them and they did relax me and it did also help relax my stomach .i think i have things pretty much under control now and don't take anything .but carrot juice in the moring and my apple cider vinegar two glasses a day and  two table spoons of raw honey.the honey soothes my throat and is good for you.hope this helps you.some times these health foods help others and works fine and others they don't.just try and relax and tell your self this thing is not going to take control of your body stand strong and you take back the control of your body.and get back to good health.your the only one that can control that.if you let it take control you will be misserable for the rest of your life.your friend Rick

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snakelover
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   Posted 10/28/2007 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
rick you are amazing, you give such good advice and thanks because thats sounds like exactly how my head and neck feel i'll try to relax and enjoy my week

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   Posted 10/28/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Rick--you ARE amazing! I was just having a bad moment (other than GERD)---and read your post---and you are right----I have to take control of my body-----I have to get my health back! I DON'T want to be miserable the rest of my life---I am going to write what you said in my journal! Thanks Rick!---YOU ROCK!

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   Posted 10/28/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
glad to be of some help.keep it possitive and any time you feel that ache in your neck or head its just the bad thing wanting to take over .just ignore it and it will go away i find that if i do something like painting writing a song just anything to keep your mind off the problem.i get so busy that i for got what was bothering me.take care and get well .any time you need to chat i will get back with you asap.your friend RICK

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