My mom (86) has been diagnosed with a penny sized benign meningioma ( tumor) in the back of her neck pushing on the spine. It had started to cause symptoms such as numbness in her left arm and hand. Her head is also being affected with a little dizziness and her eyes get blurry and she feels like her head is full like it's going to pop .I went to a neurologist and neurosurgeon with her the neurologist said no operation and the Nero surgeon wasn't crazy about the idea either but said if her symptoms get worse over time that's the only option but wasn't sure about outcome or the recovery it could go either way either great or she could have complications he just didn't know .My family and I decided not to put her through it operation and so far she can get around with a walker she is complaining of the fullness feeling in her head which the Nero surgeon was confused because he said The head symptoms sounded like something else he was more concerned about numbness in the arms and legs . she had an MRI so there is nothing else detected in her head and had several CAT scans at the ER before she was diagnosed we brought her three times and they thought she was having a stroke so they did a CAT scan on her brain and showed nothing . The question is could this possibly be anxiety related ? It comes and goes but when it comes she gets pretty panicky and feels like she's going to pass out but she never does it just sort of goes away after 20 minutes or so . I just don't know what type of doctor to send her to for this problem because I don't really know what It is. She Is a depressed lady her husband my dad passed away a few years back so I'm thinking her depression has gotten worse and she refuses to take antidepressants because she says she's not crazy , she is old school and thinks only crazy people take them.