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Hi. First I wanna apologize for this long post but I wanna make sure I have everything in here. Also, just for reference, I am a 19 year old female.
So it all started about a year ago (it was my first year away at college and I had just lost a good friend of mine. I've never had these problems until after my friend died). First I started out with just having some dizziness for a few seconds when I lay down or turn over. I went to the health center and she said it was positional vertigo (also told her what happened and she said it could definitely be stress related also) and it went away after a few weeks. Haven't had that problem again until about a a month or so ago but again it went away and haven't had the problem since.
But what it really scaring me are these headaches. Now, I get headaches pretty often, I always have. My mom does too. But these scare me because they feel kind of different. Most of the time it is not super painful but more of pressure feeling. It is mostly in the back right side, but sometimes the right side and forehead area. Sometimes it feels like someone is pressing down on a part of my head and I can feel the pressure in my teeth (I have been having upper jaw pain also - I have always had a jaw click, but never caused me any problems) Sometimes I also have pressure behind my eyes or just my right eye.
I have been to an eye doctor recently (I heard they can detect brain tumors also) and even brought up the situation with her and she did not say anything was wrong (except my prescription doubled). I also had a blood test done about 2 months ago and the doctor said overall it looked good (slightly high cholestorol and triglicerides, and he said my red blood cells and red blood cell distribution width was slightly larger than normal but he wasn't worried about it, and I read that that can be caused by just a B12 defeciency). I also went to my doctor about this problem over winter break last year and she said it is tension and stress, which is what my parents said too.
I have not been for an mri because my parents won't take me because they say I'm fine. This problem also went away almost completely and I stopped worrying about a brain tumor for about 2 months over the summer. Just at the end of the summer to now it has been starting to come back. Not really as bad as it used to be (I used to basically go to bed and wake up with a headache) and that doesn't really happen anymore, except this morning I woke up with a bit of a headache. Sometimes I can go a day or so without really having a problem and some days are worse than others.
It is very frustrating and I feel like I'm going crazy. Any feedback/reassurance anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated!!
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