I have been getting headaches everyday since last saturday. They are mild and start after a few hours of me being awake. I have also been having dizzy spells - vertigo. I fear it is a brain tumour; specifically an acoustic neuroma because the symptoms that this type of tumour causes are all symptoms I have. My tinnitus in my right ear started when I was 18 - I am now 21. The vertigo and headaches started a week ago and I am worried that the tumour has been slowly growing all that time. My left top eyelid has been twitching for about 3 months now as well.
I know that all these symptoms are also symptoms of anxiety and it is more likely just my anxiety - but that doesn't stop my worrying. I have been trying to stop the worrying since they began. The first 3 days I told myself it was stress and nothing more... I was fine. Then on that fourth day my fear/anxiety had taken over - now I can't get over it. I keep telling myself how rare it is for me to get it - I also keep telling myself that the survival rates for brain tumours are highest (80% I read) in young adults (13-24). And I am aware that acoustic neuroma is a benign type of tumour and isn't cancerous. But once again, regardless of all this positive thinking and reminding myself that it is most likely nothing more than stress, I cannot beat my anxiety.
I really don't want to go to the doctor for 2 reasons: 1. I have been going there multiple times each month now; I really don't want to keep wasting their time. 2. It isn't going to control my anxiety even if I did go and had some tests that show I am completely fine.
I just really can't handle this anxiety especially when I have these headaches - it wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have these headaches everyday.
And like I said, the headaches are not that bad - they are mild which causes me to worry about it being a tumour even more since if I had a tumour, it makes sense that I have mild headaches and for them to progressively get worse.