Okay - to start off I am new to these forums but reading other peoples posts on here has helped me in the past!
I am 19yrs old, generally healthy person. However for ... about a 2-3 weeks I've had on and off
symptoms that have begun to trouble me a bit (as in .. ALL of these symptoms come and go throughout the day)
- Mild to Moderate Dizziness
- Pressure in the right side of my face that started in the forehead but has now gradually centered itself around my temple (but I can still sometimes feel it in my cheek, nose, forehead, eyebrow) It is not tender or puffy to the touch.
- Pain in jaw (around the TMJ joint)
I also had sharp pain, whoosing, and popping in my left ear earlier in the week but that has since gone away.
I went to my eye doctor at first (because I thought maybe I needed new glasses!) and she told me that everything in my eyes looked fine, my prescription had actually gotten a tad bit better and that I should go to my regular doctor. Well, after going to her - beyond her telling me that I had a bit of a stuffy nose everything looked fine, that I should head to an ENT doctor. I haven't been able to go yet (but believe me I want to go soon).
However, during all this downtime - I've done my best to not assume the worst (i.e. brain tumor or something to that affect). I think the reason I'm scared is because my mother has a brain tumor. Hers was thankfully benign. They were not able to take it out, but it has not grown since my mother was given radiation for it (which was more than 20 years ago). I also know that brain tumors are rare - very rare; but the fear is still there, mostly because I have never experienced symptoms like this before, and to visit two doctors and them not be able to find anything wrong just makes me more nervous. I'm praying that when I get to go to the ENT my fears will be put to ease but until than its crazy to think, but its a struggle to keep myself from not only making myself crazy with this, but my family as well. I've done my best to make sure not to google any of my symptoms, and to distract myself as much as possible (i.e. playing games with my family, watch tv, talk with friends)