This pain is driving me crazy. And kind of worrying me. I don't have health insurance at the moment, so a doctor's visit is out of the question. About me: I'm a man, 23 years of age, average shape (as in, not as fit as I could be, but I could definitely look worse), I am NOT sedentary, my diet is pretty average but I cover my grounds. I also stay hydrated (mostly just water).
Another thing I must say is that I have TMJ dysfunction/disorder. Never been diagnosed, but I know I do, and it's been this way since July 2011 when my jaw began to pop every time I open my mouth, yawn, talk, eat and smile. Never has been the direct source of any pain before. Just an annoyance.
Alright, here's my current plight...
Back on March 5th, I started getting these random pains in the back of my head, on the right side. It wasn't too bad, but it was annoyance, as it would come and go, and come and go. Mostly on the back of the right side of my head correlating with the right corner of my forehead and occasionally on the left side of my head as well as the left corner of my forehead.
It still comes and goes. Sometimes I'll go a full day with no pain, and others I'll wake up with the headaches in the morning that will take five hours to go away. Other times, I'll wake up feeling great and then 3-5 hours later the headaches will resurface!
I don't get dizzy, but occasionally there's some mild nausea. I have gotten worried that it's a brain tumor, but my family thinks I'm nuts and overreacting, saying that if it was a brain tumor that they'd be the worst headaches in my life, and that I'd feel numbness in parts of my body and would be experiencing seizures, etc. They think it's simply tension headaches.
As for things I could be stressed out about, there's nothing really, asides from the usual stresses of life that are inevitable. I'm also going to sign up for classes at the local community college in June, and I'm outrageously nervous about that, but I doubt that's the catalyst behind the aching pains.
The headaches are annoying -- I can withstand them, but they are affecting the quality of my life as I can't fully relax when they occur.
Any advice, thoughts or comments to quell my worrying would be great and very much appreciated, as I'd pay the kindness forward.