Need Some Help Please! Anxiety or Worse?
I feel bad because I feel like so many people post about this, and I don't want to come across as someone who always worries. But I feel like there's nowhere else to share my concern.
I'm 20 years old and over the past month and a half, I've been experiencing these headaches on and off. They seem to stick to my left side, above my ear and around the temple sometimes I feel like a pressure behind my ear and under my jaw (kind of where the gland is), a tense feeling in the front of my neck, and towards the back of my head where my neck meets my head. Sometimes I feel like there's pressure behind my left eyes too. It's usually at night, but sometimes these headaches have carried on for days. Ever since about a month ago, I'll admit that every symptom was something bigger, but now it seems worse than ever. I keep thinking this might be a brain tumor, and then I keep looking and looking online to see if it's a possibility.
It's driving me crazy. It's hard to sleep (since at night is when I seem to worry about it the most, and it leads me to worry about other possible illnesses. Seems like anytime I hear about a illness like cancer or something I have to walk away from it to keep myself from worrying again. In the past I've always been a pretty calm and healthy person, so this is really irregular for me. Does anyone get me or have some tips to help? Thanks a lot in advance.
P.S I know the only real way to know is to visit the doctor, so I've scheduled an appointment in the near future.