I usually twist my back and neck to "pop" them when I feel them getting tense. I have done this for a while now and last week I noticed that I was having trouble getting the left side of my neck to "pop". Shortly after that, I woke up 2-3 days in a row with bad headaches (like someone was squeezing the sides and back of my head) and a really dry throat (my room is really cold at night). My head doesn't really hurt anymore when I get up but aches randomly throught the day and night.
Well for about the past week I have had this dull ache in the back left part of my head (behind the left ear, and down), sort of where your skull meets your neck. Periodically my teeth have a throbbing pain in them but it would go away fairly quickly and I don't think it's TMJ cause my teeth feel fine. I'm scared that it's a brain tumor
(I have bad anxiety, and hypochondria) I'm not really having any other problems, no nausea (except when I eat to much
) no weakness, no numbing, no balance problems or dizzyness or memory/speech problems, but sometimes I blink and one of my eyes gets hazy but it goes away fairly quickly (could be my contacts).
So I went to the hospital about 2 days ago. He did a bunch of things where I grabbed his fingers and squeezed, he touched me on my sides and I pushed and pulled him away. He said, after doing this, that he thinks I strained a neck muscle and that i'm getting tension headaches. He didn't think that I needed to have any x-rays taken or an MRI done but of course, I still think that I must have a brain tumor. Most of the time throughout the day I don't even notice it but right now it feels like someone is taking there finger and digging it into the back left part of my head and neck. Anyone else ever have this? Do you think this could be something more serious? I'm really scared.