Just a quick note to say hi!
I felt so alone until I read your messages. I'm 25 and exact same scenario almost. Doctors are scary, they are inconsistent and unreliable in being thorough or proactive. I have been going through the motions since age 7 from chronic headaches and pain and the huge 5cm lump behind my ear...Childhood migraine, odd formed skull, head injury???, forceps at birth, hypochondriac. To date I have 8 neurosurgeons and countless other vague professionals, countless CT and MRI and die scans at my demand not request of course, if I listened to them I would be on meds for every mental illness there is and dead in a few years. You know your body they know theories, demand the tests over and over again until it sinks in for them or you find a good specialist.