I am completely willing to blame this on stress or fatigue or anything other than a brain tumor..but I don't want to put it on the back burner if it could potentially be there.
I am 21 years old (young for a tumor I know) but I have been feeling different for awhile and I don't know how to explain it. It all started with headaches which my doctor said was related to low iron levels so I took supplements, they went away and I put them aside. Now, I am not so much getting headaches as I am getting lightheaded. I have to sit down and I feel really hot and sometimes dizzy. I wake up with a headache if I do have one and it dissipates over the day. I get a funny pressure feeling (or like it could float away) in the back of my head sometimes and I try to move around to make it go away and eventually it does. I also get periodic ringing in my ears but I don't hear any noises.
What I am more worried about is the fact that I feel like my short term memory is leaving me as well as my ability to concentrate on certain things. People will talk to me sometimes and I'm somewhere else unintentionally. I was following my friend in my car and I spaced out so badly that I did not turn with him and drove straight for 5 minutes until I realized I wasn't following him anymore. I also spent about 20 minutes speaking to a couple and went away from them to do something for about 5 minutes. When the wife came around the corner to talk to me again I talked to her like it was the first time I had ever seen her. My coworker had to tell me who she was and couldn't believe I didn't know her as we just talked to her 5 minutes before that. That has never happened before.
I also have random eye movements like a 1-2 second period of nystagmus that occurs occasionally without warning. The other night I was going to bed and I dozed off for about 5 minutes and when I opened my eyes I saw a yellow light in the corner of my eye and figured I had forgotten to turn my lamp off so I looked up at the lamp to shut it off...and I had already done it. When I looked back at the tv where I had first seen the light in the corner of my eye, it was gone. I have been seeing sort of 'wavy' too or blurry at times it's hard to describe. I am not seeing things just seeing 'differently' but it's not chronic it's spontaneous. My eyesight is also becoming increasingly worse but that could just be genetics!
Personality wise I have mood swings that I can't explain and they can be very inappropriate. Impulses to do things I would never do in a million years! I treat people like **** sometimes and then an hour later I'll be like "why was I so mean to them?" like I had no reason to do it and I swear I'm not a mean person!
Lastly, I have this hip/leg pain that occurs randomly. It's usually in my right leg and it starts in the thigh. It first feels really heavy and sort of numb and it either stays that way or turns into a pain and stays in the leg or hip. I have random twitches at times (but who doesn't right?) and find myself to be very clumsy.
I have had a panic attack before but these symptoms have NOTHING to do with it. I have no change in heart rate or breathing patterns or anything like that...I know what panic attacks feel like. I also have no other medical issues both physical or mental.
I am open to suggestions of what this may be. I really want to get a CT or an MRI just to clear my head but I don't want to bother if I am just being crazy and when I could be holding up the machine for a potentially sick person!
Go see a neurologist. Get an evaluation. Some of this can be hormones, vitamin deficiencies (like the iron, could be D, magnesium, calcium, etc.) so you just need testing to find out what is going on.
Migraines - visual ones - cause the wavy things - but again, you need a doctor to evaluate to see if it is that or something else so get thee to a doctor, and get diagnosed properly and hopefully it is something simple.
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