Please give me your best advice other than the obvious "go to a doctor" - I will soon, I'd just appreciate some other opinions.
I wish I could make this one simple question, but I'm afraid I don't know what the technical terms for what I am experiencing would be, and therefore I feel a long ramble coming on.
Where to start...
Well incase it helps, I am a young caucasian girl, turning 17 in a few weeks.
I am about 5'5'' and around the 100lb range; I'd say that from a first glance I come off as being fairly healthy.
Now the symptoms.
Pressure headaches, or at least I think that's what they're called. Usually in the temple-region, more severe on the left side. And when I put my fingers to the pain, it hurts more - although i think that last bit is normal for any headhache.
I've had them for years, and they were never brutal enough to stop me from carrying on with my routines so they didn't really phase me. However in recent times they've become more frequent and longer lasting - although not necessarily more painful.
I get chest pains - I've also have had this for a while. It feels like a heaviness right in the center of my chest. They start suddenly, and stick around for a few minutes - they aren't too often, though. I've noticed that they're more likely to happen while I have a headache.
Numbness - Not, like, complete numbness - I don't think? In my feet, more often on the left side. It's not like having a completely imobilized limb, it's sort of like there's LESS feeling, but the weight of my foot is still evident... If that makes sense.
Insomnia - Again, not severe or life altering, but it's hard to get to sleep unless it's at the point where I feel completely exhausted. I don't usually stay asleep til the morning alarm rings. I wake up a few times throughout the night, ranging from laying there awake from 20 minutes to an hour. The waking up usually happens in a linear pattern.
Muscle Tension - I assume from stress, but I guess I'll bring it up anyway. Shoulders, neck, muscle lining my spine (flank, I think it's called?). When begging for massages from friends, I've people first assume they were touching bone before I told them that was the tension.
Now, this next problem is harder for me to explain because I really don't know what any of the proper terms are.
It only starts when I rest my head on my hand - I've noticed it happening more often when I tilt to the left (theme here with the left side?). Then my hearing goes fuzzy - not to the point that I can't hear (yet) but like it's disappearing. The fuzz then turns into a ringing, and soon after that other sounds disappear. They don't disappear, however, until my vision starts to fuzz up. Whatever I'm actually looking at starts to be replaced by my own subconcious thoughts somehow. It's so weird, like there's no escaping them, or way to think of something else. All other thoughts are cut off. When I was in my earlier teens it would be like "Yes, he really did ask you out, imagine that" and now it's more like "yeah, you are in your last year of high school. You've been screwing around way too much, you better do this right"- No matter what my initial thoughts were, suddenly they're replaced with things like that.
Then there's the inevitable blackness.
With the blackness and loss of hearing there is also a loss of physical feeling. I can't tell if I'm still holding myself in that position or not. I can't feel if I'm laying ontop of anything, or even my physcial being - as if my entire body has gone away. I can't think much, or tell if I'm breathing, or anything.
I can tell myself to change positions and get the hell out of this strange place, but I won't know if it's happened or not until I fade back into reality.
When everything fades back, It feels as though somebody must have hit the reboot button to start me up again, with the same [once subconcious] thoughts present.
The ringing in my ears isn't there as much, but every rush of blood from my pulse is amplified. It goes for about a minute or so, loud and with pressure. Life sounds like I'm wearing earmuffs. Then the ringing emerges for a little bit before slowly going away again.
Back to normal.
So, uh... Yeah. Help? Please?