Will I most likely be okay until May 4th?
Hi all, I'll try to keep the description of my background concise. I'm 22/female (almost 23 to be fair) and have been experiencing what I think are neurological symptoms for several years, possibly for the past 7ish years (it's hard to know which problems I had growing up are related). My problems including EXCRUCIATING localized head pain on the back-right side of my head. It has recently begun occurring at the base of my skull and on the left side occasionally, too. I don't really refer to it as a headache because the pain is there almost 24/7. Other symptoms include trouble with memory, difficulty remembering words, smelling burnt smells (This stopped about 2 yrs ago, but is alarming nonetheless), poor balance, difficulty concentrating, ringing in my right ear, heat and cold sensitivity, a feeling like there's liquid in my brain, and sensitivity to certain types of lighting or abrupt changes in lighting.
Recently, I began experiencing this numb sensation all over my skin. It's really difficult to describe. It feels like the blood has drained out of my skin, and it's a sort of scratchy feeling...kind of. I don't really know how to describe it. I can feel it if something brushes up against my skin, but it feels creepy and not normal. Likewise, if I touch something cold or hot, I can feel the temperature. I'm sorry I can't describe it better :/
I've also been biting my tongue in my sleep, which I've read can be a type of seizure. :/ :/
Anyway, I went to a GP this past Tuesday, and she wrote me off as a case of anxiety and handed me a prescription for Xanax without running any tests other than an EKG. I understand why she diagnosed me with anxiety since I *do* have panic attacks and had one in her office complete with a heart rate of 140, but a lot of my neurological problems began before the anxiety attacks started. I told her I was scared I had a brain tumor, and she laughed at me.
So now my dad scheduled me for an appointment with his internist, but he can't see me until May 4th.
What are the chances that I'm going to die before then? I'm trying to relax and not freak out, but it's hard when your whole body feels numb and you wake up feeling really confused sometimes.