From the U.S.: For a few months, I’ve been getting these sudden headaches that don’t hurt so much as they feel strange and are very hard to describe. It starts with a sharp, adrenaline charged feeling in my head that becomes a tingling or numbness somewhere else, such as in my hands or in my face, or sometimes it feels like it’s manifesting inside of my head. This numbness usually moves around my hands and face, sometimes to the point where a whole part of my face will be without sensation. I have trouble concentrating, and speaking, during these headaches.
At first it seemed like there was no cause or correlation, and the last time I went to the doctor, I was told it could be something neurological, but no conclusion. But I noticed that these headaches usually come about when I’m in a really bad mood, stressed or frightened.
After high school, I became jumpy and easily startled by noise and quick movements, but I never understood why. For most of my life, I took pride in being the friend who could keep it together and I was not easily moved or frightened. Now, I feel like everything makes me cry, and a loud noise or large movement can startle me even when I know it’s going to happen.
Is there an explanation for this? Is there a link between this kind of headache and a neurological or psychological condition in current medical knowledge? I am going to continue corresponding with my doctor, but the sooner I can solve it the better! Thank you!