Ok, I've been having the oddest symptoms and no matter how much I research I can't find any answers. Here what's going on:
I woke up one morning, and realized out of nowhere I had this spacey feeling like I'm in a dream, not all there. It feels like I'm a little drunk or stoned but I'm not. This feeling was accompanied by pressure in the sides of my head and on top of my head (no pain just pressure). My vision sees a bit impaired almost like when you look at something really bright and you see little black splotches in your vision. I felt slightly dizzy, not like everything was spinning, but just a little off balance. The dizziness seems to get worse when I turn my head or move my neck around a lot. When I started school, I noticed it was really hard to concentrate, think clearly, and process information (brain fog). It's also hard to focus in on one object like a cup or a fork or something, like when I stare at one thing I get tunnel vision and can tell that something just isn't right. In the next week or so, the pressure in my head moved to the base of my skull/back my neck. I also started experiencing extreme pain in my shoulder blades, and had a very stiff/sore neck. Most nights, it got so bad that I just laid in the floor cause I just didn't want to move. Also, I've noticed that I'm much more sensitive to light when I go outside, even if it's not that sunny. Also, I've also had a lot of fatigue, feeling tired all day and no energy. I think this may be because I'm not getting good sleep at night, slight insomnia because of this problem.
Ok, so there's the symptoms. So here's the reason why I think it has to do with my spine. One day I was driving to school having those symptoms above really bad. Well once class was over, on my way home, I cracked/popped neck and once I got home the symptoms went down tremendously. I had also cleaned out my ears with a cue tip when I got home and the wax was a dark dark brown color. (I know it's not good to use a cue tip to clean out your ears.) Just figured I'd throw that out there. Now, it seems like every time I crack my neck real good in the morning, the symptoms subside. They don't completely go away but seems to make it better. It's probably not too healthy to crack my neck and do this but I did it just to see if that was the problem. My neck crackles and makes noises when I turn it or move it certain ways. So anyways, my question is, is it possible that the problem I'm experiencing is from nerves in my spine being pinched or something relating to to my upper cervical spine? All these are really upsetting and makes it hard to enjoy life. I feel stuck because I can't find out what's wrong with me! Any help would be greatly appreciated.