Okay, it's been four days and today the feeling of burning is all in the back of my neck, down to the area under it, which is the same level as my shoulders. It goes up the back of my head to about two inches below my crown. I don't have a fever, and I'm not cold, but my cheeks also feel a little flushed.
I am not showing any drooping eyelids/uneven pupils/disorientation/confusion/slurred speech like what I might have if I were having a growing aneurysm. I'm a little nauseous, but that is probably from eating three large meals today. I actually ate more than one meal today!!
My friend gave me a back rub and worked at my neck a little, because he thinks I'm developing muscle in the back of my neck from craning my head at an odd angle (almost 45 degrees tipping my head up) when I sit. My shoulder area and the area between my neck and shoulders is very stiff. It seems like, the more I try to relax, the more my body tenses up!
I've been under a LOT of stress the past few days, and I cried in front of one of my favorite professors, though I was really trying to hold back. I have been struggling with miserable posture, and I've only JUST rearranged my desk area in my dorm room to accommodate better posture. However when moving my computer (I have a desktop) from one side of the desk to the other, lifting it caused the burning feeling in the back of my head to flare up.
Could this be posture related? I'm very worried that it's an aneurysm (because, of course, that is my trigger word), but I'm not showing any of the signs of that. I know I suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, which has been flaring up very badly on the right side of my face. My friend also said that it feels like my vertebrae are realigning because of how bad my posture has been recently. I am trying to fix that issue however. Pressing on the area between the side of my neck and shoulders (where there is a knot) seems to enhance the burning feeling very briefly (less than a second or two).