for sharing your story with us. You really have been through the mill haven't you. Your symptoms all seem typical of IIH. Heightened sensitivity to light and sound is common in our cases, and also having problems with short term memory.
I know what you mean about the headaches, do you also get a whooshing noise in your ears?
I know in my case I too got the tingly sensations in my left side, and sometimes it would feel like my left arm didn't even belong to me. I forget things easily and if I'm distracted I forget completely what I was saying or doing, and I also mix up words. So this being said I don't think you are being neurotic at all, I think it's excellent that you are aware of the things that are happening to you, and the next step would be to keep a detailed record of it all in a diary, so that when you see your Neurologist, you can explain it to him in more detail, and show him how long it has been going on, and what days were the worst.
I hope your eye tests go well tomorrow and look forward to hearing how you got on. People will look at you and think you don't look ill, especially when you have something neurologically wrong with you, because they can't see it, and it makes it worse when they have never heard of your illness. So my advice is, print off as much information as you can on IIH, and give it to your friends and family, or email them links to places where they can get that information, we have some helpful links in our Informational Links section.
Once they have it in black and white, and have all the information regarding symptoms etc., then they will gain a better understanding, and should be more supportive and thoughtful.
Don't apologise for waffling, your story is just as important as any other members, and there is not rule to how long it has to be. This group is here for you when you want to sound off when you're angry, upset and frustrated, as well as for information and advice on how to cope. SO feel free to make use of all the things we have here, and to make suggestions and things.
My fingers are crossed for you tomorrow.