Se non passa fatti vedere da un ortopedico neurochirurgo. Prima però fai risonanza. Le bombe prese a caso non servono. Hai anche formicolio?
La cicala australiana arriva a 100 Db.
Il martello demolitore della Makita, su cemento compatto, arriva a 120 Db.
Ma una cicala pesa pochi grammi, un demolitore una trentina di kg.
but I confirm that in general you can run gnome-related applications inside other WMs; if you want to keep them you may have to set them as manually installed to avoid them being autoremoved after removing gnome.
also, if those applications are *very* associated with gnome, they will probably have enough dependencies that you will still keep most of the gnome libraries installed, but other than the disk space that's not an issue.
However, if you ``apt remove task-gnome-desktop`` and then ``apt autoremove``, double check what it wants to remove, as that task installs a lot of things, some of which you may still want to use, but may not have been a dependency of i3wm (the first things that come to my mind are network manager, libreoffice and maybe a browser?)
To be safe, you can manually install with an explicit ``apt install <already_installed_package>`` what you want to be sure to be keeping before doing the autoremoval.
Also, a backup would be good, of course, but that's always something good to have.