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Tension headache

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Neck tight? Stress?: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, et ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tension headaches: Headaches which are caused by stress or discomfort on neck, scalp and headmuscles.Headaches are band-like in nature
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: With a tension headache, the pain often starts at the back of your head and moves forward, so that it eventually includes your neck, scalp, and head. ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Tension-type: headache can develop from episodic Tension-type Headache and the resultant headache is considered a chronic form. The clinical presentation is similar ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Alexander
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Tension Headache: Brain aneurysms almost never cause symptoms until they leak, or outright rupture. When this occurs, it commonly is "the worse headache" of a person's ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
Stress headache: There are many ways of treating tension or stress causing headache. Ask your md to give you rx that will calm you so will not react easily to any situ ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carolyn Guarino
22 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: While migraines can be triggered by many things, usually tinnitus alone is not likely to do this. If you are having periods of tinnitus related to lo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Migraine: I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc." They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip&q ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: Depression can make a lot of pain conditions worse. I would get in to see your primary care doctor or a good pain management doctor.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes, TTH: Tension type headache. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Headaches and vision: Any type of headaches can cause your vision to be blurry.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tension HA: Usually begins in the back of the head and radiates forward laterally. Moderately severe, stiffness of the muscles in back of neck leading up to back ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Well you might feel: Tension or stress prior to developing the full blown headache. Headaches are complex. Sometimes you notice certain things happen prior to your getti ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Great question : We dont know. There are genetic and environmental factor that make them more likely but we don't full understand the cause.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Numerous causes: There are several causes for migraine headaches. See PCP. IF HE CANNOT find the cause then we look at environmental hormonal and nutritional deficienc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: Rebound headaches (medication-overuse headaches) are caused by frequent use of headache medication. Pain relievers offer relief for occasional headach ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
If : If the ringing started after the trauma, then i recommend you see an ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist. You may have suffered damaged to your middl ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Migraine headaches: If you have not seen your doc you need to do so. Having said that, consider biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, psychotherapy for stress management, food ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Dizziness: Unfortunately we only find out what causes dizziness less than 2% of the time and those people who have the 2% usually have something really bad wrong ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
41 years experience Neurology
Migraine most likely: If you've never suffered from headaches and has a severe headache with neck stiffness rather than just neck ache, meningitis is a consideration. You n ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Might help...: No real way to know, but you headaches are intractable and do not respond to medication, certainly worth a trial. Need to discuss with your doctor.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Headaches: Headaches are notoriously frustrating for patients and their doctors alike. Any headache can present and masquerade as any other headache. Numerous c ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bret Fisher
34 years experience Ophthalmology
That depends!: Your family doctor, internist, pediatrician, or gynecologist should perform an examination that can help determine the cause of your headaches. Depend ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Headaches: Cluster headache is separate from trigeminal neuralgia. It is possible to have both conditions at the same time but that would be very unusual and qui ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, I think so: Especially a bad asthma attack can bring on tension, anxiety - even panic. Encumbered breathing can be life-threatening. Allergic reactions can indeed ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown!: Tension headaches are characterized by dull, non-pulsatile discomfort on both sides of the temples and forehead. Typically last for 30-60 min or for d ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Headaches: Could be due to a number of reasons. Need more history.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience Psychiatry
Antidepressants??: From your description, it appears that you have stopped or ran out of an ssri ( antidepressant/anxiety modulator medications)... These are common symp ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Number of things: Could be high blood pressure, stroke in the back of the brain, medication side effects, heart rhythm problems or simply benign vertigo. If headache a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Reducing Stress: Bu you need to determine whether or not you are really having tension headaches. We now know that many headaches previously labeled tension or sinus h ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Not Typically: Headaches can be associated with astigmatism. Migraines are not commonly associated with astigmatism.
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Chronic daily HD?: See a neurologist for second opinion.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Decrease your stress: Improve your posture. Spend the money on a massage and a chiropractic adjustment. Go on vacation rather than see another doctor (see one first, then g ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
10 years experience Neurology
Oils : Frankly none. Its not evidence based. You can use any oil.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Please see doctor: Even physicians need doctors, and it sounds like you need one now to help you with your headaches. There are many ways to help tension headaches, if ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Treat the neck probl: The is often a neck component in tension hedaches and the patient tries to control neck movements and gets headaches. Find a doctor who does prolot ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
There are treatments: There are a variety of treatments that range from over the counter medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) to more involved treatment with medicatio ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Keller
44 years experience Dentistry
? Muscles?: Many "tension" headaches are caused by knots in the muscles. If the muscle is the cause, what is causing the muscle pain and what muscles are involve ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
There are other: Medicines that may help.A neurologist is the headache expert and you may want to consult for a more detailed approach to diagnosis and management.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe nothing: We all have a little facial swelling while sleeping that improves once we get up and move around, due to the recumbent position of sleeping. You might ... Read More
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