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wife have pain on the right side behind her ear. tried tension headaches. i'm thinking stress, or lack of sleep. best way to treat this is how?

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Time of headache: Few people wake with a muscle tension headache or get awakened by a muscle tension headache. Avoid light and loud noises, basically all stimulus. If she wakes with headaches i would be thinking more than muscle tension though they also can be very painful.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Could be TMJ/TMD: This could be a case of tmj/tmd. There are several other symptoms associated with TMJ and you should research and consider getting to a dentist or TMJ specialist.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
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Tension HA?: Muscle tension can result from lack of sleep & stress. If sleep hygiene does not help, consult your pcp for possible referral to a neurologist.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Hard to answer: In just 400 characters. Stress definitely contributes to headaches either as a trigger for migraines or simply due to muscle tightness in jaws or nec ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
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Should be looked at: Any headache that is new or different should be evaluated. Fortunately, you are surrounded by some of the best headache experts in the NYC area.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't say: This is a common symptom. Without more information- would not hazard a guess as to the cause.

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