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why do you get a tension headache?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Tension-type: headache can develop from episodic Tension-type Headache and the resultant headache is considered a chronic form. The clinical presentation is similar to episodic TTH except for the increased frequency of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist.

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How can I tell if my child has a headache?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Headache: Usually babies do not have headaches but if you notice that your baby is him/herself please contact the doctor.
A 28-year-old member asked:

I seem to get tension headache. Is there a permanent solution apart from trying to avoide tension causing situations.?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
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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 situation.
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I have headache in my head what I have to do?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Cause of headache: The best way to tackle a headache is to figure out what's causing it in the first place - is it a migraine, from not eating breakfast this am, from skipping a dose of a medicine, from not getting enough sleep? There can be many reasons. For the run of the mill dull headache, i usually like to try some Ibuprofen and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) first and see how it feels after an hour or so.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Why does the LH surge stimulating ovulation cause fatigue, headache and acheyness ? What can one do to eleviate those symtoms?

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Hormones: When you have your lh surge, your estrogen level is high and your ovary has a small cyst that is about to burst (ovulate.) moderate exercise such as a brisk walk or swim is probably helpful. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would also be a reasonable and safe.
A 18-year-old female asked:

I get really bad tension headaches, weekly for a year, it helps laying on my left side and I'm sick of taking medicine. How can I ease or stop them?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Tension headache: You can ease, not stop. It is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of tension headache involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (TCAs, SSRIs, etc) management. See orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps.

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