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what's a tension headache like?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
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. It' s often described as feeling like you have a tight band across your head. Read more: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/tension-headache-000074.Htm#ixzz1wzcetql4.

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How can I tell if my child has a headache?

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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.
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Can ergotamine tartrate cause rebound headache?

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Probably: Although rebound headaches are more common from medicines like nsaids (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc), it is possible to get rebound headaches from many things, even caffeine. Slowly backing off of medications is user a safer bet.
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I have headache in my head what I have to do?

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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:

What are tension headaches? Like what causes them?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Cause unknown: The causes for ANY type of headache can be highly variable. There is no one cause for tension type headaches. Stress is considered the #1 risk factor for all headache types. The best way to discover the type(s) of headache(s) you have is to use a headache diary, document your symptoms carefully for a period of time, and then, have a headache specialist interpret the data.

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