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A 18-year-old female asked:

Does stress cause headaches?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Stress & headaches: Stress can certainly lead to certain kinds of headaches, such as tension headaches and migraines. Mindfulness based stress reduction training has been shown to help a person work with his/her stress and in some cases, decrease number and intensity of headaches. There are also headaches that hurt no matter how relaxed you are -- like those resulting from a bleed in the brain.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It can: Yes, stress can lead to headaches in many people. If you are feeling stressed - starting by breathing in slowly through your nostrils. Hold the air in your lungs for a five count then slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. Relaxxxxx......

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How do I reduce headaches caused by stress?

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Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 29 years experience
Reduce Stress!: When you know the cause is stress, it is best to reduce the cause. Stress reduction includes, eating right, healthy living, hydration, sleeping enough, relaxing and generally taking care of yourself. Other things that might help include finding time for yourself daily - to read, meditate, take a walk, get a massage, or take a nap. Also, talking to a psychologist or counselor may be in order.
Chicago, IL
A 27-year-old male asked:

Can stress causes headaches, and what can I do to stop the headaches?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Stress headaches: Stress causes a surge in the bodies natural hormones and adrenaline. Too much stress causes an imbalance. This tightens muscles increases blood pressure. Headaches occur from many causes and stress appears to be one of them.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can stress cause really bad headaches?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stress can: Contribute to the development of headaches.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Can stress cause on?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stress: Stress symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are some causes of stress?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Stress: Some are crises, major life events, daily hassles, financial, illness, lack of support.

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