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18 y/o girl, been having tension headaches everyday for the past two weeks. possible causes? diagnosed with tmj. dad has frequent headaches.

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
TMJ: Your symptoms appear to fit the diagnosis. have your dentist or oral surgeon treat you for the tmj (bite guard if indicated). Treatment is non-invasive. Feel better soon...
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Daily headache : I need more informations about your headaches, duration, severity, if it wake you up from sleep, what gives you relief, any associated symptoms such as nausia, vomiting, aura, blurry vision, dizziness, nasal congestion, sinus pain, nasal allergy, high B/P . You should keep a headache diary , try tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, try to avoid stress, but if no change go see yor doctor, good luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your PCP: Tension Type Headaches are often misdiagnosed and frequently poorly managed. Your physician may determine that you need a prescription-strength medication to augment your Tension Type headaches treatment plan. See your PCP.

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