A 30-year-old female asked:
what can i do to ease tension headaches ?
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Pediatrics 30 years experience
Headaches: It is very good to have recorded symptoms and the patterns as you have. Start with good habits - adequate sleep, regular meals/snacks, drink 6-8 cups of water a day. Neurologists will often recommend limiting headache meds like ibuprofen to 2-3 times/week. The traditional blue and white spotted ice pack may help. Meditation and guided imagery may also be helpful. Good luck!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
How can I tell if I have tension headaches or another type?
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Family Medicine 19 years experience
Headaches: Tension headaches involve the muscles of the scalp, and can wrap around the entire scalp and even into the neck. Migraines are one-sided, and usually start in the temple area and go back onone side. Cluster headaches are typically behind a single eye. There are many other things that can cause headaches - rebound, dental problems (tmj), etc. A good family dr or neurologist can help you decide.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Neck tight? Stress?: Most people have a headache at some time, such as from colds and flus, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Some people temporarily try OTC Tylenol, Motrin/Advil, Aleve, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms must be seen by a doctor.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Do doctors see a lot of patients with tension headache problems?
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: It's a common problem that all primary care physicians see on a daily basis.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
I got some tension headache since a week ago. Isn't that a long time?
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Neurosurgery 54 years experience
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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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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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Last updated Jul 9, 2019
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