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Botox Good For Tension Headaches
Of course: The Botox injections are being increasingly used in pain management. They have been advocated as a preventive treatment for both migraine and tension-type headaches with some studies showing a reduction in the frequency, severity and disability associated with these headaches. ...Read more
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)
Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more
I've had a tension headache with large knots in my temples for over 5 mo. Test all normal. No tmd, either. Do you think botox would help?
It might help: Use of Botox injections into the muscle trigger points may allow them to release the muscle to relax and reduce the pain from this fatigued tissue. It has been used on various sites in head and neck. Sometimes a local anesthetic is used on these points. However, controlling or eliminating the causes for your tension headaches need to be addressed. Another aid would be a cranio-sacral massage. ...Read more
Meds reduce headache:
Many different drugs with diverse pharmacological actions are used to treat an acute headache.
Drug therapy for tension headaches or mild-to-moderate migraines usually starts with acetaminophen, aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids)…ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.
For moderate to severe migraine attacks, the "triptans" or ergot alkaloids are typically used. For more severe headaches. ...Read more
No more.: It is important to follow the manufacturer's recommended dosage and definitely not exceed it. Based on your physiology and pain tolerance, taking less than the recommended dose is acceptable as long as it works at that dosage. ...Read more
? Muscles?: Many "tension" headaches are caused by knots in the muscles. If the muscle is the cause, what is causing the muscle pain and what muscles are involved. If the headaches are on the side of your head, put your fingers over where you have the headaches and see if it is the muscles. If so, check into the bite, muscle, joint relationships to see if this is part of the cause. ...Read more
I got back, face tension, headaches. All medical exams good. I am not happy, mostly anxious, blue, thinking about life a lot. Could be Psychological?
Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read more
Why with anxiety disorder do you have good days then bad days. Sensations such as giddiness, fearfulness, tension headaches, feeling of apprehension.
Human responses: You are a human being, not a machine that can be calibrated and put on auto-pilot. Humans are constantly shifting and dealing with change, and not every stimulus is a gentle one. Your systems are in continuous flux so that overall, you're stable. Your symptoms show there are some things you're sensitive to -- whether other people, the things they do, or other. Work in therapy on these issues. ...Read more
Take 100 mg of Zoloft. What would be a good medication for tension headaches that won't cause seratonin syndrome?
Older antidepressants called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) can cause SS with the SSRIs (like Zoloft), as well as meperidine (Demerol, a painkiller) or dextromethorphan (cough medicine). Drugs of abuse, such as ecstasy, LSD, cocaine, and amphetamines have also been associated with SS. I know you are asking about pain medications specifically...
NSAIDS (ibuprofen), and Tylenol = OK ...Read more
I often wake up with neck pain and a severe tension headache. Why am I getting "stressed" while sleeping? My pillow and mattress are good quality.
Had MRI and Ct. Both good. Blood work good. Getting migraine or tension headaches a lot. Throbbing and sensitive feeling. What is this?
What is what?: If you're having migraine and/or tension headaches, then you're having migraine or tension headaches. That's what it is. If that's your true diagnosis, then the MRI, Ct and blood tests were completely unnecessary and a waste of time, resources and needless radiation exposure of your brain. You need to educate yourself about headaches. ...Read more
Multiple modalities: Practicing pranayama (breathing exercises) in the acute phase can alleviate a tension headache. Practicing on a regular basis can prevent them. Can also be very helpful. Regular exercise, sound sleep, yoga, and meditation help too. Acupuncture. Addressing the root cause of what is causing you to feel tense is the most important thing you can do. ...Read more
Unknown!: Tension headaches are characterized by dull, non-pulsatile discomfort on both sides of the temples and forehead. Typically last for 30-60 min or for days. Affect at least 40% of adults in any given year. Occur most commonly in the early morning and late afternoon. The morning variety is often triggered by lack of sleep, awkward sleeping positions, hangovers and caffeine withdrawal. Cause unknown! ...Read more
Well you might feel:
Tension or stress prior to developing the full blown headache. Headaches are complex. Sometimes you notice certain things happen prior to your getting a headache. This should be reported to your doctor. Sometimes you get an aura - a sensation prior to a headache. Report this to your doctor....
There are so many headaches. The more information you provide makes a better diagnosis. ...Read more
How old is she?: The first question is how old is your daughter? Addressing the root cause of what is causing her to feel tense is the most important thing you can do. How was she diagnosed with tension headaches? Does she have any other past medical history? Is she taking any medications? ...Read more
Not with tension HA: If one has low platelets causing petechiae and now also has headache- we need to make sure that this person does not have intracranial bleeding. Off course it will depend on how low is the platelet level, if your platelet is very low- 10k or below- you could have spontaneous bleeding- and it can happen anywhere including intracranial bleeding. Petechiae not related to tension headache. ...Read more
Not likely: Tension headaches are due to tension in muscles in the head & neck usually as a result of stress, poor posture, new activities which place more tension on muscles around the head & neck. Tension relaxing exercises, massage, heat on neck muscles may improve your symptoms substantially. If ever there is a new change or worsening of symptoms, you should see your physician (history of a brain lesion). ...Read more
Could be: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more
A pain in the head: Various relaxation strategies may help including diaphragmatic breathing, muscle relaxation, or meditation. Acetominophen or Aspirin work well. If there is a migraine component, abortive agents more typically used for migraines may help as well. Eliminating the stress or dealing with it effectively would be beneficial, for example, being assertive with workmate's ideas whom you disagree with. ...Read more
Some below: A tension headache is pain/discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, associated with muscle tightness in these areas. The goal is to treat headache right away, and to prevent headaches by changing your triggers. Learning to manage headaches by relaxation methods. Medicines relieve tension: OCT painkillers--as aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, Narcotic pain relievers. Other Prpzac. TCA. ...Read more
Chronic daily HD?: See a neurologist for second opinion.Get a more detailed answer ›
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HEADACHE: Constant headache maybe the tention type which is mild generalized without the incapacity of migraine. Relaxation and stress management plus preventing it withamitriptyline at bedtime. Make sure to have a neuro consult if ct scan is needed. Rx are otc analgesic, nsaids and treatment of associated depression, anxiety and insomnia. ...Read more
Probably soon: The conservative approach would be to start with cardio to avoid "bearing down". ...Read more