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Can stress cause headaches in back of head and make my lungs feel full?

Can stress cause headaches in back of head and make my lungs feel full?

Yes and maybe: Stress can cause headaches and panic attacks may cause sensation of shortness of breath or chest tightness. Don't know what you mean by lungs feeling full. Any physical symptoms need to be evaluated by your pcp to rule out disease before you make assumption symptoms are due to stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Why am i having headaches at back of head and neck (stress headaches)?

Why am i having headaches at back of head and neck (stress headaches)?

Stress HA = migraine: Your headaches are almost certainly migraines. Although stress can aggravate them, it is likely that you would still have headaches even if you were completely stress-free. The otc meds you take for the head pain can result in rebound/medication overuse headache. You should see a neurologist and get put on a good preventative agent as well as a good acute headpain med, ie a triptan (ie imitrex). ...Read more

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Headaches in back of head near neck/skull, fullness in ears, achyness in jaw especially in morning, some vertigo, i can crack neck-which helps, what is ?

Headaches in back of head near neck/skull, fullness in ears, achyness in jaw especially in morning, some vertigo, i can crack neck-which helps, what is ?

Dont know.: Could be simply a misalignment in your neck since cracking your neck helps. The pain in your jaw- could be tmj. Consider several options: discuss with your regular doctor. Also see if there is an upper cervical chiropractor near you. Or craniosacral therapist. Neuromuscular massage can help as well to relax the small muscles that can cause pain. Acupuncture and chinese medicin can also help. ...Read more

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Can a headache in the back of the head be cause by stress?

Can a headache in the back of the head be cause by stress?

Absolutely: Yes, there are muscles at the back of your head, connected to your neck, which can tense up with stress that's held for long periods. What you end up with is like a giant charley-horse in the muscles surrounding your head! finding ways to relax, and release the stress is important. Mindfulness practices have been known to help; becoming aware of your body through yoga, etc, helps too. Be well. ...Read more

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What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

What would cause headache at back of head near base and head to feel very heavy and be hard to hold up straight?

Headaches: Tension headaches are common in this area, but so are migraines which can affect the nerve that supplies this area. Try cold compresses, Aspirin or ibuprofen. Severe and unusual headaches in this area area a medical emergency and require immediate attention. ...Read more

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My 45 yr husband is waking up at least once a week in middle of night w/headaches that are dull-ache towards back of head. Cause for alarm?

Cephalgia: What you describe are most likely tension headaches that are due to muscle contraction, but if the headaches worsen in either intensity or frequency then i would recommend you seek medical attention very quickly. You should talk over your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a sinus headache? Can it cause headache at the back of head?

What is a sinus headache? Can it cause headache at the back of head?

Sinus Headache: A sinus headache is a lay term that refers to head pain felt over the anatomic distribution of the sinuses, typically the forehead. Headaches in this location actually may have many causes and are not considered a major sign of sinusitis, though many lay people believe that they are. ...Read more

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Would looking down at a tablet for a couple hours cause a throbbing painful headache at the back of head and neck the next day?

Would looking down at a tablet for a couple hours cause a throbbing painful headache at the back of head and neck the next day?

Tablet neck.: Yes. Holding your head down at that tablet-using angle puts a tremendous strain on the neck muscles, which are charged with holding the head in that unnatural position. This will cause pain. ...Read more

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Chronic headache in back of head near neck. Sometimes causes vomiting. Alcohol makes it worse.

Chronic headache in back of head near neck. Sometimes causes vomiting. Alcohol makes it worse.

Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, vomiting, blurred vision, etc. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more