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Can tension headaches last 1-2 seconds? Sharp pain different places every day several a day. My neck always hurts and knotted. Computers & bad posture

Can tension headaches last 1-2 seconds? Sharp pain different places every day several a day. My neck always hurts and knotted. Computers & bad posture

Tension headaches: Tension type headache is 30 minutes to 7 days. Usually bilateral, squeezing character, mild to moderate intensity. Stress, anxiety, muscle strain from having technology posture can cause and make them more frequent. Mild nausea or vomiting can occur. Sensitive to light or sound can also occur but not more than one of these for the diagnoses. Over the counter NSAID is treatment. ...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


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What would cause tension headaches nausea and lack of concentration ?

What would cause  tension headaches nausea and lack of concentration ?

Tension: After you get checked by your doc, you can do some things to relax the muscles in your head if that is the kind of headache you have. Check out herbert benson's relaxation response book. It's an easy technique to lower blood pressure and manage stress. ...Read more

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Short bouts of nausea lasting 5 to 30min. Have issues with neck hypermibility causing tension headaches and spacy feeling. Ok to wait 2wks til dr appt?

Short bouts of nausea lasting 5 to 30min. Have issues with neck hypermibility causing tension headaches and spacy feeling. Ok to wait 2wks til dr appt?

Probably not: I would recommend that you be seen sooner. Bouts of nausea for the next 2 weeks will be quite uncomfortable. I see that you state you have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which can be associated with autonomic dysfunction and thus have low blood pressure issues that may make you feel spacy and nauseated. You are appropriately on a beta-blocker too. Please seek help sooner, as there is assistance for this. ...Read more

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What to do if migraine/tension headache with nausea?

What to do if  migraine/tension headache with nausea?

Migraines treatment : First a headache specialist needs to distinguish is these are tension type headaches or migraines. Ibuprofen, Naproxen can be helpful. Triptans are useful in migraine. If these are frequent a preventive medication should be added. ...Read more

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My neck jerks for a week now. Usually, my neck jerks to right. I'm having tension headaches for a long time now but this jerking just appeared lately. I'm also having nausea sometimes. Also I feel tired most of the time. My optha said it may has nothing t

My neck jerks for a week now. Usually, my neck jerks to right. I'm having tension headaches for a long time now but this jerking just appeared lately. I'm also having nausea sometimes. Also I feel tired most of the time. My optha said it may has nothing t

Anxiety?: On the basis of the very limited information given it's likely that the nausea, fatigue and neck jerking are not related."Neck jerking" suggests you are describing very brief muscle contractions (called twitches or fasciculations). These are very common and usually due to stress, anxiety, muscle fatigue and much less commonly neurologic illness. http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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23yo female. Can tension headaches last alday. Pain doesnt get any worse no nausea or vomitting. Worried about brain tumor?

23yo female. Can tension headaches last alday. Pain doesnt get any worse no nausea or vomitting. Worried about brain tumor?

Doubtful: Tension headaches start from the front and radiate to the back of your head and down your neck. They improve with over the counter medicines and rest. Persistent headache should be addressed by your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck ...Read more

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I have nausea tension headaches and stiff neck. I'm afraid I have a brain tumor.my neurologist says that I don't.wont send me for MRI how does he know

I have nausea tension headaches and stiff neck. I'm afraid I have a brain tumor.my neurologist says that I don't.wont send me for MRI how does he know

Normally a physician: would need to have at least a moderate degree of concern that a tumor was causing symptoms. MRI's are extraordinarily expensive. Normally, insurance companies will not pay to have MRI's done unless there is a true medical indication. Even if you are willing to pay for the MRI yourself - wait lists can be long at some facilities. If MRI's were performed on every patient that desired that > ...Read more

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Bad tension headaches for about 6 weeks now, nausea for 3-4 weeks, muscle spasms, and a burning in my back. I've had a CT done, is it my wisdom teeth?

Bad tension headaches for about 6 weeks now, nausea for 3-4 weeks, muscle spasms, and a burning in my back. I've had a CT done, is it my wisdom teeth?

May be: May be 2 separate issues. If you have a wisdom tooth problem, irrespective of what else may be causing your other symptoms, you should console with an Oral Surgeon. This will not self-heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Tension Headache (Definition)

Tension headache is a condition where there is dull pressure or pain within the head, often associated with muscle tension, especially the muscles in the back of ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Stress Headache (Definition)

Stress headaches are caused by stressful situations that ...Read more