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How long can a tension headache last? And how can I prevent it? What exercises can I do to help it go away?

How long can a tension headache last? And how can I prevent it? What exercises can I do to help it go away?

Tesnion headache: Headaches from neck tension usually resolve with rest or otc medication. They result from muscle tension in the neck and shoulders and can be prevented by stretching, ice, heat and massage. Yoga may help. ...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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How long will my tension headache last roughly? How can I reduce it, and what can I do in the future to prevent it?

How long will my tension headache last roughly? How can I reduce it,  and what can I do in the future to prevent it?

Neurologist: There are many options for headache treatment and each person is unique in how they respond to therapy. I would recommend seeing a neurologist, specifically headache specialist. ...Read more

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I got some tension headache since a week ago. Isn't that a long time?

I got some tension headache since a week ago. Isn't that a long time?

Depends on you: If your pain is truly a tension headache, diagnosed by a medical professional, then your tension headache can last as long as you are tense. If you are that tense you would probably benefit from lifestyle adjustment, physical therapy and emotional counseling. ...Read more

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Can a tension headache last for more than a couple weeks maybe even a month?

Can a tension headache last for more than a couple weeks maybe even a month?

Tension HA: Yes tension headaches can last for long periods if the cause is not alleviated, otc anti-inflammatory meds generally help and ice or heat to neck and upper back may also help. If no relief with these remedies see your physician. ...Read more

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How long after a sudden tension headache can I head back into the gym safely?

How long after a sudden tension headache can I head back into the gym safely?

Probably soon: The conservative approach would be to start with cardio to avoid "bearing down". ...Read more

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Can a tension headache last for 3 weeks and be getting worse or could this be something more serious anuerysm or tumor?

Can a tension headache last for 3 weeks and be getting worse or could this be something more serious anuerysm or tumor?

Tension headaches: Yes, tension headaches can last for a long time because they result at least in part from extreme tension in the muscles around your scalp. Tumors or aneurysms usually cause other symptoms beyond headaches -- but if this is getting worse, please see your doctor about it. I see that you're on celexa, (citalopram) which can cause headaches by itself. This should be part of your discussion with your doctor too. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been experiencing on and off a tension headache for the last week and a half? Are there any medications which are high BP friendly?

Hi, I have been experiencing on and off a tension headache for the last week and a half? Are there any medications which are high BP friendly?

NEED TO SORT OUT: If your hypertension is causing headaches, it would be profoundly elevated, and is crucial to control this immediately. Alternatively, your headaches could be due to migraine, dental or jaw problems, sinus issues, low thyroid fnctn, neck problems, etc. Many meds are available, ; most do not adversely affect blood pressure other than beta blockers and calcium channel blockers. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is causing my generalized head pressure for last 3 weeks? Is it my TMJ or tension headache? Or something else? Any OTC fix for head pressure?

What is causing my generalized head pressure for last 3 weeks? Is it my TMJ or tension headache? Or something else? Any OTC fix for head pressure?

We can't diagnose: the cause of your pressure. This would require a medical history & physical examination at minimum. Once the cause is determined - a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have had a mild tension headache and mild tinnitus for the last 10 days. If I take analgesics it gets better. Im 44 male take lisinopril for HBP.

I have had a mild tension headache and mild tinnitus for the last 10 days. If I take analgesics it gets better. Im 44 male take lisinopril for HBP.

Question?: From what you write - it's hard to guess your question. Glad that analgesics help and if your doctor approves use in combo w/ your other meds it's fine. Aspirin may not be the best - but ask your Dr. ...Read more

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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.

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.

What is happening : in your life? Are you stressed at work? Dealing with family problems? Worried about a family member or friend? You daytime stresses may be invading your sleep. Consider talking to a psychologist to search for ways to reduce stress or cope with life's challenges. ...Read more

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7 days ago i had migraine i was in the hospital got demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) needle, now I have what i believe is a tension headache how long until it goes away? I am taking meds but what can I do to speed things up?!

Migraine Headaches : Migraine headaches are very annoying and incapacitating. Your doctor might have prescribed a migraine drug for you, which, if taken judiciously, should ward off or at least minimize the discomfort. Your current headaches may not necessarily be migraines, so the drugs (which affect blood vessel tone) are not effective. Call your doctor and discuss your concerns and maybe there is a better plan. ...Read more

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How long for a viral syndrome to go away? Severe tension headache,fever,tiredness,restlessness,sore throat severe,congestion,minor body aches

How long for a viral syndrome to go away? Severe tension headache,fever,tiredness,restlessness,sore throat severe,congestion,minor body aches

Sounds awful: Everyone is different, and these nonspecific viral syndromes vary a lot. If it's just a pharyngitis (sore throat) those usually improve within 3-5 days, but mono would be a situation where a sore throat lasts a lot longer. If it evolves into a cough or something more flu-like, that can hang on for weeks (though the fever/achy stuff passes after the first few days). Sinus stuff hangs on too. ...Read more

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Is tension headache curable? Does it just keep coming back?

Is tension headache curable? Does it just keep coming back?

Possibly: Individual episodes may be cured, but nature of your work/lifestyle may cause them to recur: working over a desk/keyboard fatigues neck & shoulder muscles (mm); periodic breaks to stretch those mm with range of motion exercises can help prevent headaches. Moist heat to neck helps also. Otc anti-inflammatories (aleve/advil/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. Therapeutic massage works well, too. ...Read more

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How could chronic tension headache be cured rather than be treated with prescription?

How could chronic tension headache be cured rather than be treated with prescription?

Chronic TTH : Is present for at least 15 days per month for more than 3 months per year or about 180 days per year. The management of episodic and chronic tth consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for definite diagnosis and treatment. ...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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Tension Headache (Definition)

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