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Is Headache Location A Symptom Of Tension Headache
Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more
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
Nonspecific: Headaches can be due to migraine, muscle contraction, hydrocephalus, tumors, hypertension, sinus infections, jaw problems. Tumors and hemorrhages cause headaches due to increased pressure inside the skull when the size is significant. Many tumors, such as meningiomas, may be completely silent, without any pain. ...Read more
Rarely: If there is a fever, stiff neck, and generalized bodily discomfort, associated with confusion, the headache may merely be secondary to the meningitis infection. Most often, however, headaches are due to migraine, tension or muscle contraction mechanisms, and mainly due to non-infectious causation. This is often sorted out in hospital emergency departments by a lumbar puncture. ...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
Cluster headache: is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Because of the intense pain, cluster patients often pace the floor or bang their heads during headache episodes. The pain of cluster headache is excruciating and it is not unusual for a patient to yell or cry. The headache is unilateral and is centered behind or around the eye with autonomic symptoms. ...Read more
Is bone pain around the eye that triggers headaches and/or migraine considered a cluster headache?
See below: Depends on the location, duration, specific symptoms, medical history and many other factors. However, both tension and migraine type headaches can be triggered by crying episodes that are associated with stress, depression and other negative emotions. Crying related to happiness does not cause muscle tension or hormone stimulation like that with negative emotions. ...Read more
What causes a general feeling of malaise, fogginess, with a very mild headache. How to distinguish from Prodrome of migraine?
Tension headache: A tension headache feels like pressure, like a band around the head, or discomfort at the top of the neck. It is long-lasting, continuous, and it may last for many days. It is sometimes worse with movement of the head. It is especially common in people who are under stress, who work with their head flexed forward (such as computer monitor users). Non-medical treatment is available. ...Read more
Vascular headache?: A vascular headache is an outdated definition to describe certain types of headache which were thought to be related to blood vessel dilation or contraction. Tension headache is a primary headache and many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice. See your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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