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Sinus & stress headache, lower, middle & upper thigh dull pain, no menstrual cycle in 2 months, but regular physician says not pregnant. Please help.?

Sinus & stress headache, lower, middle & upper thigh dull pain, no menstrual cycle in 2 months, but regular physician says not pregnant.  Please help.?

Stress: Sorry you r going thru this. It all ties in to stress &its effects on hormonal balance. Stress triggers changes in our inner hormonal environment resulting in missed periods, low energy, insomnia, moodiness, body aches & weakness to name a few.This addsmore stress &a viscous cycle ensues. Supporting your thyroid with l-tyrosine, selenium, &iodine helps to normalize your hormones &eliminate symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Is this a stress headache if I only get it when facing tight deadline?

Is this a stress headache if I only get it when facing tight deadline?

Relief from stress: Stress headaches are caused by worrying over a specific event or situation. Consider the phrase "tight deadline". Just hearing those words feels stressful, doesn't it? Looking at how we approach our life can change how we think and feel. Stress and stress headaches are greatly diminished when our perspective including our thoughts and feelings about life changes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stress headache?

How can I get rid of a stress headache?

Agree w Dr. Machanic: Address specific stressors. In addition to valuable info already provided - work to manage your stress. o address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure,> ...Read more

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Anyone know how to get rid of a stress headache fast?

Anyone know how to get rid of a stress headache fast?

? The problem: Part of the stress/tension headache may be a fast paced life style. You may not have control over the stress but you do have control over how you respond to it. There are medications that may help but it is better to find ways to idenify the triggers and deal with them. Look into the techniques of cognitive behavior therapy. Take control of your stress response and you will have less headaches. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stress headache and how to not be so stressed?

How to get rid of a stress headache and how to not be so stressed?

Stresssssssss: Work on learning to relax. Try deep breathing exercises & progressive muscle relaxation. Do you get physical activity every day? Have you considered cognitive behavioral therapy to help deal with anxiety? Other options- acupuncture, qi gong, tai chi, meditation & yoga. Take care. ...Read more

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Pain towards the back of my head. Should i be concerned or is this a stress headache?

Pain towards the back of my head. Should i be concerned or is this a stress headache?

COULD BE...: Headaches can have many causes, and stress is one. But the facts you gave are not enough to decide the cause. For instance, is this a repeat of the past, when does the headache occur, is there muscle tension or other sym[ptoms? This really needs a history and examination, and it might be a good idea to get checked out. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve a stress headache?

What's the best way to relieve a stress headache?

Home remedies: You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging your temples, meditation and green tea. Advil or Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) might also provide you some relief. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve a stress headache?

What is the best way to relieve a stress headache?

Agree with Dr. Raff: Additionally - address stress in your life. To address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing > ...Read more

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What is the treatment for stress headache?

See below:: Taking the medications rec by your doc: pain relievers; muscle relaxants; antidepressants; other meds. Avoiding or minimizing the causes or triggers: stress management/relaxation training; biofeedback; & home treatments.The goals of treatment for tension headaches are to prevent further attacks and relieve any current pain. ...Read more

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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


Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more