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What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more

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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 are the symptoms of tension headache?

What are the symptoms of tension headache?

Tension HA: Usually begins in the back of the head and radiates forward laterally. Moderately severe, stiffness of the muscles in back of neck leading up to back of head. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cluster headache?

What are the symptoms of a cluster headache?

See below:: Pain comes on without warning & may begin as a burning sensation on the side of your nose or deep in your eye. The pain peaks in just a few min. Folks describe the feeling as having an ice pick driven through your eye.The pain almost always begins in your eye and always on 1 side of your face.The eye on your affected side may tear &eyelid may droop. 1-sided nasal stuffiness/runny nose may occur. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

Tension headache: Some of symptoms of a tension headache are a dull, aching head pain, sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head, tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vascular headache?

What are the symptoms of a vascular headache?

Vascular headache: A vascular headache is an outdated definition to describe certain types of headache which were thought to be related to blood vessel dilation or contraction. See your PCP for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What are the general symptoms of a migraine?

What are the general symptoms of a migraine?

Disabling headache: With light and/or sound sensitivity or nausea. Worsens with activity. Relieved by lying down in a dark room. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a tension headache?

What are common signs of a tension headache?

Well you might feel: Tension or stress prior to developing the full blown headache. Headaches are complex. Sometimes you notice certain things happen prior to your getting a headache. This should be reported to your doctor. Sometimes you get an aura - a sensation prior to a headache. Report this to your doctor.... There are so many headaches. The more information you provide makes a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a cluster headache ?

What are the symptoms of a cluster headache ?

Headaches: Symptoms include unilateral severe clusters of headaches associated with tearing and injection of the ipsolateral eye and nasal discharge. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of migraine?

Migraines: A migraine is a vasospasm of a blood vessel in the brain. There are many symptoms. The common migraine's hallmark is a severe headache. The headache may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes, migraines are signaled by an "aura, " which may be a visual symptom such as flashing lights or wavy lines followed by a headache. Common triggers - caffeine, stress. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a sinus headache?

What are symptoms of a sinus headache?

Sinus symptoms : it is headache that is associated with nasal congestion runny nose pressure and pain over sinuses. It may be a dull headache or may be pounding or pressure type. Pain medicines like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin tend to help ...Read more

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What are causes of a headache in your forehead?

What are causes of a headache in your forehead?

Sinus: If you have it above your eyes it could be your frontal sinus. If it persists seek care with a medical doctor. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of a cluster headache?

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What's the symptoms of a cluster headache?

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

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What are symptoms of tension headaches?

What are symptoms of tension headaches?

Pain in your head: Specific symptoms for types of headaches are artificial and of little real importance. Most all headaches are caused by injured muscle and fascia in the head, neck, jaw, and upper back, and the resulting trigger points sending pain to your head. Learn about myofascial pain and treatment. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of migraines?

What are the symtoms of migraines?

Throbbing pulsing: A headache that can come with auras and be one sided and pulsate and can cause light sensitivity depending on how severe. Caused by neurotransmitter imbalance. Visit www.Neurosciencemyths.Com to learn about these hedaces and a very excellent treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and causes of a post coitus hheadache.

What are the symptoms and causes of a post coitus hheadache.

Orgasm+: Orgasm causes an intense discharge of neurotransmitters as well as vasoconstriction often associated with migraine headaches. Sex raises blood pressure and pulse as well which can cause an occipital(back of the head) headache especially if you are an untreated hypertensive individual. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor besides headaches?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor besides headaches?

Depends on location: Headaches are usually late symptoms of brain tumors. That means that these symptoms occur when the tumor and associated swelling are large enough that they lead to pressure that is then reflected as headaches. However, symptoms can occur by local irritation of the surrounding brain-ie. Motor regions, speech regions, sensory regions. Brain tumors can also lead to seizures. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of migral neuralgia?

What are the symptoms of migral neuralgia?

Migral or trigeminal: I am speculating that you meant trigeminal neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is diagnosed clinically. Your doctor may still send you for a brain MRI to rule out any other pathology. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a tension headache?

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Tension headache: Some of symptoms of a tension headache are a dull, aching head pain, sensation of tightness or pressure across your forehead or on the sides and back of your head, tenderness on your scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tension headache?

Tension HA: Usually begins in the back of the head and radiates forward laterally. Moderately severe, stiffness of the muscles in back of neck leading up to back of head. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of tension headaches?

Pain in your head: Specific symptoms for types of headaches are artificial and of little real importance. Most all headaches are caused by injured muscle and fascia in the head, neck, jaw, and upper back, and the resulting trigger points sending pain to your head. Learn about myofascial pain and treatment. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a mixed headache, with both migraine and tension headache symptoms?

Is it possible to have a mixed headache, with both migraine and tension headache symptoms?

Yes, quite often: In fact many so-called tension headaches have similar underlying neurochemical traits to migraine, hence may respond to similar treatments. See your md or neurologist for examination for any severe and/or debilitating undiagnosed headache. ...Read more

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Fell while kneeling on bed and hit head on wall. I've had a bad tension headache for 72 hrs. Taken hydro because pain. No other symptoms. See a Dr?

Fell while kneeling on bed and hit head on wall. I've had a bad tension headache for 72 hrs. Taken hydro because pain. No other symptoms. See a Dr?

If concerned: If you are having concerning symptoms, and now, on own, using a narcotic (hydro?, meaning hydrocodone?), contact your doctor and discuss your symptoms. Cannot be more precise based upon information at this time. ...Read more

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Having preassure in front of the head and radiates to the temple mostly on left side but only preassure no pain Is this a symptom of tension headache?

Having preassure in front of the head and radiates to the temple  mostly on left side but only preassure no pain Is this a symptom of tension headache?

Yes, TTH: Tension type headache. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I've had tension headache before couple years back. This current one started after working 19 days straight (desk job). It's been on and off since Jan 28th. No other symptoms outside pressure/ache around head. Most the time it's in back of the neck and in

I've had tension headache before couple years back. This current one started after working 19 days straight (desk job). It's been on and off since Jan 28th. No other symptoms outside pressure/ache around head. Most the time it's in back of the neck and in

Your muscles: are stiff and overworked, with posture and positioning likely the cause for your tension headaches. What you need is de-stressing techniques such as meditation, relaxation and a physically taxing hobby such as golf or cardiovascular exercises. This way you can treat both your nerve and your muscles. If that is not better, then use some ibuprofen or see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Bad headache in the left temple. It is probably a migraine or stress tension headache. But if it was a brain tumor. Would there be other symptoms?

Bad headache in the left temple. It is probably a migraine or stress tension headache. But if it was a brain tumor. Would there be other symptoms?

Likely not tumor: Given your younger age and type of symptoms currently displayed, a brain tumor is less likely. It depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms, but you might consider requesting your doctor to order an MRI brain with and without contrast (it provides better detail of the brain than does the ct). I would definitely consider quitting smoking. ...Read more

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Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.

Moderate headache in eyebrows, back of head and neck. Tension headache? No bother symptoms. Feels like pressure. Also throbbing in nose and teeth.

Yes, TTH: Tension type headache. Many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice. The pain is of moderate intensity and does not worsen with routine physical activity. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.:see orofacial pain specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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Is this a tension headache temples that ache, sore eyes, tight neck an shoulders, worse when brisk walking, upper teeth hurt has symptoms for 6 years

Is this a tension headache temples that ache, sore eyes, tight neck an shoulders, worse when brisk walking, upper teeth hurt has symptoms for 6 years

Trigeminal neuralgis: Thyis also can be a variant of trigeminal neuralgia that was initiated by chronic sinusitis and/or bad teeth. You need nto have this evaluated so the primary(ies) can be identified and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Tension headache since 3 years I have been improved gradually but at very slow rate since i take duloxetin and amitrypriline but it s still at mornini?

Tension headache : Morning headaches can stem from abnormal sleep so make sure you get 8-9 hours of restful sleep. Relaxation exercises can help you as well. Find the stressors in your life and change buses the other direction to healthy stress free living. Avoid caffeine as this can lead to rebound headache in the morning. You may need a sleep study as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are tension headache?

What are tension headache?

Tension headaches: Headaches which are caused by stress or discomfort on neck, scalp and headmuscles.Headaches are band-like in nature ...Read more

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What's a tension headache like?

What's a tension headache like?

See below:: With a tension headache, the pain often starts at the back of your head and moves forward, so that it eventually includes your neck, scalp, and head. It' s often described as feeling like you have a tight band across your head. Read more: http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/tension-headache-000074.Htm#ixzz1wzcetql4. ...Read more

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Why Do you get a tension headache?

Why Do you get a tension headache?

Tension-type: headache can develop from episodic Tension-type Headache and the resultant headache is considered a chronic form. The clinical presentation is similar to episodic TTH except for the increased frequency of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist. ...Read more

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What causes a morning tension headache?

What causes a morning tension headache?

Unknown!: Tension headaches are characterized by dull, non-pulsatile discomfort on both sides of the temples and forehead. Typically last for 30-60 min or for days. Affect at least 40% of adults in any given year. Occur most commonly in the early morning and late afternoon. The morning variety is often triggered by lack of sleep, awkward sleeping positions, hangovers and caffeine withdrawal. Cause unknown! ...Read more

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How Do I treat a severe tension headache?

How Do I treat a severe tension headache?

Tension Type HA: Once a diagnosis of tension type headache has been made, effective management involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional TTH management. ...Read more

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Tension headache - what I can do or take?/

Tension headache - what I can do or take?/

Lots!: Here are very good ideas: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tension-headache/in-depth/headaches/ART-20047631?pg=1 You'll notice there are no pills. Taking an OTC as directed would be ok if that has helped, before but these ways are best. Also,have an exam to be sure it is a tension headache if these things don't help. ...Read more

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What are common signs of a tension headache?

Well you might feel: Tension or stress prior to developing the full blown headache. Headaches are complex. Sometimes you notice certain things happen prior to your getting a headache. This should be reported to your doctor. Sometimes you get an aura - a sensation prior to a headache. Report this to your doctor.... There are so many headaches. The more information you provide makes a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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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