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I Get Tension Headaches

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    Most of the Time

    i seem to get these a lot i really dont know why but it can make life very hard at times, i just have too much going on for this
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Sep 12, 2008

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    Destroying Enjoyment Of Life

    it gets that way my jaw aches, sinuses, and eyes sensitve to lightI get temple soreness, dizzy feelings and nauseaI feel a ache and neuralgia in the muscles of my face all over to neck, shoulders etcit does destroy life .... I find painkillers don't really helpa premixed vodka...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2012

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    I am having a funny sensation in my head .

    Its like a pulling feeling on the right side of my head and then it flutters my heart ...seems like . Dont quote me just the best way I could describe it lol HELP HELP HELP
    TrailOfGlitter TrailOfGlitter 22-25, F Aug 19, 2014

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    Ack. My Brain Won't Shut Off

    This thing is frustrating. I've been battling with it since 14 yrs and have tried taking advil continuously one summer and nothing. It's not like any hammering painful headaches but almost like a bad cramp at the side of my head and in the middle ( like they're being squeezed...
    Hiddenintheleaves Hiddenintheleaves 22-25, F Apr 28, 2011

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    I have tmj so I get them a lot.

    Anyone have any home remedy ideas? I don't like popping pills
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ever since I had that incident I've been

    getting them more and more frequently. I think it's a mix of tension and migraine though :/
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F Oct 25, 2014

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    Tension Headaches No Painkiller Worked

    I am a 42-years old woman; almost never had headaches so didn't use many painkillers in my life. 2 weeks ago, in the afternoon, I started to feel a weird heaviness, a kind of pressure in my head (both sides and as if something is pressing me down from top of my head and also...
    Mahinur Mahinur 41-45 Jun 21, 2012

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    Excederin Tension Headache Helps

    that's my miracle drug! i love it! i suffer from tension headaches from lack of sleep, too much studying and especially my horrible posture. for the longest time they were dabilitating. i would fall behind in school because i couldn't get motivated to do my homework because my...
    scooper scooper 26-30, F Jan 23, 2009

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    At Least One a Month

    I have a fairly high stress job and I worry about the job and my family. Many months it happens separately bust has been know to come right along with an achy and crampy abdomen and some really tender breasts. I also have some mood swings that just go off the charts. I usually...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2008

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    So Sick of These Stress Headaches

    Tired of getting headaches almost everyday. My head hurts so bad now I could scream. I have several pain relievers prescribed to me that I use but sometimes the headaches are so bad that even the strongest doesn't help at all. Right now have tears in my eyes just cause of the...
    Rachel4now Rachel4now 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    I Think That's What They Are

    I have asked several doctors about my headaches, and none have been helpful or even confirmed that they are tension headaches.  It was in Europe that I first saw a doctor about them.  It was summer, and he thought I was dehydrated.  The pills he prescribed did not...
    Sncats Sncats 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2009

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    At Least Once a Week

    I get tension headaches at least once a week. I seem to carry all my stress in my neck/shoulders and I think that's where the headaches come from. I also slouch a lot, so that doesn't help. The headaches are awful and almost nothing helps. I've been given some of the strongest...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F Feb 5, 2009

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    Chronic Tension Headaches

    I have been getting chronic tension headaches since I was 17 when I started college. I know it is from tension in my shoulders and neck. I have tried EVERYTHING. What gives me most relief is getting enough sleep, exersize, and drinking enough water. Unfortunately I have a busy...
    sylviaasierra sylviaasierra 22-25 Mar 16, 2012

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    I've been experiencing these headaches

    that give off the sensation of my skull being wrapped in a vise grip. I've gone to the clinic around 2 weeks; the doctor had prescribed me with pills to take before going to bed, it's called "APO-AMITRITYLINE." The doc. told me I had a tension-type headache, but it's been two...
    yasmeenayesh yasmeenayesh 22-25, F Mar 24, 2014

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    At Least Once a Week...

    I'm not sure what the average is but I would have to say I get tension headaches at least once a week.  One of my faults is overbooking or overcommitting myself and I feel like there aren't enough hours in a day.  Whenever, I am trying to take on too much, I get that...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2007

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    I Have Chronic Tension Headaches

    In early June of 2009, I started getting really bad headaches. They continued nearly every day for about two months before we decided, 'something's wrong. We need to go to the doctor.' I went to the doctor in August and they said that there was nothing wrong in my...
    LaikVictoria49 LaikVictoria49 13-15, F Feb 16, 2010

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    Could It Be?

    I'm 29, I've been getting headaches since 2008 on a regular basis. Almost daily. I've been to doctors, I've taken more meds then I can name, including paxil which made me want to kill myself. I then met a 'healer'. I forget his title but it was a form of no touch healing...
    callingyou callingyou 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    My mom abused me and called me ugly names tryd fighting me in 6th grade pulled me by my hair all the time socking me in my head over and over I used to get headaches all the time...
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    I'm 22 years old, I've been having fatigue/depression-like symptoms/pain/muscle tension since I was around 12. Today, after a good 7 months of diagnostic work, they told me I have...
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    past 3 days ive been getting headaches alot I believe its because im overthinking to much about my life
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Migraines.... The horrible agonizing feeling of pain that comes to visit me sometimes. My triggers are; wind upcoming storms bad cheese cheap chocolate sulphates in wines hormones...
    OutDoorForever OutDoorForever 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's my birthday and I'm putting off going to sleep because I'm scared I might wake up with a bad headache
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    Heat in The streets Heat in the streets, Of hot sun rays strong And beating down hard On the heads of walkers Treading on hard pavement Made hotter by the strong rays Of an...
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    I woke up with another migraine or as I like to call them brainaches. Ugh!
    Heidilynnrocks Heidilynnrocks 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Third migraine this week. I have gone months without a migraine, until this week.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses a week ago

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    Laying here listening to Christmas music with a really bad headache that I can't loose
    eddie2448 eddie2448 26-30, M Jul 25

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    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Well, I'm gonna take some acetaminophen and try get some sleep... I hate having headaches :(
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    lynny1978 lynny1978 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    and they suck the life right out of you...just sayin
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 13 Responses Jul 19

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    I'm going on my third day of having a very bad headache and is touching it PLEASE HELP
    eddie2448 eddie2448 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 18

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    Ugh I've got such a killer head ache
    seekre seekre 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    1.) Having sex relieves headaches, everytime you make love, it releases the tension in the veins of the brain. 2.) A lot of sex can clear the stuffy nose. Sex, is natural...
    oscar57 oscar57 56-60, M Jul 16

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    ThatOneN3rd ThatOneN3rd 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    2 years ago in july I attempted to kill myself with an M9 Beretta handgun. I put the gun on the right rear of my jaw, pointing up to the back of my head. I fired. The bullet went...
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