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I Get Tension Headaches

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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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    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 :/
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F Oct 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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'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 18-21, F Mar 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Ugh I have a headache and the church next door has decided to have a service on Monday! I didn't know they did that now, is having church on Monday a thing now? Don't these people...
    mcgradyyeah mcgradyyeah 26-30, F Feb 8

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    Car rides, exams and sudden change in schedules give me migraines. Lame, I know. :/
    shioshishio shioshishio 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Been having migraines and vertigo ever since being hit with VBIED
    mortaritaville07 mortaritaville07 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I get them almost everyday literally. Ibuprofen usually works if that doesn't I try to sleep it away. I also smoke cigarettes so that could be a reason why I get them so much. I...
    londepV londepV 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 20

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    Having had migraines since my late teens, I've learned how to handle them fairly well. I know my triggers... what to eat, what to avoid, sleep patterns, stressors, etc... But...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's sad that I'm only a teen an I suffer from severe migraines accompanied by major photophobia and vertigo. It's gross.
    DSWRW DSWRW 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had a bad migraine today, it felt like my brain was trying to beat its way out my skull. I had to take two ibuprofen and sleep it off. I feel better now but I'm sure I'll be...
    londepV londepV 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My sexual fantasy....alright ladies, tell me if you have this one too. So in some ways I am like a guy b/c I love to watch Tosh.0, ridiculousness, South Park, Family Guy, and...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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    Blood humming in my veins while your hands explore me...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I hate headaches! And I really hate snow! I'm sick of it!
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I work my *** off. And I get no appreciation for it, no comfort, or anything which is fine, whatever... I just know I work way too hard for my age---harder than most ladies my...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I'm 16 years old and a tenth grader. I'm in love with my teacher of the same gender. She is in her late 30's and married with a single child. She was my class teacher in grade six...
    simz1209 simz1209 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I always loved the Ocean since I was a small boy. Whenever I travel to countries, I do always want to find an island where I can simply dip in the sea which has a crystal clear...
    glowtrits glowtrits 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    Had anyone had enough of my shenanigans yet? My latest action item on my therapy list is to open up more with my wife about my feminine needs. So awkward. The subconscious mind is...
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My migraine and neck tension is so bad when having period even meds don't help properly.That time I wish to be dead or at least man..
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    Hello, I am Chinese, 16 yrs old, I wear glasses (I think I am legally blind xD) and I have Thalassemia Minor Beta. My Symptoms * Continuous stabbing pain in my joints, bones...
    chuelove chuelove 16-17, F Feb 10

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    Hello, I am Chinese, 16 yrs old, I wear glasses (I think I am legally blind xD) and I have Thalassemia Minor Beta. My Symptoms * Continuous stabbing pain in my joints, bones and...
    chuelove chuelove 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I started running in grad school. I, however, did too much too fast and was always sore and hurt tight muscles for a couple years. Sometimes it made it difficult to walk. I...
    mackeymmm mackeymmm 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    It's so so so unfair that my teachers hate me and think I am so lazy. I get sick with migraines that make me throw up and blinding headaches where I actually cannot see...
    hedwig8 hedwig8 16-17, F Jan 28

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    Something I learned, NEVER discuss politics or religion. It just causes headaches. Especially if you're young, because all people seem to care about is your age, not your opinion.
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    These days I didn't feel good.(-_-) terrible headaches and pain in my hands n feet. I think it's because of using net a lot. I should leave computer for few days hope I get...
    NiNDA2111 NiNDA2111 16-17 2 Responses Jan 30

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    [When Joseph was an old man, an old man was he He married Virgin Mary, the Queen of Galilee He married Virgin Mary, the Queen of Galilee] (Lyrics from the Cherry Tree) It is now...
    MoniqueinSpring MoniqueinSpring 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I've never felt as though I belonged and not for the lack of trying, Each day I feel even more so. Yesterday I was on an party event photography job and I found it harder than...
    PessimisticPenguin PessimisticPenguin 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I recently was diagnosed in November. I would suffer from these horrible headaches; because I'm in nursing school I just thought of it as stress. Then my vision became blurry, I...
    Smdnght26 Smdnght26 26-30, F Feb 2

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    he died. suddenly, tragically, stupidly. He did not need to die. He thought he was superman but he needed safety protection just like everyone else. my 3 children and I are so...
    cgordon cgordon 31-35, F Feb 4

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    I'm addicted to everything. When I was 4 my grandpa taught me how to play chess. I then proceeded to play at every available opportunity. When I turned 7 I got my first couple...
    addictedtoeverything addictedtoeverything 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I'm a person the grind my teeth every night.. I wake up with really bad headaches. I have tried heat, ice, and massage nothing works to fix the jaw pain. I have mouth guard wear...
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M Feb 8

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    I'm a person the grind my teeth every night.. I have TMJ bad. I wake up with really bad headaches. I have tried heat, ice, and massage nothing works to fix the jaw pain. I have...
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M Feb 8

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