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I Get Tension Headaches

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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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    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'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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    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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    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 :/
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F Oct 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Mar 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 JUST WANT TO GO ONE DAY WITHOUT A HEADACHE. It's usually the weather that does it. The pressure changes, and BAM, headache. Shoot me now.
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    Really suckss but then i guess its better than puking
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    I've wanted to have sex since I'm 18 and I'm nearly 23. Feel like giving up. 5 years is a long time...it's frustrating. And I've never had a boyfriend...if I had one at least I...
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    I am a 44 yo disabled female veteran entrepeneur who smokes her Rx very day. I claimed two years of sobriety before deciding to trying cannabis Rx for the ridiculous 4 month long...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    I've never told you, but these are the moments I cherish. There's something very unique about the silent exchange between us as you give yourself to sleep, as you give yourself to...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Mar 17

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    For the most part everything is good in my life. :) ..But lately I've just had a lot of tension. I have the feeling in my sides as if I'm on the verge of crying or gonna burst into...
    Fidge3 Fidge3 22-25, F a week ago

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    For the first time, I slept for 12 hours last night and now I'm having horrible headaches maybe because I slept too much. Omg. I hate headaches.
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F Mar 1

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    iou1soul iou1soul 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    Ugh I have thee biggest headache. Anybody know how to get rid of them and also how to have long hair without getting headaches? I really want long hair but my hair is so thick and...
    nobodyknows13 nobodyknows13 16-17, F Mar 10

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    I miss my old life.. It was so simple then... Tension always use to be there.. but for some time & then it use to fade away.. No the current situation is opposite.. Entering house...
    MYLIFEMYVIEW180 MYLIFEMYVIEW180 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I hate headaches! And I really hate snow! I'm sick of it!
    angkath80 angkath80 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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    Day 54 Why am I getting these terrible headaches after changing my diet, I've been keeping hydrated and getting rest I don't get why I'm randomly getting them :/
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    Here is my story: I adopted my son at 18 mths he is now 10.5. He came from a Family of mental illness and drug addicts along with thieves and drug dealers. Of course I found out...
    christydugger christydugger 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    My mom hits me, pinches me in the head, slaps me, pinches me, slaps me on my arm, lies about me to others, mocks me, makes fun of my skin tone and black people in general, says my...
    ImaPrincess344 ImaPrincess344 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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    I have been using essential oils for a few years now. Lately though, I have had a renewed interest in them. I have been plagued by headaches and nausea. You grow tired and fearful...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    So its been an entire week and one day since my hubby left, but whose counting. He's manage to find a job in all but one week. Now thats a world record for him. I firmly believe...
    Unsatisfiedwoman74 Unsatisfiedwoman74 36-40, F Mar 2

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    I was just diagnosed with PV. Have not been to hematologist yet. I have very bad headaches and fatigue. Any thoughts?
    heretodaygonetomaui heretodaygonetomaui 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I've seen a trend in which a lot of these 'moody' individuals crowd around this band, "Black Veil Brides". When I see someone is into them, I now take that as a red flag that they...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    Whether it's with the eye I'm legally blind with, or the migraine headaches, the persistent back pain, or the pain in my feet from standing or walking for any length of time, I...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    I've been diagnosing myself for years, but I'm just now willing to admit that I'm a hypochondriac. I've had anxiety as long as I can remember and I really do have health problems...
    existentialmess existentialmess 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I'm not sure if I'm the only one who can see these places so far there are only two I see right now. I've given each of them names. The "Silhouette World" and the "Dream World". It...
    GlassChild GlassChild 13-15, F Mar 4

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