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I Get Tension Headaches

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've had migraine headaches since 15 and it has gotten from bad to worse overtime! I've seen a specialist about it and tried different prevention & painkillers but none seems to be...
    outtamymindz outtamymindz 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I get quite ill sometimes with headaches. The arrive unexpectedly an very suddenly. I am getting them more often now despite my painkillers and I'm terrified that they missed...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    The first time I got a migraine I was at school and it hurt so bad I was crying and I almost threw up. I went home and I got sick and I couldn't walk I could hardly move. I had...
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't ignore them.. If I don't get a strong painkiller as soon as it starts, it keeps getting worse no matter what meds I take, I start feeling my head wants to explode and feel...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I had my first migraine when I was 5 years old. I remember it clearly....walking around the playground looking at the other children and only being able to see their heads or legs...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I have had this headache for the last 8 years. I've tried different medications and they don't work. Some days it hurts a little while other days it is miserable. I just get so...
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F Jul 2

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    I suffered from it until I couldn't take it anymore one day.. Diagnosis- migraines! So glad I got prescribed imitrex.. Tylenols and other migraine OTC pills did not help me at all...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    First trip to the neurologist tomorrow! Let's (try to) figure out this whole migraine situation..
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Went to the neurologist today. To keep the story short, I was prescribed topamax. Anyone have experience with this medication?
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    Threw away my birth control. This week was "inactive pill" week. After my visit to the neurologist yesterday and finding out the pill was my main trigger, I need to make changes. I...
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    If there's a traditional chinese medicine hall where you are, try it. I did. Was prescribed ground herbs to take for a week, but my migraines disappeared after only a day of...
    immobilise immobilise 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I hate just not knowing when they will come on and take over my head, making it throb in waves of pain, with my vision going crazy with auroras and just wanting to get away from...
    AndreaNZ AndreaNZ 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    What can I take that will get rid of this headache that won't interfere with my anti depressant med Ibuprofen and aspirin and acetaminophen and excederin and aleeve do not work at...
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    god, these migraines keep getting worse. soon the pills wont do a thing. i hope i dont end up in the hospital all the time like my father
    kevinnc1 kevinnc1 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I get horrible migraines. My hand will go numb, I lose my peripheral or get spots in my vision and I get really spacey. That's just first part after that stops the pain comes...
    TroyPaladin TroyPaladin 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate them. Thank God they get fewer and fewer each year!
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I get migraines all the time the worst is when your out at an amusement park or someplace where there is really bright lights it's really painful
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    Good intention by Dappy. It's really good and true. I've seen a lot things in life that words can't explain See we ain't any different but we just ain't the same They never...
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    Well, I've always had headache and back issues. We just kind of assumed it was genetic or something. Finally, about 4 months ago, my headaches became unbearable along with my back...
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    So for the second time I tried to go off my meds and went off for about a week...thought I could do it but I was so wrong. I spend 5 days in my room crying and feeling hopeless...
    pramirez9979 pramirez9979 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 1

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    I've been keeping a journal for almost a whole year now, and I love doing so. I can write stuff in my journal I can't talk to anyone about. Especially since the last couple of...
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    I have been having a particularly hard weekend dealing with the loneliness of living with a spouse with chronic pain so I searched the web and found this site. As I read some of...
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