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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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 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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    does anyone else get absolutely unbearable headaches? I had a medical issue that started almost 2 years ago, and it didn't happen again until almost a year ago. I got put on...
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    I get terrible cluster and migraine headaches a LOT. Every couple of weeks or so all year round, I get a dull pain that turns sharper over an hour or so on the right side of my...
    pokemaster2001 pokemaster2001 13-15, M May 5

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    I get them ALL the time. And it makes the day so much harder. I can't even concentrate. I wish I just didn't get them so often :( and when I do them then they last for like 3 days...
    JessicaAlways JessicaAlways 22-25, F Apr 22

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    at least 2 times a week. I get migraines. .piercing. .photo phobia, sick..tried everything. .maybe I just deserve it. .
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 23

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    I never put this damn phone down that's probably why I always have a headache...
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I've had a migraine for past 5 days...left sided. .sharp..then dull for awhile...I'm wore out..just want to lay in bed but that hurts too imitrex helps some and heat but I can't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 8

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    thank you everyone. ...I really appreciate it
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 8

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    Pain and exhaustion. Nauseous but hungry. Digestive system out of whack, yet aroused. Sensitivity to every light, sound and smell, yet my brain can't focus. It's like a temporary...
    TechnicalEcstasy TechnicalEcstasy 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I get these Nasty migraines about once a week or so, but today was particularly bad. I took some leftover Norco from when I got my wisdom teeth out, and now everything is fuzzy and...
    pianokat pianokat 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    So much pain and not much I can do about them. Had three last week.
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    Welp, this should be fun....
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    sometimes i think i got the bottle of placebo pain killers. ouch .
    DiaLeigh DiaLeigh 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had a stroke at the age of 34. I have experienced migraines since I was about 9 or so. I don't think anyone, including doctors, took it seriously at all until I had a stroke at a...
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    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Ok hate is a bit strong but I need to know if I'm being unreasonable. My boyfriend's sister has caused tension to the point where we are on the verge of breaking up over it. I...
    Alp32 Alp32 26-30 Apr 26

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    The thing I hate the most about fasting, is the constant hunger pains and the hunger headaches. I always get bad headaches. But when I express this to my mother, she gets mad...
    cravingniht cravingniht 22-25, F Apr 25

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    I don't know what I wrong with me but something is definitely wrong here. For the past 5years I have had the worst headaches ever along with head swings and dizziness. I would have...
    kikimyst kikimyst 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    The sickness started when I was eight. I got severe nosebleeds and headaches. I didn't tell anyone about the headaches, though. I've never really told anyone about that kind of...
    dragonstorm1672 dragonstorm1672 13-15, T 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hi, I was diagnosed after a concussion this past Thanksgiving. 7mm, increasing headaches and nausea, including "thunderclap" headaches...waiting for my next MRI in June. Thankful...
    dianavoj dianavoj 41-45, F 18 hrs ago

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    I've been needing to say this out loud for a long time now and I have never had anyone to talk to. I can't even talk to my best friend about it. I met my husband when I was 17...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    So today I think I got attacked by a fishing weight. I was pulling on fishing line hanging from a tree. Then decided to move the boat backwards while I hung onto the line. I could...
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    Since Christmas I have been sick. It started off as a stomach bug but since then I've had several flues and colds as well as headaches and back pains and knock pains and another...
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