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I Get Tension Headaches

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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 Jul 30

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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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    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 22-25, F Mar 24, 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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    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 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, T 1 Response Jun 15, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    For the past weeks, I've been having a lot of migraines and headaches. Last week, awful migraines. This week, headaches. Migraines are the worst because it leads to nausea, I had...
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    i did some thinking and realized that im fairly resistant to slender sickness i would get nose bleeds randomly and with no reason at all honestly during that time i didnt even know...
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    Down the shore with my girlfriends and kids, migraine is no joke. So not fun
    Salsaconqueso1124 Salsaconqueso1124 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Anyone get a headache from lower back pain??? Strange..
    livewire0410 livewire0410 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't know how to explain it, my friends and cousins don't get that anything could cause me a migraine headache. I got it since I was 9. I used to get it every Friday Cuz it we...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Another migraine trying to take me down. Please dont let it get out of control. I have plans with my Twisted Sister tomorrow and it sure would be nice to do without this headache...
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have too many headaches because of it. I push my mind to its limits. It's worth it in the end...I think...
    SkylerAsh SkylerAsh 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I'm getting these ice pick headaches. Ack!! So painful. They've been coming on all day sporadically for 5-15 seconds in the same spot on the right side of my head. I hate headaches...
    SocialHermit SocialHermit 41-45, F Aug 19

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    When I was born, I was in a hospital for a while because of my hydrocephalus and my mom had toxemia. The doctors told my parents the hydrocephalus went away on its own miraculously...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 18

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    My Day Continued I read a little more. I'm a bit disappointed I won't be able to finish today, but my hair appointment would happen soon and I needed to leave the book store. I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I have had CRPS for 5 years. I am a flight attendant and had a passenger fall on me. I first noticed weakness in my legs and a shooting pain down my legs and severe low back pain...
    dedelocken dedelocken 51-55, F Aug 17

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    Depending on how much I drink. I seldomly get headaches, but i get this feeling in my stomach as if some toxic ooze or sludge has settled at the bottum of my stomach. And it can...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Aug 16

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    I can function like everyone else, but my head can't take it when things get too intense or when I'm under a lot of stress, I have headaches all the time but I'm kinda used to the...
    ssweetdisspositionn ssweetdisspositionn 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Woke up with a migraine headache this morning, my left temple throbbed. The pain spreads down to my left eye, I couldn't stand looking at bright lights. After that, I started...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    Ok living with bad daily headaches BUT LIVE WITH A DAMN LIAR ****** UP FAMILY BUT I LOVE THEM ALL.
    eddie2448 eddie2448 26-30, M Aug 15

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    Don't mind me I'm just venting. I got up last night for some midnight snacks and turned on my computer to see what news was happening at that hour. I saw a story about a white...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I hate headaches the worst is when you have one at work and its so hard to concentrate makes me just want to take 2 ibuprofines and go to sleep I have a headache now to but at...
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I NEED THIS HEADACHE TO DIE.
    eddie2448 eddie2448 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Recently i've been feeling like depression is just eating me alive. I have dealt with depression since childhood, depression along with PTSD and anxiety, I got diagnosed at the age...
    roseofthedevilsgarden roseofthedevilsgarden 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Somehow this seems more appropriate here than in the "I Love Jokes" group. And if it wasn't so damn true, it just might be funny...
    Longlegs2014 Longlegs2014 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 12

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    I had 4 MRIs for my brain, because I was getting these painful headaches in one spot on the right side of my head every day for 2 years. they all turned out negative. I never...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response Aug 12

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    I'm not 100% sure if I do, but judging by the symptoms, it's a possibility. I feel really achy, my headaches are getting worse, my sinuses are all over the place, my throat is...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Aug 11

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    I have ADHD and everyone else can just deal with it. I do not take any medication for it and I will tell you why. I can live an almost normal life without it. I with much effort I...
    cherrypie54552 cherrypie54552 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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