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I Get Tension Headaches

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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 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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    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...
    BelleBlowingBubbles BelleBlowingBubbles 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I wake up with a headache and fall asleep with a headache. My life revolves around my damn headaches.
    Madii144 Madii144 18-21 Mar 20

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    i got headaches almost every day and i cant help myself from taking a pill daily and get to sleep most of the time. it get me depressed sometimes when i couldnt finish my work.
    takada takada 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I have been getting migraine headaches since I was ten. They are hereditary. I tried so many type of medicines and eventually found a daily medication. My migraines are triggered...
    katiemaestacey katiemaestacey 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Blows my mind how cookie cutter migraines are; so very predictable; as I read each experience, I realize I could almost copy/paste to share my own. The warning blur... sensory...
    awakenalive79 awakenalive79 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Two or Three weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night and I just had this incredible pain on the left side of my head. I thought that it would just go away because every...
    JaimeJackson JaimeJackson 18-21 4 days ago

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    Arrghhhhhh!! 😪😪 they are terrible :(
    CharlieSchreiber CharlieSchreiber 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Along with normal migraines, I get a type of headache that is so rare, I might be the only person who has it. It perfectly mirrors the pain of having an eyelash in your eye...
    MovieJunkie MovieJunkie 13-15, F Mar 23

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    My migraines started in 7th grade and it's junior year and they still persist. They aren't everyday anymore but now they are either barely there enough to annoy me(which is usually...
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    Cluster headache afternoon Any other sufferers?
    VioletPeacock VioletPeacock 31-35, F Apr 3

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    I've has migraines since I was 8 years old they're worst in the winter. They come and go everyday. Sometime light noise or smell will bring one on. Its still a little frustrating.
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It feels like my brain is coming out of my eyes and nothing can make noise around me. It sucks my first migraine was on 6th grade.
    792kiss 792kiss 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Currently stuck in class with the start of the migraine I feel like the light is piercing my eyes and the sounds are tearing my eardrums and I feel like I may pass out if I can't...
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    I'm 38 and I recently had a craniotomy for a colloid cyst. On Feb 19th of this year I had a headache so bad that I couldn't open my eyes and it made me sick to my stomach. I had...
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    I'm 31 years old and have been battling back problems for the last 15 years. It used to come on just once in awhile, a little pain in the lower back, some tingling down my right...
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    My names Alaina, I'm 17, and about three years ago I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation Type 1. So freshman year of high school I started having really bad headaches, and found...
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    Help! I have to go visit with my MIL this weekend and I am dreading it. My MIL was great at first when we first got together and even for a few months after we were married about...
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    I was never sick as a child-actually, quite the opposite. I was strong, rambunctious, energetic, and was constantly getting in to this I wasn't supposed to. Lol. So, fast forward...
    RustyJames2130 RustyJames2130 31-35, F Mar 23

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    Migraines have been plaguing my life for two years now. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and they soon started after that. I have ice pick headaches which have been bigger in...
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    To be honest, I have no idea what I am doing. I feel clueless and lost. I don't even know where to start to explaining my experiences. I don't want to start in the stone age... But...
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    I have a gf that does not enjoy being touched much less having sex. I need some sort of physicality in a relationship. She says that it's been her headaches, which she got a...
    rancher33 rancher33 22-25, M 20 Responses Mar 20

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    Sinus headaches are the ******* worst.
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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