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I Get Tension Headaches

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 :/
    MysticIllusions MysticIllusions 18-21, F Oct 25, 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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    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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    So now I was diagnosed with cluster headaches, for which there is nothing that helps, NOTHING, but I am trying the oxygen therapy now. Its something but I mean come on God or who...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M Jan 6

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    Its a special balm...which helps...trust me
    spicycook spicycook 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    So uncomfortable and it makes me nauseous :(
    Hannial Hannial 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    They are THE WORST. It feels like a damn ice pick being pounded into one side of your head. One time I had a really bad one that wouldn't go away for 6 days. Anytime I heard noise...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Has anyone had a positive story from taking Topiramate (Topamax)? I started taking it to help prevent migraines back in May and although it made me feel quite thick headed I lived...
    abscuramma abscuramma 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Constantly I have migraines. It hurts my head and i get mad at my family when their being nice to me. It hurts an I'm afraid if I take too much Ibuprofen, I'll over dose
    SimplyBrokken SimplyBrokken 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I have a genetic link to getting migraines, from my grandfather, to my mother, to me, to 3 of my 4 children and now on to my oldest grandson who is 13. From my mother's day it was...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I get them so bad at times I have to go to the hospital and get a shot to make it go away .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Mine comes from the up and down temperatures in the winter and mostly due to yearly allergies. I take Tylenol ultimate strength whenever I get a migraine and sleep it off for an...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    About to pass the 48 hour mark for this migraine :(
    curiouskittykay curiouskittykay 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Dealing with cancer for the last 4 years I cannot remember the last time I have been touched by a man. Who wants to have sex with a brain cancer patien . I use to look and feel...
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    I don't know what happened but I suddenly started to develop depression about six years ago. Some doctors said that it is genetic. Before that I was so good in everything: I was so...
    Parisiano Parisiano 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Nexplanon, actually, which is the newer version. I had implanon before this and was nervous about the removal and how things would go with "the upgrade". The first time I had...
    TiraVara TiraVara 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry American threats to retaliate for Russian development of new cruise missile take tensions to new level Julian Borger...
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    So for many reasons I'm weaning off of my medication for my migraines. Surprisingly it's going pretty well. I've been on keppra for about 2 years my dose was 1000 mg extended...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    The invisible illness. We suffer terrible symptoms that, though often aren't life threatening, greatly handicap us and begin to take control of our life. Yet to most people we...
    rbeccalynn rbeccalynn 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I was diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri a few months after my tethered spinal cord back surgery my senior year of high school. I went a whole two days of my senior year. I was...
    xtessax xtessax 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I fought with my best friend, we apologize to each other but then she stopped talking to me, what can i do? ----------------------------------------------- it's been like 2 months...
    terminallysick terminallysick 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 6

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    There are infinitive tensions in my life & sometimes i feel giving up. But i always think that maybe its just a bad part of life & somehow somewhere there is something so adorable...
    nunu77777 nunu77777 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    a significant chain across the floor and pay attention to the sound it generates. Should the chain moves throughout an area of soilClick on this hyperlink for your summary of...
    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I'd just walked into class (French 2) when Marcel asked me too look at, what he thought, was a pretty funny page and a half about Men and their obligations to women. The issue of...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    William7035cob3 William7035cob3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I've gone to college twice now. I took a few classes at the community college in my hometown, which really ddidn't amount to anything at all other than one experience that meant a...
    IntoTheWyld IntoTheWyld 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    Hello, I'm a teen and I've been suffering from hypochondria for a long time and I just felt like sharing what's happened.. It all began with a fear of breast cancer. After I saw...
    Hachikura Hachikura 13-15, F Dec 25, 2014

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    Alcohol just makes me get headaches, even when I drink very little.. so it's no fun at all. I have a headache right now just cause I drank tonight... I need to stop trying to drink...
    myownconsultant myownconsultant 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Human speech alone is giving me slight headaches, activities becoming annoying, people interaction beginning to feel torture.taking off headphones lets in depression.
    cudi123 cudi123 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Ever since i was little i loved the dark and made sure my room was pitch black before i did anything. And since ive grown up ive had really bad headaches/migraines cause from other...
    Fallenangels444 Fallenangels444 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Unbelievable. So after waiting seven months for my girlfriend, Nicole, to decide whether or not she wants to take me back she shocked me by agreeing to do so. I should have been...
    ILoveWeights ILoveWeights 26-30, M Dec 28, 2014

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    somehow PG tips makes my headaches go away
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014