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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 31-35, 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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    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 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, 2015

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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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    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 :/
    AfterFall AfterFall 22-25, F Oct 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    after a year of headaches finally saw a doctor

    to see what was going on no definite results came back. he thinks i might just have tension headaches. he advised me to start using anti depressants. ive been taking them for three days now he eants me to try them for two months im just scared of how these meds may change me. so...
    lonelymom1982 lonelymom1982 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    These happen all to frequently, and are usually hormonal at the same sort of time each month. I wake up with the migraine and it wipes me out for the day. As a single Mum I have...
    StrictSingleMother StrictSingleMother 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    it sucks i usually get PMDD every month. i feel worthless, too emotional, too sensitive, antisocial. sucks to be a girl. The core symptoms of PMDD that are similar to depression...
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    People are so weird and so different.
    laurmb laurmb 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Hey I fixed my profile and now the settings are good . my mom does still take rectal temps. I sometimes take it , but prefer her doing it. I was a teenager that got rectal not am...
    sheckler7777 sheckler7777 41-45 3 days ago

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    I barfed again? What the hell! Why do I keep throwing up?! I really hope this doesn't turn into another migraine
    skywalker9 skywalker9 18-21 4 days ago

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    Rush, tare, glaring screens, chit chat, the raw of roads, children crying, shopping as if at war, door slamming, dogs barking, noise noise, more and more, its never ending...
    walkingwithtime walkingwithtime 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm laying here staring at the fan I can't sleep my body feels tired, but I have such a migraine. I have talk to different doctors but I guess I just haven't found the right one I...
    Snowflake107 Snowflake107 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Trying to sleep staring at the fan have a migraine out of this world,different doctors have tried to give me different things that nothing really seems to work I guess I have to...
    Snowflake107 Snowflake107 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    It was ages since my last cold, it's been years. I was starting to convince myself I would never catch a cold again in my whole life. People around me would get sore throats...
    time2qwerty time2qwerty 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    IAD - internet addiction disorder could you have it and not know it? Internet addiction disorder is a disorder of which hasn't made official as of yet. It consists of a person...
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Another migraine weekend. Happens once a month. Taking Imitrex but it seems to dull the pain for like 6 hours and then it returns. Have an ice pack in my head now. Hope that helps...
    Daquiri928 Daquiri928 46-50, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    Emotionally numb, but super irritated, check Tired and sore, check. Headaches, check. Lack of interest in anything, check. Inability to think, check. No satisfaction from music...
    monsterchic monsterchic 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    when the person who does nothing tell you he is feeling over welm with everything that is going on. ugh how the hell do you feel overwhelm when you havent worked in two years now...
    lonelymom1982 lonelymom1982 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I get headaches every day. I ******* hate it.
    snowballcupcake snowballcupcake 13-15, F a week ago

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    Initially, I started out working and was employed by babies r us. I had close acquaintances, I did good work and never had a problem. Everything was going fine, until a Hurricane...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 4

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    I jus found out that my sis whose 10 years older than me is same my weight 174 pounds and am 5.5ft life has become harder for me i am not active anymore when i walk or do something...
    Collegegirl23 Collegegirl23 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 4

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    therapy tomorrow. fourth session...and ive spilled nonstop for the whole session. its like severing an artery...a flood. but i have no idea why i am so incredibly tense today...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    La thèse que développe Klaus Meschkat dans son article est précisément de montrer que l’internationalisme de la Nouvelle gauche allemande, dont les origines remontent à la...
    ennoujiul ennoujiul 22-25, F Feb 2

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    i just picked a random picture from the internet to provea point this picture shows a nice candle light dinnerrelationships guys that are trapped lolbe single be with anyone girls...
    lostpagesofM lostpagesofM 18-21, M Feb 2

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    boring girls worthless instant turn offs rude behavior no body wants a bi.t.ch at least i dont want that a girl worth my time = sweet judging me without knowing if i am...
    lostpagesofM lostpagesofM 18-21, M Feb 2

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    Hate that I can't sleep , it gives me the worst headaches ever :/
    chelseamarieee chelseamarieee 18-21, F Feb 2

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    I changed my cell phone number today, this should be the one action that will finally put an end and close this chapter of my life. Sorry for the drama but this affair has been...
    darkangel3200 darkangel3200 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I'm sick right now. I've had fevers off and on all week, I have a sore throat and everything tastes funny, headaches all the time, I can't stop sneezing, I've been coughing like...
    snowballcupcake snowballcupcake 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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