I Get Tension Headaches

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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
    Mar 16, 2012

    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

    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

    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
    Jun 15, 2009

    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

    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 Feb 6, 2016

    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

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2010

    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

    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
    Jun 21, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Aug 19, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2015
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