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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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    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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    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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    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, F 1 Response Jun 15, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 :/
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Oct 25

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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 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

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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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    You were so close to me when you held the door open I could smell the freshly smoked cigarette on your skin. If I would have been facing you i would have been dangerously close to...
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    after the botox failed, my neurologist has decided to attack this at an "unconventional" standpoint..... he says I've done pretty much everything to fix them conventionally. he...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Nov 30

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    I feel really bad for anyone who gets migraine headaches on a regular basis. I get them once in a while but they aren't too bad if I treat them early by taking Excedrin and laying...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 30

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    I had a nice day planned today. All ruined by a migraine. I don't know how many birthdays, family celebrations, events or just plain normal days I've lost to these headaches. This...
    abscuramma abscuramma 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    I get headaches that make my nose bleed, they hurt so bad. I'm glad they only last for a few hours. at least that's a good thing.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 13

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    Arrggghhh!!!!! Organizing my finances for the new year is agonizing. I swear the internet is asking me these questions just to muddle my brain up even more... Its times like these...
    peacekeeper15 peacekeeper15 18-21, F Nov 23

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    Ugh, could always eat it previously but lost chocolate last year when it became another trigger! Oh well, RIP my sweet friend, your fond memory lives on. (Oh and P.S., btw in my...
    Daenerys7 Daenerys7 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I get migraines occasionally - especially when I am under pressure. I don't get them often - I am grateful for that.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Migraines are debilitating. I pray, in my lifetime, I see some aggressive research! I wish migraine research is given as much attention, as other medical diseases. I pray one day...
    Paris46 Paris46 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    I had another on Friday and was unable to do any of my work. I know a lot of the time mine are stress related. I just wish I knew how to handle it better or something.
    Bedmonster Bedmonster 70+, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    To the point where I'm crying from the pain and have to sleep it off. *sigh*
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Well, I have another migraine. Time to sit in the dark and cry for a few hours
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 9

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    I get them all! But only because my body dries out my hydration faster then an actual human immune system should. I recommend anything with lemon or ginger in it because they are...
    Puck4Eva Puck4Eva 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I woke up this morning feeling really anxious, stressed and in a strange mood......2 hours later I got a migraine and then those feelings went away!! What's that all about?
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I seem to be getting them lately. Sometime after being on the inter-net for too long, but I am wonder if it's the medication that I am taking it's Cymbalta. When I started it I was...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    now i'm having bad headache. after received messages from a creep lol and too chilly here!!
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F a week ago

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    A Jewish atheist hears that the best school in town happens to be Catholic, so he enrolls his son. Things are going well until one day the boy comes home and says, “I just...
    DanielisLost DanielisLost 18-21, M Dec 3

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    or...maybe gives me a killer tension headache. what do you do to get rid of tension headaches? I mean besides obvious stuff like exedrin and tylenol
    omgeezus omgeezus 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    It's been going on for a long time, and usually when I'm in bed late at night. I have several unresolved issues from my past that, sadly enough, might remain that way. The...
    mike584 mike584 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    Stress is a cause of Migraine/Tension headaches...Stress is being generated by this game. I am losing my mind. Deep voice: What? You've always been crazy. I was only kidding...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Does anyone have a remedy for headaches??...it's most likely sinus related but man this one has lasted all day and night...ugh..
    candyone candyone 41-45, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I recently suffered from a concussion, and since then I've had horrid headaches
    CrossCountryLife CrossCountryLife 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I can't feel pain anymore. No matter how hard I try to cry, I just can't. There seems to be no happiness no joy no love. Love doesn't exist. Is just something that slowly eats at...
    chameleonvenom chameleonvenom 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I am almost 40 years old and have been dealing with horrible headaches for 16 years now. I have tried all kinds of doctors, treatments, medications, even various surgeries...
    JunieMarie JunieMarie 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    A place for my head-Linkin park I watch how the moon sits in the sky in the dark night Shining with the light from the sun And sun doesn't give light to the moon assuming The moon...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Two people are pulling the rope. In the middle of the rope is tension. Both of them are saying, "He is responsible for the tension in the rope...He wouldn't stop pulling, the rope...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So me and my boyfriend recently had anal s*x and he cu**ed but wasn't quite sure if it got in my pu**y or not. I had my period the 17th of October and then had anal the 26th of...
    Brennon69 Brennon69 22-25, F 8 Responses Nov 28

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    I was diagnosed with ET back in 1987...I have been there and done that with the condition. I was diagnosed with Jak2 also. Platelet levels at times went up over a million, had TIA...
    Healed1 Healed1 51-55, M Dec 4

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    But every time I see her its always awkward.. Like there's some sort of sexual tension there and its not just in my head bc my friends see it as well. It's been over a year since...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F Nov 23

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    .suite, afin de rendre compte d’une dichotomie qui aurait gouverné l’histoire ha?tienne depuis l’ancienne Saint-Domingue. Arpentant le domaine de l&rsquo...
    sfdfvcv sfdfvcv 22-25, M Nov 25

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