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I Get Tension Headaches

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 :/
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F Oct 25, 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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    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 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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    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'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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    doublesalhcow doublesalhcow 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    does anyone else get absolutely unbearable headaches? I had a medical issue that started almost 2 years ago, and it didn't happen again until almost a year ago. I got put on...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I keep getting migraine headaches at least once a month. I am taking the pill Cymbalta and wondered if that is what is causing my migraines. I also take TRAZODONE. which helps me...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Hello my name is Robin and I am a single mother of 2 beautiful angels. I am trying to raise money for medical and other expenses which have steadily grown since being diagnosed...
    robinwright28 robinwright28 36-40, F Apr 11

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    So, I started the botox injections yesterday for my migraines. I was good for the first two hours after. Then the pain hit...a lovely side effect is that after injections, it can...
    lightswitch12 lightswitch12 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 11

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    migraine day 2. I'm so..drained...exsausted....
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    head's throbbing.. and any little sound or light is bothering me to death.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I get them ALL the time. And it makes the day so much harder. I can't even concentrate. I wish I just didn't get them so often :( and when I do them then they last for like 3 days...
    JessicaAlways JessicaAlways 22-25, F Apr 22

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    at least 2 times a week. I get migraines. .piercing. .photo phobia, sick..tried everything. .maybe I just deserve it. .
    nonjoy nonjoy 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 23

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    I never put this damn phone down that's probably why I always have a headache...
    ruthlessbitch13 ruthlessbitch13 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I should be happy but I feel worse now, officially worse. It's may not be the worst but I'm hurting. The bad thing is that I can't get help or tell anyone or my mother. She's part...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I have a headache from hell. nothing works. I take extra strength meds and it feels like knives repeatedly stabbing through my skull. (I'm a drama queen, deal with it lol) I don't...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm hurting more than they know. Back in November I had to go down to North Carolina because my aunt was having her fourth emergency brain surgery. While I was down there I found...
    Jessyjam Jessyjam 22-25 1 Response Apr 18

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    But before I talk about coffee, I just want to state that my reasons for being part of the Experience Project are to a) share stories and trials of my life that are important to me...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    We normally use only 30-35% of our brain cells, which means we are wasting 65-70% of our brains. This is like having a big computer, but only using a third of it. Through Divine...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 19

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    Ok hate is a bit strong but I need to know if I'm being unreasonable. My boyfriend's sister has caused tension to the point where we are on the verge of breaking up over it. I...
    Alp32 Alp32 26-30 a week ago

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    Out of all the side effects that come from CD - Headaches are one of the worst ones... I had a headache last night right before I fell asleep. I woke up this morning with the same...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F Apr 7

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    The thing I hate the most about fasting, is the constant hunger pains and the hunger headaches. I always get bad headaches. But when I express this to my mother, she gets mad...
    cravingniht cravingniht 22-25, F Apr 25

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    I don't know what I wrong with me but something is definitely wrong here. For the past 5years I have had the worst headaches ever along with head swings and dizziness. I would have...
    kikimyst kikimyst 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Where to begin. First off let me say I appreciate each and every comment and opinion, whether you believe it's best for me to move on which I've already heard a million times or I...
    Wantingtofixthepast Wantingtofixthepast 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    In October of 2014, while travelling in Peru, I had a seizure in the middle of the night. My spouse, who happens to be a medical doctor, woke up, finding me convulsing and...
    runlerun runlerun 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    In October of 2014, while travelling in Peru, I had a seizure in the middle of the night. My spouse, who happens to be a medical doctor, woke up, finding me convulsing and...
    runlerun runlerun 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I am a very healthy person but ever since I was little and mostly after I started school and I started getting anxiety, nervousness and was worrying all the time, is when I started...
    Canadianchick94 Canadianchick94 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 7

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    Hi, I'm in need of some advice,so I've been on birth control for about two years now. Had it implanted after the birth of my second baby. Two and a half weeks after my last period...
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    I had a child, a baby boy, from a one night stand with an ex partner who left the country when she found out she was pregnant. Mostly due to her lack of faith in my ability as a...
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    Dear anxiety, You have ruined so many good things in my life. Without you, I know I can reach a higher potential. Sometimes you make me feel like I have zero control as you take...
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