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I Get Tension Headaches

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's the worst! I feel like I've been cursed. I suffer from sex headaches on and off ever since I can remember. According to the Mayo Clinic website, "Sex headaches are brought on...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Sep 4

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    They have changed. They used to be not that bad but could lead to vertigo attacks - now that is horrible trust me - if you've had it you'll know. Some could last a day really bad...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    headaches sucks grrrrrrrr tsktsk
    chippylovemrchips chippylovemrchips 26-30, F Sep 4

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    I have intense headaches all day at least 5 out of the 7 days of the week, and have had them for years. But what has really helped me manage them is taking one protein bar & or...
    C5PiE C5PiE 13-15, F Sep 4

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    Midrin is one of my best friends!!
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I had my migraines under control for about 6 months. They are back with a vengeance. Had one last night, woke up with it and still almost 24 hours later it hasn't left. Any...
    ItalianEnzo ItalianEnzo 31-35, M 6 Responses Sep 3

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    I have a migraine just about everyday. It's starting to scare me. They have gotten progressively worst. It all started two years ago when I had a kidney infection. I have no clue...
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    It's a nightmare with brittle bones disease. Any headache or bump on my head results in me having to get x rays and MRI scans to see if its a fracture. It's one of the most...
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    My wife and I are illustrating a daily graphic novel called migraine365. In a year it will be published in book form. Everyday we illustrate a new page of what it is like to live...
    migraine365 migraine365 31-35, M Sep 13

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    I took my medication last night and this morning, just like I always do, but today it didn't matter. It came sudden, powerful and hateful. Reducing me to a shaking, tearing mess at...
    mmissy1012 mmissy1012 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    it gets so distracting needing and wanting sex so much
    kevinstoke kevinstoke 46-50, M Sep 2

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    Hi, I am a 20 year old male and have a sister who is 42 years old. She has bullied me all my life and has nearly pushed me over the edge a few years ago but after getting a...
    michael14031 michael14031 18-21, M 10 Responses Sep 4

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    This sounds funny but it's true. I know it's good for the Earth and the animals but it's always very melancholy for me. I usually get weather headaches before it even starts to...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    This is the most vivid dream I have had in a while, and I want to record it before I forget. Premonition dreams run in my family so interpretations are welcome. So in my dream I...
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    Last night I walked into her room. She grabbed me and said, "I'm lonely." I gave her hug and a friendly pat on the back... "I'm here," I tell her with my poker face on. She...
    VynnSanee VynnSanee 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    It shouldn't be really a sensual massage. It was just me. I got a massage from a guy. My spa ran out of lady therapists, I agreed to a guy coz my athlete back hurts from practice...
    midnightmiss midnightmiss 22-25 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I need serious advice. I am leading to a divorce. My husband and I have been married for only 4 months...yes only 4 months and have been having problems since day one. I am a God...
    tranequa tranequa 31-35, F 18 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Il publie dans la revue Spiritus depuis 1971, et il appara?t comme d’une très grande constance dans sa problématique puisque son premier article s’intitulait160;: 160;Dieu...
    arvinnam arvinnam 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I moved two weeks back from Whitechapel to Mile Conclusion, and as somebody that has moved across continents, in between cities, and probably more than fifteen instances in my...
    Freddieqk2494 Freddieqk2494 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    After certain family relatives that passed away and family tensions started to occur, I didn't know what to feel at first. I really looked up to my relatives who passed and I...
    ProfessorBrad ProfessorBrad 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I haven't really been able to sleep properly since about March e.g. Going to need about 11 not being able to sleep till 3/4 then waking up at 5 ... But yesterday I went to the...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F Sep 17

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    Coca-cola. The soda is the only one for me. Sprite, Pepsi, orange soda could never compare. It started off innocent enough. A small cup at the bowling alley or at a party. Then...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 17

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    --if you read all this, you're a beast.-- Even outside of my mental state I'm broken. My body is always in pain and I'm not over exaggerating at all, here's some of the stuff I...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    A Guardian For Her (Part 3) "Big Sister, why did that police officer call you a monster? Are you a demon," she inquired after coughing the last of the smoke from her lungs. I was...
    GeneralRose GeneralRose 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Sa confirmation de la mission spécifique des fils de saint Ignace aux frontières nouvelles de notre époque y est conditionnée à l’enracinement au c?ur de l’église que...
    nyers19 nyers19 18-21, M Sep 1

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    I don't like the fact tht ppl do competition with others in everything from the studies to house things n actually 1 of my childhood frnd with whom I was always there in childhood...
    Maha123k Maha123k 22-25, F Sep 3

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    Ok so I'm a girl and I think im in love with my girl best friend. It scares me a lot because I didn't think I could love a person so much. Our friendship started a few years ago...
    teddy237 teddy237 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Prime brand name attic ladder with higher body weight rating and broader opening alternatives than those low-priced and nasty copies. Arrives typical with pre completed white lid...
    Devon1739q Devon1739q 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Worth reading-A group of friends visited their old university professor.Conversation soon turned to complaints about'STRESS' & 'TENSION' in Life.Professor offered them Coffee...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I can't sleep when I get into a fight with my boyfriend.. I can't even sleep when there's tension. I stay up all night on my phone while he drifts off into dream land. Tonight...
    dsasl dsasl 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    Today is the only one day in front me. Tomorrow morning 5.30 am she will be landed here. After her long vacation. Now she will come in permanent visa. That means she will be here...
    tanoos tanoos 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 18

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    So torture will start (school) 7/9 my depression will get worse and there is a chance I'll start cutting again Cuz now I can make fake excuses for my cuts. I hate being around rich...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31