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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 22-25 Mar 16, 2012

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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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    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 18-21, F Mar 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 discovered this method for curing headaches after a friend showed it to me. It is very interesting, and is worth a look if you suffer from migraines or stress headaches like me...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    For the last week I've had a bad headache!! I'm trying relaxing salt baths, lavender on my temples, massages does any one have any ideas of natural remedies for headaches!? :)
    AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR 22-25, F Oct 6

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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...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    Like depression and anxiety wasn't enough this week - woke up with insane migraine this morning. Never a good way to start the day. Maxalt, please!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Ok I am constantly looking for anything to help my migraines. So I found something new that has worked both times I tried it. I saw it on life hacks. Get up next to a wall elevate...
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    I having one right now. It started up after I ate potato chips and now I have a sharp pain on the right side of my head. I don't know if the food could be the cause it though.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F Oct 12

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    Have one now fml :-( nothing seems to work or take it away except for sleep and a quiet/dark place!!
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I'm almost 21. My parents are divorced and live full, occupied lives and have a new partner. My 18-year-old sister has moved to a neighbouring country to live with her boyfriend. I...
    equilux equilux 18-21, F Oct 7

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    I think a lot of people who say they hate working actually just hate their job. But there's no denying it for me because I've had so many jobs and I've hated all of them (except...
    chickiebos chickiebos 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Too much tension to enjoy the holidays. Not me, of course; I'm just a little uncomfortable. No, it's the hand-wringing family members that are easily bent out of shape when...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 8 hrs ago

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    It all started at the beginning of May of my first year in college. Me and a friend from my dorm had a mutual friend who had posted links of the site “Ask.fm” on his Facebook...
    MattRogue MattRogue 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Source: http://www.totalhealthmagazine.com/articles/anti-aging/earthing-amazing-healing-power-beneath-your-feet.html Article by: Stephen T. Sinatra, MD Connecting the human...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    1 . Having sex relieves headaches. Every time you make love , it releases the tension in the veins of the brain. 2 . A lot of sex can clear the stuffy nose. Sex is a natural...
    obea13 obea13 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I found this on the internet - Hope it helps someone. 5 stages of grief - how it applies to infidelity Posting from another site. This will help you understand that the...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 3 days ago

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    I am pretty much obsessed with Audible.com. I have over 60 audio books and I listen to them more than I do music. In fact, I prefer them to music. One of my favorite narrators is...
    MarredMind MarredMind 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Numerous athletics drugs pros think that the standard use of a Sunlighten considerably infrared sauna is vital in endorsing muscle mass recovery, lowering tension and eliminating...
    Anthony138l4ps1 Anthony138l4ps1 31-35, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I've decided that I'm going to ********** tonight, but without the ****. Have to release the sexual tension.
    JamesPople JamesPople 51-55, M 10 hrs ago

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    I had a sorta eye opening experience just now where I was in a group of people and in that group were the guys I had found attractive or thought I was attractive. I had all these...
    Shade96 Shade96 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. ~Chinese Proverb
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    Another night sleeping alone, no affection other than a hug from behind after he got home from work, he must feel my tension!!! I'm going to explode!!! I can't continue to live...
    Chevy1973 Chevy1973 36-40, F 5 Responses 1 hr 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 Sep 29

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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 Sep 29

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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 Sep 25

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    as "a child", I'd get Excruciatingly PAINFUL headaches.... From the presence of Nicotine. I wasn't "as knowledgeable" Then about Second Hand Smoke as I am NOW.... so I'd 'Wonder...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 1 Response Oct 2

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    38 yr old Joe had suffered from really bad headaches for the last 20 years. He eventually decides to go and see a doctor. The doctor said, 'Joe, the good news is I can cure your...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 8 Responses Oct 2

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    I have chronic headaches, and this weird numbing sensation in my teeth. I've been to the doctor and dentist, and there's some hope. They're sending me to a neurologist. Rn it just...
    ChiMasta ChiMasta 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Idk where to start. June this year my left thigh went numb/tingly. Went to my toes. I was dehydrated and thought that's what this was due to. Spread to my arm next day. went to the...
    mrsminor0708 mrsminor0708 26-30, F a week ago

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    I'm pro Ana and eat very little. Lots of hot tea and water. I find that it's not so much the hunger pains that get me, but the headaches. From skipping meals and being hungry all...
    ElizabethRose97 ElizabethRose97 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm stressing too much. Today I've had these horrible headaches. I feel so tired and mentally drained all the time. I just wish all of his training was finally over so we can move...
    lovedesi lovedesi 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It began 18 months ago with an extremely beautiful young coworker and some prolonged eye contact. She’d watch me from the corner of her eye, become shy when I enter the room, and...
    aag311 aag311 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 30

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    Looking for perspective from those who have been there. Not looking for perspectives from people are disrespectful and have not been "the other woman." In other words, trolls will...
    TrulyMadlyDeeply38 TrulyMadlyDeeply38 41-45, F 12 Responses Oct 6

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    Hey, I just found this website by chance,typed my name and here's what i was given. Oh,by the way,this is total rubbish.Almost none of this is true.Quite funny though. Enjoy! Your...
    samy666 samy666 18-21, F Oct 10

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    Drilling fluids desilter is designed according to the principle of particle sedimentation. The separation medium drilling fluid passes through sand pump and gets certain pressure...
    decantercentrifuge decantercentrifuge 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Have been up most of the last 5 nights with the triplets who have very bad chicken pox and one of them also has a really bad cold and my 11 yo has been up too with really bad...
    mummyof8 mummyof8 36-40, F