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Symptoms of Tension headache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I'm getting headache (not fore head), its back of the head
Doctor :   May I know your age and occupation please?
User :   26, software engg
Doctor :   Since when did you have this?
User :   do u understood my problem excatly
User :   not regurarly, occasionally
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I am trying to understand
Doctor :   Let me ask you few questions
Doctor :   Which part of the day do you have the pain most often?
User :   not the forehand pain, its back of the head(skull) pain
User :   day time
User :   right now also i'm having little
User :   pain
Doctor :   Tht is called Occipital headache
User :   means
User :   can u explain clearly
Doctor :   Yes the back of the head pain contains Occipital region of the brain
Doctor :   Do you have nausea or vomiting
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have problems with vision or hearing?
User :   no
Doctor :   When was the last time you had a blood pressure check?
User :   yes its fine
Doctor :   Were you ever injured at the back?
User :   normal BP
User :   As per my health condition i'm fine. I dont know why its coming occasionally
Doctor :   What is the BP recorded?
User :   near to 120(normal )
Doctor :   Ok, back side head pain, could relate to following possibilities
Doctor :   1) High BP
Doctor :   2) Migrainous
Doctor :   3) Tension type headache
Doctor :   I also suggest you a refractory error check with eye specialist
User :   I dont have any sight problem
Doctor :   Was it tested in the past one year?
User :   especially when I'm roaming in the sun light ,I'll get this type of pain
Doctor :   Ok, some people are too sensitive to the sunlight, it is advised to wear a cap and compulsorily a UV ban sun glasses for thos
Doctor :   Do you use them
User :   no
Doctor :   You should do that
Doctor :   Avoid the sunlight esp from 10Am to 4PM
Doctor :   where large UV rays settle to earth
Doctor :   Do you have pain at the nape of the neck?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Today morning I went to salon and have a oil massage to my head,now it is little bit cool
Doctor :   Do you have lower back pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   THat slightly suggest towards tension type headache
User :   can u tell me the remeady for this
Doctor :   One remedy that you should definitely try
Doctor :   1) Wear Sun glasses
Doctor :   2) Start with relaxation methods like muscle relaxation
Doctor :   3) If you want a quick fix of the headache you can pop a tablet DOLO 650mg
Doctor :   4) Regular exercise was also found to be a good helper to reduce the frequency of migraine / tension headache

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