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Tension and Headache - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   hello doc
User :   I am getting headache from the last few days
Doctor :   ok
User :   when I get up from sleep it remains for some time and goes away
Doctor :  
ok
User :   today its been there even now
Doctor :  
ok
User :   about 10days back , there was some pressing sesation on the back of my scalp
Doctor :  
where in the head are you having the ache, which region?
User :   in the front
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
so it is frontal headache?
User :   just on top of the ears
User :   yes
Doctor :  
does it pain when you lok down or bend your head down?
Doctor :  
ok
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*look down
User :   no
User :   it remains the same
Doctor :  
is there any particular situation or even that precipitates the headache?
Doctor :   *event
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are you having stressors at work or in family life?
User :   no. day beofore i got it due to excessive thinking
Doctor :  
please provide your age, gender, occupation, location
User :   yes, I was under terrible stress
Doctor :   ok
User :   now it has reduced, but some amount of stress is still there
User :   age: 39, male, software n bangalore
Doctor :  
Tension headaches are the most common type of primary headache which almost 90% of people experience while having rough patches in life
Doctor :   it is also known as Stress induced headache
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are you taking any medications now?
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is there any history of migraine headaches in the past?
User :   it was not there all these days, it has shown up now
User :   no not at all
Doctor :   ok
User :   any chance of getting this because of the cold temparture now
Doctor :  
are you having cold and fever now?
Doctor :  
thee are chances that headache also might come along with these
User :   no fever and cold
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
then it is probably only tension headaache
User :   ok
Doctor :  
follow these further steps to get relief
Doctor :  
1) take Tab Dolo 650 mg two time a day or once depending on severity , after food, for 3 days
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2)Understand your headache triggers, figure out what situations precipitate them and avoid those triggers
User :   since three days, its been after getting from sleep
Doctor :   3)maintain a diary of what you ate, drank, how much you slept, what activities you did before it came. These will help you to identify various other stresors and avoid them
Doctor :  
4) Take a hot or cold shower. hot showers are better. it wil also relieve the headache
User :   hmmm, had a drink lot evening with some oily stuff, that could also be the reason?. though it was just a beer
Doctor :   sit in a sauna or hot water bath tub to relax
User :   I mean last evening
User :   after a long time
Doctor :  
it might have been the precipitating factor along with your stress levels.
User :   i agree doc
Doctor :   5) take plenty of rest, your brain needs to have some rest after working too much on tensions
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divert yourself to listenning soothing music or your favourite music, favourite game
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or exercise
User :   sure
Doctor :  
it will also help you to relax and relieve the tensions
Doctor :  
6)when having headache, stretch your muscles, especially neck, back and shoulder muscles
Doctor :  
getting a massage also is relaxing
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continue to take the medication as advised and follow these relaxation techniques
Doctor :  
you should be fine within three days
Doctor :  
in case if not better, then may be the cause of headache could be depression also
Doctor :   which will then need further investigations
Doctor :  
In case headaches are severe, persistent, recurrent, or are accompanied by other symptoms
Doctor :   like drowsiness, vision changes, changes in movement or sensation, seizures, changes in alertness, nausea and vomiting, then you need to go for immediate medical attention, visit a hospital/emergency room at once
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   Oh, u are scaring me doc.Hope it does not reach that situation.sure. thanks a lot doctor. May I know your name please?
Doctor :  
have you folowed what i have said?
User :   yes I have
Doctor :  
I am not scaring you XXXXX
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I am telling you facts
User :   i know
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and the other problems that you should know about
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and what to be done in case if they do occur for any reason
User :   yes , I understand
Doctor :  
such that timely help will help you prevent untoward effects
Doctor :  
what i have told you at last is the severe case scenario with worse possibilities
Doctor :  
you should be fine with the sugesstions mentioned earlier
User :   sure
Doctor :  
do not worry about these other symptoms
Doctor :  
but keep your alert that in case you feel these are starting , then rush for help
Doctor :  
i Hope i have made myself clear. I am not telling these to scare you, but to help you understand what can in rare cases go wrong and what needs to be done
Doctor :  
in those times
User :   I am an healthy individual, except that I I was scared by a govt doc who caused all the problems with my stress and anxiety which stooped. U will know that when u read my previous issues. I have got myself checked so many times
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes, U have made yourself clear and I am fine with it
Doctor :  
i can understand
Doctor :  
do not worry
Doctor :  
folow the advises
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it will help you releive the anxiety also
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you can get back to me in case you stil do not feel better
User :   sure. doc u did not tell me ur name?
Doctor :  
start the Tablet Dolo 650 mg
Doctor :  
I am Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   thanks a lot for your help dr Madhumitha .
Doctor :  
and folow the relaxation steps suggested
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you should be feeling better
User :   sure
Doctor :  
with these
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User :   absolutely
User :   bye
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