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Treatment for head aches due to tension - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   head pressure
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How may I help you?
User :   Hello
User :   Yes, how are you today?
Doctor :   Please proceed with your medical query
Doctor :   Thank you for asking. Iam fine. Please proceed with your query.
User :   Thank you! I have head pressure... pain the in the veins in my head, blurr vision
User :   constant headache more like heavy pressure
User :   I caused this myself i guess cos i have very little rest time was stressed alot in June 2010
User :   Really have stressed myself over a long period of time
Doctor :   I understand
User :   Only if i can get the pressure of my head, i have had tempoary blurred vision over time it disappears
Doctor :   You realized you stressed out
Doctor :   How old are You?
User :   i think im just blabbing, i personally feel a long time of rest and a heavy pain reliever will do but want to be sure before proceeding
User :   23
User :   When i play video games these days i start feeling pain and dizziness in my head
Doctor :   Do you have any medicla problems?
User :   Nah
User :   100% very okay
User :   Im the strong never say die kind of guy
Doctor :   Good
User :   When i talk too much i feel more pressure in my head
Doctor :   How long do you headaches?
User :   depends
User :   When i take a pain reliever or sleep it leaves...
User :   More like head pressure
Doctor :   I mean do you have it for 6 mo or 1 yr or so...
User :   even with all that i'm still strong
User :   it has lasted for 4 months plus
Doctor :   Do you have history of Migraine Headaches?
User :   The truth is i spend alot of time in the internet, get stressed up in traffic, then play alot of video games yelling at my t.v set
Doctor :   May I know your gender?
User :   None
User :   Male
User :   The truth is i spend alot of time in the internet, get stressed up in traffic, then play alot of video games yelling at my t.v set
Doctor :   Alright, I got all the reasons for your headaches
Doctor :   This is called Tension headaches
User :   Very true :)
Doctor :   There it is pressure like a band over the head
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Here you have clear triggers and stress factors casing the headaches
User :   yes
Doctor :   What job you do?
User :   none, only that i own a business online
Doctor :   I can suggest few things to relieve your headaches
User :   to cure the headaches sir lol
Doctor :   1. Any pain killers/paracetamol 1 gr TID works
User :   ok?
Doctor :   You can prevent and treat the headaches
User :   Yes
User :   I need something stronger than a pracetamol
Doctor :   If you have chronic stress factors you will bound to have headaches
User :   I do take panadol extra....
User :   Sometimes ibupain works for me
Doctor :   ok
User :   Okay, i should do away with anything that will stress me up rt?
Doctor :   I recommend you take breaks while you browsing net
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   At least every 30 min
User :   thanks
Doctor :   When you are stressed out avoid video games and focus on different kinds of exercises
User :   Do you advise i go for stronger pain relievers?
User :   okay...
Doctor :   Like you can vigorously take a walk or run
User :   what about eh blurr vision?
Doctor :   When you get severe pain Paracetamol PLUS Ibuprofen works very good
User :   had that before over time it disappears
Doctor :   You need to learn to cope with the stress
Doctor :   You need to change the life style
Doctor :   Avoid the triggers
Doctor :   Medicines works only when you get headaches
User :   thank you so much!
Doctor :   1. Yoga and breathing execises either in the AM or PM or in both timings
Doctor :   2. Warm water baths in PM
Doctor :   3 . Slow music
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
User :   perfectly
Doctor :   You can discuss any trigger so that we can wok on it
User :   What stimulates the head pressue?
Doctor :   it is muscle tension
Doctor :   Scalp has muscles
User :   oh muscle tension
User :   yea!
Doctor :   Thee muscles are pulled or strained in Tension headaches
User :   I rested for a week plus... and noticed i have a big pain on the middle on both sides of my head
Doctor :   So muscle relaxants also work in severe cases
Doctor :   but we usually give only for 1 wk
User :   pressed with hot water and rob with a balm and amssage
User :   happened 1 month plus ago did that and it left
User :   what kind of muscle relaxers?
Doctor :   These medicines require prescription
User :   Yes i know
User :   Will that be all?
Doctor :   Do you know tiger Balm
User :   yea
Doctor :   You can apply on the fore head and neck
User :   cool, thanks
Doctor :   Apply Heated Pads on the Fore head
User :   oh, like hot towel?
Doctor :   Yes that s sounds good
Doctor :   So with the stress relieving techniques, avoiding aggravating triggers, using some remedies and some medicines you can completely manage your headaches
User :   Over time it will elapse?
User :   i mean it will heal up over time?
Doctor :   This is not a chronic problem
Doctor :   As long as the Stress is there it will be there
Doctor :   So instead of saying chronic headaches I betters say chronic Stress
User :   I know, when i rest i get better, almost like it's gone... but i'm too vibrant hate been lazy... get to work again, i see now it's my fault
Doctor :   So focus on stress management
User :   Yes sir! thanks
Doctor :   Read books on stress management
User :   I know, when i rest i get better, almost like it's gone... but i'm too vibrant hate been lazy... get to work again, i see now it's my fault
User :   right
User :   thank you
Doctor :   SO change your behavior. Do every thing slowly
Doctor :   Before you do, say your self do it slowly
Doctor :   Do not rush
User :   lol, okay
Doctor :   Over a time you will get these behavior
User :   thanks
Doctor :   With age, people do change and they do slowly and at their own pace
User :   hmm
Doctor :   So you dynamic age is moving you fast now
Doctor :   DO you have any questions?
User :   Not at all Dr. Jagdish
User :   I appreciate your advise
User :   GOD Bless!
Doctor :   It is my pleasure helping you
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