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Headache on and off following stressors - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   Hi just wondered if you could help me
User :   I've got a constant dull ache in the back of my head behind both ears
User :   and it seems to spread up to my scalp and over my forehead sometimes
Doctor :  
User :   it's been ongoing now for about 5 weeks ... I use a sauna at my gym or when I run it seems to go away for a little while ..
Doctor :  
User :   but I've also been under extreme stress in being laid off from my job and running out of money to pay all my bills
Doctor :  
User :   Is this aching something I need to be really worried about because I think thats part of why its lasting so long also is all I do is sit around and think and worry about it...?
Doctor :  
Since when are you experiencing such head aches?
User :   when as in the last few weeks...
User :   usually off and on throughout the day
User :   advil helps .. along like I said with the heat
Doctor :   Do you have vomiting/nausea/blurring of vision?
User :   no none of those things
Doctor :  
May i know your age and gender?
User :   37 male
Doctor :  
Have you seen a doctor earlier for this?
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Do you have any other medical illness?
User :   earlier before these aches.. i had a slight sinus infection i saw one for..
User :   no other medical issues
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
The pain probably is secondary to the stressors you been having.
Doctor :  
One similar to tension type head aches.
Doctor :  
They usually last till the stressors remain.
Doctor :  
You van try tab tylenol when such a headaches happen.
Doctor :  
And avoid stressors.

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