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Does Stress Causes Headache ? What To Do ?

I am 27 years, male, working in a insurance firm and i am having headache from last 3 days throbbing type and on the right side of the head.i do not smoke or drink, CT scan of head is normal on two occasions. i dont have bp or diabetes. my doctor says it is because of stress.as i am in insurance firm at times my job will be stressful. is it possible for the stress to cause headache? what should i do for the headache to go away?
Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hi,
thanks for using health care magic.
Your diagnosis might be Migraine or vascular headache.
Yes, Stress is known to cause headache.
You should go for stress management and relaxation techniques like Yoga, meditation or self motivation.
If symptoms still persist, You should consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation.
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Yes / Stress is a sure cause of headache in some.
Psychiatric assessment and assistance is the best way.
Yoga, relaxation exercises, biofeedback and so on help.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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sara's  Response

i have the same thing. i had two clear cts and dr said its from stress.. i also have a 4 month old and dont get much sleep. Ive started a sleeping schedule and its helping ALOT. try getting on a schedule, promise yourself you will be in bed by 10 and do that for a week! good luck to you

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rakshita's  Response
stress can known to cause tension headaches.
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antonio's  Response

Avoid stressors
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rashmi's  Response

Paracetamol tablets whenever there is headache.
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mariusz's  Response

Good sound sleep and regular dietary habits.
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panayotis's  Response

Relaxing exercises, soft music and yoga will help.
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Does Stress Causes Headache ? What To Do ?

Hi, thanks for using health care magic. Your diagnosis might be Migraine or vascular headache. Yes, Stress is known to cause headache. You should go for stress management and relaxation techniques like Yoga, meditation or self motivation. If symptoms still persist, You should consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation. thanks