Tension headache

What is Tension headache?

It is a headache usually caused by body tension resulting from overwork or psychological stress, most common type of headaches among adults. It may appear periodically, or daily. they may last for 30 minutes to several days. Episodic tension headaches usually begin gradually, and often occur in the middle of the day.The pain is usually throbbing and affects the front, top, or sides of the head.

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sir i am usung depsonil 25 and betacaptr 40 for last 1 year feeling tightness in my chest.doctor prescribed these medicine for anxiety and tension type headache and for high pulse rate .now my pulse rate has been reduce to 85

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Stress and anxiety itself causes hyper secretion of acid.
This in turn causes gastritis.
This is the likely cause for tightness in chest.
So better to take antacid (pantoprazole) twice daily on empty stomach.
Also avoid...

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i m suffering from headache & mild depression. I have been advised sensival 25 mg & restfull ( Manufacturer Lupin Ltd) once daily at night by neurophyscian.

Pl guide me whether is this proper.


doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for the query.

Before I respond to your question, let me tell you that the causes of headache are many and this can be due to sinusitis, migraine, tension headache, cluster headache, brain tumor/infection, problem in the blood vessels and so on. Further, the presence of...

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Hi my name is Marcia I was Diagnosed with stomach ulcers a few months back my doctor put me on medication wich didnt help much i then decided to go back to him and he prescribed lansoloc 30mg which seems to be helping but since taking these tablets i have been getting constant headaches which more or less feel like tension headaches i have had them for over two weeks now could this be one of the side effects?

doctor1 MD

Dear Marcia,

Lansoloc (pharmacologically Lansoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor which acts by preventing acid formation in stomach, thus providing relief from stomach ulcers.
Though they are not associated with headaches as side effect, the headache can be attributed to any other cause like...

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Hi I have been having tension headaches especially around my forehead and eyebrows for the last few months. It also hurts to touch under neath my eyebrow. The pain varies from day to day sometimes it's painful and other days it's mild or I don't feel any pain.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
Tension headache are classically the way you have described. You should take Tab Amitriptyline for that as there is a good relief. I...

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I have tension headaches weekly for a couple days at a time, sometimes more. I have tried everything over the counter, steriods, and non narcotic pain killers, but nothing is helping. My doctor does not prescribe narcotics and they have done tests and can find nothing physically wrong what should I do next to relieve the pain?

doctor1 MD

Dear
Welcome to HM
We understnd your concerns

I went through your details. I suggest you not to worry much. I sincerely opine that you should be having stress related head aches Other doctors could not find any thing wrong physically. That simply underlines this conclusion. Relaxation techniques...

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My wife has been on the Nuva ring for about six months now, she just told me today she thinks she may be pregnant. She shows signs of fatique, feeling sick, mood swings, tension headaches, shes noticed lactation as well. She's worried, we got pregnancy tests and plan to see a doctor but, how likely is it that this is pregnancy? Could this just be the side effects of the nuva ring, especially with the lactation? thank you for any insight.

doctor1 MD

Hello, and I hope I can help you today.

If your wife has been using the new ring correctly, 9which means leaving it in for at least three weeks, taking the ring out for one week, and replacing it with a new ring) there is no reason to suspect pregnancy as the ring is greater than 99% effective as...

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For a couple of weeks I'm getting repeated feelings of 'fizzing' in my head, almost as if it's going to explode. Tension in the shoulders and neck and head. I think it's stress related, but I'm not consciously stressed - however, it only happens when I think about work or travel etc. Not when I'm just sitting relaxing.
I don't know if it IS 'mental health' or a physical problem - my blood pressure goes up when I'm anxious, but is fine otherwise

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for your query.

The symptoms you mention are very typically seen in tension headache.

Well, such symptoms to appear it does not need for the person to have noticeable stress.This happens when the ones threshold for such a physiological derangement is reduced.

Tension headache is very...

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Hi, I am kind of scared but not sure if I should go to the ER or wait this out. Last night, I felt a weird, slight "numbness" (not really loss of feeling, just an underlying weird "tight" sensation in my right eye, sort of around the eye more) and into my right ear a little bit. This morning when I woke up, I had the same thing and a right temple headache as well. It is not severe, but persistent. I took 3 advil to no avail. I took a hot shower. It didn't seem to help. My neck and shoulders are sore as well so I thought tension headache but am concerned because I don't normally get headaches and the weird "almost numb" around the eye and ear are troubling. I am going into menopause (have not had a period for 6 months now) and have had more frequent headaches but not anything like this. Should I worry? Please help me decide what to do. I don't want to freak out but I don't want to miss something major. I am otherwise very healthy, I don't eat junk food, I am a vegetarian and I take magnesium, Vit D3, folic acid, and Vit C daily. It seems to get a little more "tight" when I do certain movements but feels the same when I sit still. Since I am normally very healthy, I get scared when something odd happens to me. I appreciate your expertise and opinion.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thank you for contacting Healthcare magic.

I appreciate the detailed description of your symptoms, as well as your concern for good health.

First of all, I want to reassure that the symptoms do not reflect any serious problem.
As suspected by you, the most likely cause for your symptoms could...

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Hi, I am asking because i dont wanna go to the er and make a fuss if not needed. i have tingling in my neck and shoulders and i have had sort of a tension headache all day.. my pressure was up earlier and I took my prescribed tekturna 150mg given by my primary care doct. i have never had problems with my pressure or my heat beat which i found recently was irregular. should i wait to make a doctors appointment in the morning or should i go to the er. i just dont wanna make a fuss

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I have been suffering headaches for 2 and half years And I have had mires, ct scan, accupunture, chirp and massage and have tried medication and nothing seems to work. It s like chronic tension headaches, the pain is there 24 hours a day. I don t know what else to do.

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I recently had a TIA, and for months I have had a headache. I had a radio frequency about 2 /1/2 months ago and it helped a bit with my headache but it came back and still not gone. Mostly across forehead and behind eyes and there is a pressure and then other times it comes from my neck and up the back of my head and goes into my shoulders. On a pain scale it ranges from a 3-4 to an 8. Any idea s? what should I do my docs says if it is bad again go to the ER. But serouisly what are they going to do. Tell me to check back with my family doctor? Linda

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I have been having headaches frequently, usually on the right side or on top of my head towards the back. Along with headaches I have spells where I feel dizzy/woozy. And lots of tension/pain in my neck. Is it just tension or could be it be something more serious.

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Hi my head feels heavy I left work early and slept for 3 hours what causes this ? I’m healthy

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Hi Sir, I hope you remember me ! My father got pituatory macrodenema surgery 3 and half years back. Its because of prolactin production and the surgery went well. he lost vision in one eye before the surgery only due to pressure because of the...

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i am a healthy 52 year old man but have been experiencing a minor headache/pressure on the left side of my head the last week or so. i have had a minor cold and am a little congested and it is not to bothersome but it is something I've never...

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