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Tension headaches or no? - January 12th 2009, 03:17 PM

Hi there. I've been getting these awful pains in my head for a few months, it's like a build up of pressure inside my head. It usually hurts the most behind my eyes sort of thing. And when i lie down, the back of my head REALLY hurts beyond belief, as i am putting pressure on it. I've tried chucking out my old pillows and replacing them with softer ones but i find it makes no difference! It's become a nightmare as i am losing so much sleep, and i am an on/off insomniac already so this has just really caused me to lose more sleep than i normally would do!
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oh and i do suffer from migranes however nothing quite like this! It's like a constant sort of dormant headachey thing that just won't bugger off!


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Re: Tension headaches or no? - January 12th 2009, 04:33 PM

It sounds similar to the headaches I used to get a few months ago, from what I can tell it's probably a tension headache, so it would probably benefit you to see a doctor as many things can be prescribed for tension headache relief.
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In mild to moderate tension headaches, there is a constant, band-like pain or pressure that lasts from 30 minutes to all day. Tension headaches tend to be moderate or mild and are rarely severe. Unlike migraines they are not usually unilateral, throbbing or associated with light and sound sensitivity or nausea and vomiting. Other features of tension headaches may include:
  • Headache upon awakening
  • General muscle aches
  • Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Disturbed concentration
  • Mild sensitivity to light or noise
  • Occasional dizziness
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Re: Tension headaches or no? - January 12th 2009, 09:22 PM

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Yeah, I'd probably go see a doctor, any kind of headaches are totally a pain. What happens if you lay on your side? And like, lay the side of your head on the pillow? Does it only happen at night?

Try just relaxing and so forth, why don't you try like a bubble bath or something right before bed to help?

Not sure if any of that will help, but worth a try! Lol.



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Re: Tension headaches or no? - January 13th 2009, 11:31 AM

Thanks for the advice guys! I shall have to go and see my doctor if it doesn't clear up. Some nights it's VERY bad and others are less painful so when i think it's clearing up, it pops up out of the blue again. Very frustrating!

And Maria, it hurts on all parts of my head, i find laying on my side to be worse as all the pain shifts to that particular side, whereas if i rest on my back at least it's more even and spread out? ya catch my drift?lol :P


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Re: Tension headaches or no? - January 13th 2009, 11:42 AM

I get a similar pain.
Do you find that if you close your eyes you get dizzy?
Best bet is to see your doc, as has been said,
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