Patient Comments: Tension Headache - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with a tension headache?

Comment from: Barb, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: August 31

I could not feel the rim of my coffee cup and that was the first sign of my transient ischemic attack.

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Comment from: yv3tt3, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I have suffered from tension headaches for quite a few years now, it always starts when I wake up, my symptoms are very tight neck muscles and always pain on the right side of my neck and head. The headaches last for 2 to 3 days. I sought the help of a naturopath and was told to take magnesium citrate and omega 3s. I have not had a tension headache in almost 6 months.

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Comment from: makeitstop, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

It feels like my head is screwed on too tight. Sometimes it feels like a pulling sensation from eyebrows to neck. I am somewhat nauseated and sensitive to light and sound.

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Comment from: Jonathan W., 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I slept on my arm wrong somehow and when my brother came to wake me I sat up too quickly and my shoulder just popped out and this has not happened for two years until yesterday and this happens when I sleep and it is unbearable to live with.

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Comment from: Zebiniso, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 20

I have had headaches for one and a half year. The pain is mostly in my forehead and at the back of my head. And it lasts for about 10 to 15 hours a day. When the pain starts I cannot think clearly, even sometime can't remember the things I used to. And this pain now is affecting my vision. I don"t know whether this is a tension headache. In my family nobody has headache problem.

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Comment from: Md Ashaduzzaman, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: March 15

I have been suffering with orchitis for about 21 years. My right testis is affected. I have pain in the testis and when I face this problem I feel weak. I have operation on the right testis but no improvement.

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Comment from: davis mchotsa, Male (Patient) Published: January 29

I have had a headache for more than 3 months now.

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Comment from: 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 23

I have anxiety that is slowly going away, but I still have tension headaches. It feels like I have a very tight cap over my head. I often feel tightness in my chest during these times too. I've seen a doctor about the chest tightness and he said that I'm perfectly healthy, just stressed.

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Comment from: Britt, 13-18 Female Published: March 20

I feel nervous all the time, I get irritated easily, and sometimes even the smallest things will make me angry. I've noticed all of those things are what set my headaches off. I'll get headaches every day for 2 weeks and then I'll be fine for a while before it starts again. It's been like this for 3 months. I also have a knot on the back of my head that will have a dull ache along with my headache. The knot has been there for probably 4 years. I haven't been to a doctor to know, but obviously something isn't right. I do now have an appointment later this week.

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