Stress Headache

Tension-type headaches are otherwise known as stress headaches. It is a common type of headache, and it causes pain in the head, scalp, or neck with muscle tightness. It occurs in response to stress, injury, depression, and anxiety. The triggering agents of tension headaches are caffeine, alcohol, excessive eye strain, cold, and fatigue. It is treated by taking pain relievers and managing triggering agents by reducing them.

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What causes heavy and radiating pain from the temples to the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, Currently, I am experiencing heavy pain in the head that radiates from the temples down to the eyes. The first time I am experiencing this kind of pain, it is not manageable. I took Medicol and Paracetamol tablets.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out.This is a tension-type headache. It can be easily cured with tablet Naproxen 500 mg (as and when required) and tablet Propranolol 20 mg at night for 15 days. Apart from this, stress, anxiety, and alcohol can...  Read Full »

What is the reason for severe chronic right-sided vibrating pain in my head?

Query: Hi doctor,I suffer from severe pain on the right side of my head from several years. The pain is especially in the area between the frontal lobe and parietal lobe, probably in the area of the motor strip and sensory strip. The pain is in the form of vibrations of low frequency. The painful vibrati...  Read Full »


Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have unilateral discomfort over head and face, which is intermittent. It does not fit into migraine or trigeminal neuralgia. It looks like stress related probably. I would suggest tablet Amitriptyline 10 mg, once a day at night for a month. Meditation along with this ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my chronic headaches?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28 year old male. I have been having headaches for more than nine years now. I am an internet entrepreneur. So, I use computers a lot, though the usage has reduced significantly since I hired people to help me. However, it is important to note that my headaches started way before...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The headache you are experiencing is a chronic daily headache of chronic tension-type headache. This happens due to being overworked and overstressed in life. Wearing even the best quality glasses are not going to help you. This is because your headache is due to exh...  Read Full »

Why do I have constant headaches after a head injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a head injury last week. I started doing normal activities after five days, but now I have a constant headache. I have an exam later this month. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. The presence of a headache after head injury is present in 20 to 30 % of individuals, but most often it is related to stress and other factors rather than the head injury itself. The possibility of stress causing this sort...  Read Full »

For the past five days, I have been having an intermittent headache that aggravates on chewing food?

Query: Hi doctor, I have left-sided headaches from the last five days. I notice it more when I chew food. I have anxiety problems since last two years, for which I take Petril 0.25 daily. Please help me. How to get rid of these headaches?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it is possible that there is a problem in your left temporomandibular joint, which causes pain during chewing. The second possibility for these headaches is anxiety itself. The presence of ...  Read Full »

Do I need to consult a doctor for my constant headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old male, for the last month and a half, I feel a pressure on the back of my head. It sometimes causes mild pain in different parts of my head, like the sides of my head. It makes me feel hot sometimes as well. I also have some neck pain, but it is not much. This headache...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your problem.  Since when you started to have these headaches? Did it start 1.5 months back or you had these headaches previously also? Which parts of the head do you have pain? How long does one episode of this headache last?...  Read Full »

I need help with headaches and excessive coughing that made me vomit.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old male with a weight of 70 kilograms and a height of five feet ten inches. I have a headache especially in the afternoon on my backside of the head. I also have a cough. Today, I had vomiting after excessive coughing. How to control it?  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Shah Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have persistent headaches on the backside of the head, then it can occur due to high blood pressure. Please mention your blood pressure and please say whether you are taking any medication for any illness. There are many reasons to have a headache and the mos...  Read Full »

What are the other causes of headaches than stress?

Query: Hi doctor, I am almost 18 and ever since I was little I have had horrible headaches or migraines. Before, I used to get at least once in a week. If I sit in my dark closet, I feel like I am going to vomit or just bad enough. So, I do not want to get out of bed. I tried talking to my doctor about it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to exclude the physical causes of headaches. You might have an error of refraction, so you need your eyes checked. You need to measure your blood pressure, as you might have irregularities of blood pressure. You should get your blood sugar measured as hypoglyc...  Read Full »

How to get rid of headache, lower back pain, and knee pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, I started experiencing very bad lower back pain followed with knee pain. Initially, I felt the pain only when I walk, but now I feel it all the time. Three days ago, my stomach hurt so bad that I had to go home early. The same night, I got an excruciating headache. I went ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you have been overstressed and have taken your friend's incident too seriously. However, if you are sexually active, then get a urine pregnancy test done with early morning urine sample. Headache could be because of stress, strain, anxiety, work pressure, ch...  Read Full »

What causes sharp headaches and abrupt vision shifts?

Query: Hi doctor, For a week or two, while walking around, I have had the feeling that I was lightheaded or unsteady on my feet. It was not like the room shifting. Today, I have had a sharp headache above one eye. While sitting at my desk, my field of vision shifted abruptly. What does that sound like? I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could be due to ocular migraine, brain lesion, vasculitis, hypertension and stress. I would suggest you to consult a neurologist and have yourself examined. You need to carry out MRI brain to exclude any brain lesion as the cause for your symptoms. Also, ha...  Read Full »

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