Tension Type Headache

A tension-type headache, otherwise called tension headache, is a mild, moderate, or severe pain in the head, neck, and behind the eyes. It is caused by contraction of the muscle in the head and neck regions and can be triggered by eye strain, fatigue, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, poor posture, skipping meals, and bad posture.

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Can taking different doses of Seroquel cause headaches?

Query: Hello doctor, I have ADHD, for which I take Seroquel 200 mg and Remeron 15 mg at 11 PM, every night. Last week, my doctor added Clonidine, which has to be taken at 4 PM. I felt fine after taking Clonidine, but four hours later, I decided to take a smaller amount of Seroquel 50 to100 mg, with the int...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I will like to inform you that the current pressure headache is just a coincidence rather than any relation to a drug. There is no such thing which causes a headache due to Remeron (Mirtazapine) and Clonidi...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for a morning headache?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. I have been experiencing morning headaches for 10 years, I wake up with a headache and tired feeling when I sleep for less than eight hours, but I do not get headaches when I sleep for more than eight hours; I just have a tired feeling. The headache occurs only on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I would like to know more about your headache. Please answer the questions below; 1) Since when did you start having these headaches? Is it for 10 years only, or has it occurred before that? 2) Does the headache ...  Read Full »

What causes headaches and vomiting while traveling in a bus or a car?

Query: Hello doctor, I am preparing for MBBS for last three years but have not gotten selected till now. My friends got selected. So, I feel this is really harassing me. Because of this, I am very much depressed for the last year. My problem is not that I have not got selected in MBBS but my problem is th...  Read Full »

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having headache for the last one year, so definitely treatment is needed. There are two possibilities in this case. It may be a tension-type headache (as you are tensed due to preparation) or a migraine (of adolescent-onset). For making an exact diagnosis and p...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in back of my head with blocked ears?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a horrible pain in the back of my head, and my ears feel blocked. There is no wax. I have cleaned them. I am petrified. There is a tumor that has been missed. I had an MRI brain scan three months back which came back normal (no intracranial abnormalities). I have sinusitis too. Kin...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As such your symptoms fit into chronic tension headache. However, to be sure, I need the following details: Since when are you having these symptoms? Any visual issues? How severe is the headache on a scale of 0 to 10? What medicines have you been taking for this? ...  Read Full »

Does localized pain in the head on movement and straining indicate a brain tumor or migraine?

Query: Hello doctor, In short, I have a baby who is now 9 months old. I have started having a visual aura (fortification spectrum) and migraine around two months ago. The aura was almost always on the left side of the vision and the headache (which was quite mild), was on the right side of my head, at the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like it is related to a subconscious anxiety and stress. It does not look like a migraine. However, the aura and the previous headache are classical of a migraine. A migraine and tension-type headache can co-exist. As your baby is 9 months ol...  Read Full »

I suffer from horrible tension headaches and take the tablet Fioricet for pain. Is it safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,Sometimes, I suffer from horrible tension headaches that turn into full-blown migraines. I do visit a neurologist for the same problem. He suggested me magnesium and vitamin B. We are planning to have a child. The tablet Fioricet is effective for my headache problem. I want to know your...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would help you out. The only drug safe in pregnancy is Acetaminophen as a painkiller. There are many reported cases of seizures in newborns whose mothers took tablet Fioricet (Acetaminophen, Butalbital, and Caffeine) during pregnancy. That...  Read Full »

Can a headache that occurs during sexual intercourse be due to high blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37- year-old male who weighs 73 kg, with good health. 18 days ago, I developed a dull headache at the back of my head, affecting the left side only. When it started, it was of medium intensity and did require pain medications for three days (Paracetamol and Codeine). While the hea...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms are suggestive of tension-type cervicogenic headaches. In contrast, the throbbing headache during sexual activity could be related to high blood pressure (based on your description). In my o...  Read Full »

I started having occasional pain in the back of my head. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Occasionally, I have started to have pain in the back of my head (right side). What could be the possible reasons?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A headache is a common phenomenon that could be due to a tension-type headache or a migraine. The second possibility is a pain in the head because of trauma if there is any history. If the pain is severe and new onset, an NCCT (non-contrast computed tomography) brain i...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic headaches and panic attacks after stopping smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for the past 80 days. I smoked four cigarettes every night and two every day early in the morning for 30 days, and then I stopped it with nicotine gum. For the past 160 days, I have been suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I sta...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Bupropion can worsen the headache. As of now, you can increase the dose of Amitriptyline, Propranolol, and Flunarizine after consulting your treating doctor. Meanwhile, you can use Naproxen or Sumatriptan ...  Read Full »

Can you explain in detail what these incidental findings in my MRI are?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had an MRI completed, and the report says the following. Inferior poles of cerebral hemispheres are seen 3 mm below the foramen magnum, with no crowding. I would like some more information. Is this MRI speaking of the cerebral tonsils?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, they do not mean anything like cerebral tonsils or Chiari malformation. The cerebral hemisphere's inferior pole is mostly at the level or above the foramen magnum. In your case, the level is slightly low. However, since there is no crowding, apparently, there is ...  Read Full »

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