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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What could cause a shifting headache with facial pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent an MRI two weeks back for my headache, which showed that my brain and cranial nerves are healthy. But my doctor suspects some abnormality in the superficial branch facial nerves and nerves passing from the skull base to the back of the head, as per the symptoms I mentioned...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com. 1) Looking at your symptoms, it seems you have facial pain, a headache involving the back of the head, numbness, and a tingling sensation. It is very difficult to spot one particular nerve for this kind of pain as these areas are supplied by several nerves. That is w...  Read Full »

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 »

My 10-year-old son has had headaches for last three years. Is it something serious?

Query: Hello, My son has had headaches since he was 7. Now he is 10 years old. Initially it happened every day for three to four months, and then it changed to two to six times a month. It is in the frontal area. His MRI reports, oculist tests, EEG, and neurological tests are normal. However, he keeps comp...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Please answer my few questions- 1. Does your son have a progressive headache? 2. Is the headache throbbing or pulsating? 3. Does he feel it more often in the afternoon? 4. Did he have his eyes checked? 5. Did the MRI (m...  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. Devavrat Harihar Nene

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 m...  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 »

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. From the past 160 days, I am suffering from insomnia. Five days after I quit smoking, I started ...  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 fo...  Read Full »

Why are OTC medicines not providing relief for my headaches?

Query: Hi doctor,I constantly get headaches, almost every day. The OTC medications do not provide relief in the headaches. Sometimes, when I stand up I see blackness in front of my eyes and I get dizzy and I lose balance. I am constantly lethargic and this week I have had trouble falling asleep. My back ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concern in detail and I will surely help you out.You are suffering from a tension-type headache. This headache is common in your age group and can be controlled well with just two medications as follows:The tablet Amitriptyline 10 mg at night.The tablet ...  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 i...  Read Full »

Are my tiredness, body pain, and headache due to being overweight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I am a mother of a 3 year old boy. I have been feeling tiredness, body pain and headache for the last one month. My pre-pregnancy weight was 58 kg. Now I weigh 66 kg. Am I facing these issues due to my weight? Also, I went for a blood test recently. Most of the...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no significant abnormality present in the reports. All the values are within limits. Diabetes, thyroid problem and anemia can be excluded from these reports. Here are a few poss...  Read Full »

I have had minor but annoying headaches for the past two weeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, For the past two weeks I have been experiencing very minor but annoying headaches through out the day. Is this something to worry? I am currently taking tablet Prozac 40 mg and Clonazepam 0.5 mg. Kinldy help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. The presence of mild headaches and the antidepressant prescription indicates most likely you have a tension-type headache, a common symptom among those suffering from depression. I suggest managing the stress and...  Read Full »

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