Head pain due to depression?

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Saad
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   Posted 3/27/2009 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I am new here aged 21 doing engineering..well, i never had such type of pain earlier but nowadayz...i think from last one month i am having headache..it is not regular but it keeps switching ..and when i get this headache i can't see anything everything turns black or gray for 2-5 seconds...and i was very depressed last month and i am still very depressed with some private matters regarding my career..The headache is only at right side and some times it is at the back side of my head..sometimes it is near my right eye..CAn anyone help me?

stkitt
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   Posted 3/27/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Saad,

Welcome to HealingWell and the Depression Forum.

I am sorry to hear of your headaches. It is possible you are having migraine headaches or tension headaches.

A tension headache — or tension-type headache as its medically known — is the most common type of headache, and yet its causes aren't well understood. A tension headache is generally a diffuse, mild to moderate pain that many people describe as feeling as if there's a tight band around their head.

It may feel as though muscle contractions are responsible for your head pain, but experts don't think that's the cause, which is why this type of headache is generally referred to as a tension-type headache.

Fortunately, effective treatments for tension headaches are available. Managing a tension headache is often a balance between fostering healthy habits, finding effective nondrug treatments and using medications appropriately.

A typical migraine attack produces some or all of these signs and symptoms:

  • Moderate to severe pain, which may be confined to one side of the head or may affect both sides
  • Head pain with a pulsating or throbbing quality
  • Pain that worsens with physical activity
  • Pain that interferes with your regular activities
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

When left untreated, a migraine typically lasts from four to 72 hours, but the frequency with which headaches occur varies from person to person. You may have migraines several times a month or just once or twice a year.

Not all migraines are the same. Most people experience migraines without auras, which were previously called common migraines. Some, however, have migraines with auras, which were previously called classic migraines. If you're in the second group, you'll likely have an aura about 15 to 30 minutes before your headache begins. Auras may continue after your headache starts or even occur after your headache begins. When you're experiencing an aura, you may:

  • See sparkling flashes of light
  • Perceive dazzling zigzag lines in your field of vision
  • Experience slowly spreading blind spots in your vision
  • Feel tingling, pins and needles sensations in one arm or leg
  • Rarely, experience weakness or language and speech problems Reference: Mayo Staff

Fist of all I feel it would be wise to see your physician for these headache to make sure you do not have a medical problem causing the headaches and to get the opinion of a professional.

Headaches can be very complicated.

Take care and again a warm welcome.

Kitt


 

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getting by
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   Posted 3/27/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Saad,

Welcome to HealingWell. I hope that your headaches subside soon. My migraines are the flashing zigzag lines that Kitt has mentioned. It is very frustrating while I have to wait for all that to pass. And the headaches are terrible. I haven't had a migraine for a while and am happy for that.

As Kitt has mentioned above, do talk to your doctor about this. They can give you some medication for them.

Best wishes for a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


amomshomewhere
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   Posted 4/7/2009 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter had something like this a few years ago and it was a curable disease related to her eyes. Go immediately to an Opthamologist or a combo Opthamologist-Neurologist.  Do you wake up in the morning with these headaches? Good luck - keep us posted.

getting by
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   Posted 4/7/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi amomshomewhere,

I wanted to welcome you to the forum. You will find a lot of wonderful people here. Everybody is there for eachother and gives a lot of support. Keep posting, we have an introduction thread that I will try to pop up to the top so that you can post on it if you would like to.
Hugs, Karen
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 4/8/2009 12:48 AM (GMT -7)   
hi jamiee here, welcome saad. me too in my younger days. other posts are very true, check eyes, migraines, and head. my migraines first began young, and the primary reason was due to testerone deficency. so checking hormone levels may be another thing to consider. wish you well, hope you are feeling better soon. thanx 4 posting. jamiee, 37, male.

stkitt
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   Posted 4/8/2009 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Good Morning and welcome to the Depression Forum.  Thank you so much for your input and please do post a bit about you in the Introduction thread.  I will bring it to the top so you can find it.
 
We love to meet new members.
 
Again a warm welcome.
 
Kitt

 

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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 4/9/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
saying hi and welcome also amomsomewhere. sorry forgot to, i am still very crook, so have a nice easter. so welcome, i look forward to your posts. blessings, jamie

Raniah
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   Posted 4/10/2009 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Saad....I'm sorry I missed your post when you wrote, and I sincerely hope that you have found a remedy for your headaches, and also for your career troubles.  Please, if you read this, come back and let us know how you are doing.

 

Hi Amomshomewhere.....I hope you will come back again so we can get to know you better.  This is a great place to be.

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