tension headaches, tender scalp around temples

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hopeful82
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   Posted 10/27/2005 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
i normally post on the anxiety board, but i have been having issues with tension headaches lately. they come and go in bouts, sometimes i won't get one for a whole two weeks! they're always pretty mild, but sometimes i get tenderness around my temples and behind my ear and at the base of my skull. i also pretty much have chronic tension in my neck and shoulders. does anyone else who gets tension headaches also have tenderness around temples and other places on your scalp?
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Jon R
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   Posted 10/27/2005 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   

I have tenderness in my left temple always.  My vision on my left side gets out of whack (hazy like - dry eye) too.  Exercise helps.  Try to remember to keep your shoulders down.  Your body is carrying stress in your upper back.  You don't realize it, but your shoulders are probably shrugged up from tension (maybe not, but was the case for me).  I still have my bad days, but nothing like it once was.  Good luck to you.

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   Posted 10/27/2005 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Jon,

I am so glad you said that, I always have my shoulders up to my ears from stress....I have to make myself consciously put them down everyday...several times a day...its terrible.

I went to physical therapy and the man was amazed at the amount of stress I carry through my neck and shoulders!


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Jon R
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   Posted 10/27/2005 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep..PT helped me alot too.  I just wish the vision didn't get goofy on my left side.  It doesn't seem to be a common problem related to a tension style headache.
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hopeful82
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   Posted 10/28/2005 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My shoulders are ALWAYS hunched up too, and i know this is a huge contributor to the tension in my neck which then leads to my headaches. Its so hard sometimes to catch yourself and relax the shoulders. I try relaxation techniques that my therapist gave to me, and I'm not sure they work - its one of those things where you relax parts of your body at one time.
I think I am going to try massage therapy again, physical therapy really didn't do much for me. And yes, everyone is always so amazed, chiropractor, doctor, massage therapist, physical therapist, at how tense my shoulders are constantly. I don't get it!
Well anyways, I just wanted to know if I was th eonly one who gets tenderness in the temples... it must be from the muscle tension in that area.
My mom keeps wanting me to buy this thing she saw on an infomercial (yeah, i know), by this Dr. Ho guy... its apparently an electric massage therapy kit... supposedly it helps all kind of people with things from headaches to fibro to chronic pain. So maybe I will try it... Check it out if you want... they have a 30 day money back garuntee so I guess if its total bunk you can just send it back :)
Well thanks for the help guys :)
ali
 
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