It's probably just a stress headache (aka, tension headache). When we're under a lot of stress, our blood vessels tend to constrict & our muscles contract.
Headaches can occur in many different areas of the head. The ones at the back of the head are often related to tensing up the shoulders. You can quietly notice whether you seem to be shrugging your shoulders up the next time you feel pain in the back of your head. If that's the culprit, you could try practicing progressive relaxation. There are some great online descript
ions/videos of how to do progressive relaxation. Besides that, you might find the ThermaCare patches for the neck to be helpful with muscle tension.
To manage blood vessel constriction, you can use deep breathing, drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding caffeine (though at first that may worsen the headaches), and managing stressful events.
Try those strategies out for 30 days. If they don't help, maybe it's worth a trip to the neurologist for diagnosis/prescript
ion headache medicine (I really don't think you have schizophrenia. You would have MANY symptoms other than a headache. But to put your mind at ease, schizophrenia presents in a person's 20's. If you're that age, ask a couple friends/family members if they have seen you present with any other personalities. If you're age 30+, put it out of your mind. Trust me, someone would have mentioned it to you by now. ;).
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