HELP Please!! Tension like Headaches for almost a relief

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   Posted 11/9/2015 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am a 25 year old female who has been experiencing tension in both temples and in my forehead since December 2014. My head feels like there is so much pressure in it which is also affecting my ears. I've had a CT Scan, MRA, and MRV done came back clear with no issues. When I wake up every morning my temples are already tight and through out the day the tension gets worse. If I have a stressful day my head will be even more tense. Working out doesn't seem to affect and sometimes even makes it better. My forehead feels as if I have gotten botox in it (which I haven't.) I will also get a weird sensation over my eye brows through out the day it's almost as if they are numb. I feel like I am in a fog and it is difficult for me to concentrate. My Neuro thinks it's Trigeminal Neuralgia and has had me try Amitriptyline 25 mg and all that it did was make me extremely sleepy. I have been seeing a chiropractor as well. And I still have no relief. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas of what this could be?

Thank you!

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   Posted 11/10/2015 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, see my diagnosis after my signature.

I empathize with your struggle.

I have find that mindfulness brought into my daily routine and meditation for chronic pain is very helpful.

Also my drug combo is topomax and propananol with tylenol 3 for break through pain. Everyone is different on needs for doses's so talk to the doc if you never tried this combo before.

My pain level is a 3-4 daily on the scale. After a year or 2 I find this very managable. It is amazing what you learn to live with.

I wish you peace and comfort.

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   Posted 11/18/2015 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you asked about using Botox to get rid of those headaches? I have been taking Topamax for almost 15 years now, and it just stopped working. My neurologist suggested trying Botox, and it has been my saving grace. I get my shots every three months, and my insurance pays for it. I still get headaches, just not every day, all day long.

Good luck to you!

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   Posted 11/25/2015 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Probably close to 90% of tension headaches are caused by trigger points. People who have headaches (including migraines) are almost twice as likely to have postural abnormalities, including head-forward posture, and also have trigger points in the back of the neck, particularly in the suboccipital muscles. People who suffer from both migraines and tension-type headaches are far more likely to have a greater number of active trigger points. The greater the number of active trigger points, the more frequent and severe the headaches. With one-sided headaches, a greater number of active trigger points are found on the same side as the headache. Trigger points that cause headaches are most likely located in the trapezius, posterior neck, sternocleidomastoid, temporalis, facial, and occipitalis muscles, and usually multiple muscles are involved.

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   Posted 12/16/2015 4:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Omg triggerpointrelief thank u! I've had the same thing happen and the same test ran and they keep its my traezius muscle, I had an MRI on my neck and it shows my spine is straight instead of a Lil curve, which they say comes from my posture, tensing, and my muscles, I have this tight swelling feeling ,periodically in the back of my head and neck and all I do is sorta lift my head off my neck( that's what I was thought in therapy), I have anxiety so I'm always thinking its something very serious...

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   Posted 1/6/2016 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
TDUPREE I'm a 30 year old female and have been dealing with very similar to what you describe for almost a year. I'm SO over it. I've been to two ENTs and am going to the chiropractor and am waiting to see a neurologist. The last ENT I saw diagnosed mine as Transformed Migraines which I was unfamiliar with but is basically a chronic migraine. I've had CT and MRI and everything has come back as clear. The pain is all in my face, mostly around my eyes and I am in a constant fog :( Good to hear from someone with similar issue.

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   Posted 1/8/2016 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   

This is very effective for tension headaches, also has had good feedback from migraine suffers. Hope it gives you some help. Link is

Good luck
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