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Is tesion headache 1-2x /wk too often?
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Is tesion headache 1-2x /wk too often?

I never told my dr about this.  My dentist popped these questions when reviewing my health questionnair.  I usually get these tension headaches a couple time a week, 1-2 hrs each time.  I cannot find a trigger - it happens sporadically.  Sometimes I can tough it out, sometimes I had to take Advil to get over it.  My dentist says that I have a high pain threshold since my complaint does not match the degree of damage that he sees.  So he thinks even if I can tough it out, a headache occurring 1-2 times a week for that long is unusual and should be checked.  Is he right?  Do I need to be concerned for anything potentially serious?  What can dr do to help?  The last thing that I want is to be put on antidepressant.
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I would definitly contact your doctor about this. It takes a long time for most doctors to diagnosis headache problems so the sooner the better.

It took over a year and half before I even got a dx of interracial migraines with auras. Im STILL dealing with finding the right med combo for it.

Blessings!!
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IIt doesn't sound like the biggest deal to me, especially with them not lasting long and you don't say that they are severe, but then I'm not a doctor.  I would definately calendar it to know exactly how many a month that you have.  It may be more than you think.   If you are taking any pain reliever, even OTC ones, more than twice a week you risk rebound headaches.  

I don't think that it ever hurts to tell your doctor about a problem.  You can listen to what the doctor has to say and then make your own decision about what to do.



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