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Throbbing pain in my temples
All day I have had throbbing pain in my temples.  It started when I woke up this morning with the left temple throbbing.  The pain would drift in and out throughtout the afternoon.  The way I describe the throbbing is similar to a toothache except that its on my temples.  I recently just got over a bad upper respiratory infection so I figured that maybe my temple was hurting from my sinuses being aggrevated with mucus, dryness, etc.  In the evening,  my right temple began to throb and it is doing so as I type this.  I took 400mg of Ibuprofin yet I feel no relief.  My back is in pain and so is my neck---Ive been doing some cleaning for the holidays and picked up some heavy boxes in storage when I was looking for decorations.  I also havent slept well in a few days.  Is what Im feeling related to tension?  Or is it something else?

*When my temples are throbbing I feel slight pain behind my eyes.  
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My left temple throbbing pain was from magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium deficiency symptoms can include:

- muscle twitches, soreness, cramps, spasms, tension and tightness
- heart palpitations, heart arrythmias
- leg spasms, charlie horses, restless leg syndrome
- back aches, neck pain
- headaches, migraines
- jaw joint problems
- needing to sigh a lot, unable to take a deep breath
- chest tightness
- urinary spasms
- constipation
- menstrual cramps, premenstrual irritability
- difficulty swallowing, a feeling of a lump in the throat
- insomnia
- light sensitivity, loud noise sensitivity
- anxiety, panic attacks
- hyperactivity
- high blood pressure
- numbness, tingling, zips, zaps and other vibratory sensations
- being uptight or prone to temper
- angina
- hiccups
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Hi,
How are you? One sided throbbing headaches are often associated with migraine headache. Together with other kinds of primary headaches like tension and cluster headaches, it can be managed with rest, ice pack, and avoidance of triggers. If your present medications are not helping, it is best that you inform your doctor for proper manageemnt. Take care and do keep us posted.
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