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How long do chronic tension headaches last?

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Chronic ones come and go over a longer period of time. The pain may get stronger or ease up throughout the day, but it’s almost always there.

From: Tension Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Headache: Hope Through Research."

National Headache Foundation: "Tension-Type Headache."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Tension headache."

American Headache Society: "Types of Headaches."

University Health Services, University of California, Berkeley: "Tension Headache Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 6, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Headache: Hope Through Research."

National Headache Foundation: "Tension-Type Headache."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Tension headache."

American Headache Society: "Types of Headaches."

University Health Services, University of California, Berkeley: "Tension Headache Fact Sheet."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 6, 2018

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