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What are common symptoms of tension headaches?

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A few common symptoms of tension headaches are:

  • Mild to moderate pain or pressure in the front, top, or sides of the head
  • Headache that starts later in the day
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling very tired
  • Irritability
  • Trouble focusing
  • Mild sensitivity to light or noise
  • Muscle aches

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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