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What are the symptoms of a tension headache?

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In mild to moderate tension headaches, there is a constant, band-like pain or pressure that lasts from 30 minutes to all day. Other features of tension headaches may include:

  • Headache upon awakening
  • General muscle aches
  • Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Disturbed concentration
  • Mild sensitivity to light or noise
  • Occasional dizziness

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

SOURCE: Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

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