Health QuestionsCategory: Treatmentsjust plain pain in my head!!
copperboom asked 3 years ago

Hi,
I do have migraines but they are few and far between. What I would like to know is, is there anyone who just has plain headaches, couple times a week??
Not a killer headache but a tension headache.  I take excedrin migraine(even though I don’t have a migraine) but it doesn’t take away the whole headache.  I looked at the bottle of excedrin tension headache but found that the ingredients weren’t much different than the *migraine* bottle.  I’ve tried triptans, and the only thing that works is tramadol but I have to take it daily as a prophylactic, docs don’t like this idea!!!  Any suggestions?  Thanks, Copperboom

4 Answers
mania answered 3 years ago

Re: just plain pain in my head!!
I would go see an oral surgeon; preferably one who knows something about TMJ, and check to see if your jaw, ligaments, teeth, etc. were all doing what they are supposed to do.
 
BP, anxiety, and depression can all wreck havoc on you skull.  
 
 
mania

copperboom answered 3 years ago

Re: just plain pain in my head!!
Thanks for your reply, Mania.  I did have an MRI and had a visit with my dentist.  I never considered TMJ.  I just feel like it’s hopeless.  I’ll never be free of daily on and off tension headaches.  Copperboom

louda answered 3 years ago

Re: just plain pain in my head!!
I got a mouth guard at my grociery store (cheaper then dentist) and it has helped ALOT. I never had jaw pain but I was having tooth aches along with constant tightness & headaches.

copperboom answered 3 years ago

Re: just plain pain in my head!!
Thank you, Louda,
I’ll look for a mouth guard, it’s worth a try.  My headaches come and go during the day.  They are annoying.  Thanks, Copperboom

copperboom asked 3 years ago

Hi,
I do have migraines but they are few and far between. What I would like to know is, is there anyone who just has plain headaches, couple times a week??
Not a killer headache but a tension headache.  I take excedrin migraine(even though I don’t have a migraine) but it doesn’t take away the whole headache.  I looked at the bottle of excedrin tension headache but found that the ingredients weren’t much different than the *migraine* bottle.  I’ve tried triptans, and the only thing that works is tramadol but I have to take it daily as a prophylactic, docs don’t like this idea!!!  Any suggestions?  Thanks, Copperboom

4 Answers
mania answered 3 years ago

Re: just plain pain in my head!!
I would go see an oral surgeon; preferably one who knows something about TMJ, and check to see if your jaw, ligaments, teeth, etc. were all doing what they are supposed to do.
 
BP, anxiety, and depression can all wreck havoc on you skull.  
 
 
mania

copperboom answered 3 years ago

Re: just plain pain in my head!!
Thanks for your reply, Mania.  I did have an MRI and had a visit with my dentist.  I never considered TMJ.  I just feel like it’s hopeless.  I’ll never be free of daily on and off tension headaches.  Copperboom

louda answered 3 years ago

Re: just plain pain in my head!!
I got a mouth guard at my grociery store (cheaper then dentist) and it has helped ALOT. I never had jaw pain but I was having tooth aches along with constant tightness & headaches.

copperboom answered 3 years ago

Re: just plain pain in my head!!
Thank you, Louda,
I’ll look for a mouth guard, it’s worth a try.  My headaches come and go during the day.  They are annoying.  Thanks, Copperboom