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i have been having headaches on and off through the day, sometimes it feels like my head is being squeezed. i get sudden tingling in my hands and feet, and some sharp body pains. i do have anxiety, are those all symptoms?

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replied December 20th, 2010
Anxiety and Stress Answer A17912

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. Your symptoms are pointing towards the diagnosis of tension headache.
A tension headache is the most common headache. A tension headache generally produces a diffuse, usually mild to moderate pain over your head. Many people have the feeling to having a tight band around their head.

Try over the counter medicines like aspirin or acetaminophen. For headache that cannot be controlled with pain relievers, antidepressants, beta-blockers, or anticonvulsants are usually prescribed. Use a cold compress to the area of pain, rest in a room with little or no sensory stimulation (light, sound, and odors) and withdraw from stressful surroundings.

If still the headaches persist then please consult a neurologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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