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I have been getting hedaches for over 3 weeks and everyday. Went to my GP he gave me tablets they didnt work then wen to hospital he gave me co-odamal 500mg they also didnt help what should i do know i get really bad headaches all over my head on the sides and also at the back i sometimes get these shakes on my back and my legs and sometimes when am walking my legs start hurting what should i do

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replied January 24th, 2007
Headache, Migraines, Sinus Conditions Answer A2193
According to the symptoms you've described (a headache accompanied with pains in the back and legs), you could be experiencing a tension headache. Tension headaches are due to tight, contracted muscles in your shoulders, neck, scalp, and jaw. Tension headaches are often related to stress, depression, or anxiety. Overwork, not getting enough sleep, missing meals, and using alcohol or street drugs can make you more susceptible to this type of headache. People who drink caffeine can also experience headaches when they don't get their usual fix.
Other common causes of headaches, especially tension headaches, include:
• Holding your head in one position for a long time, like at a computer, microscope, or typewriter
• Poor sleep position
• Overexerting yourself
• Clenching or grinding your teeth
Tension headaches tend to be on both sides of your head. They often start at the back of your head and spread forward. The pain may feel like a low-grade dull ache, or as if your head was being squeezed between a tight band or vice. Your shoulders, neck, or jaw may feel tight and sore.
You can request painkillers or another analgesic prescription from your primary health physician. If medication does not help alleviate the symptoms, you can consult a neurologist for more options.

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