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Yesterday I had blurred vision to my right field of vision in both eyes followed by a slight headache, then numbness and tingling to the right side of my head. The ED doc said it was a tension headache. Are these common signs and symptoms tension headaches or migraine? Should I go to a neurologist for a second opinion? Kimberly.
The symptoms you describe are not typical of tension-type headache. Take a look at Tension-Type Headaches - the Basics . They are fairly common Migraine symptoms. You can find information about the possible phases of a Migraine attack and the potential symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine .
If you're already seeing a neurologist, getting his or her opinion would be the way to go. If you're not, chances are that you'll need to wait for an appointment. In that case, start with your family doctor.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri R...
A tension headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas.
Mixed tension migraine
Muscle contraction headache; Headache - benign; Headache - tension; Chronic headaches - tension; Rebound headaches - tension
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Tension headaches are one of the most common forms of headaches . They may occur at any age, but are most common in adults and adolescents.
If a headache occurs two or more times a week for several months or longer, the condition is considered chronic . Chronic daily headaches can result from the under- or over-treatment of a primary headache. For example, patients who take pain medication more than 3 days a week on a regular basis can develop rebound headaches.
Tension headaches can occur ...
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