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weird tension headaches: no pain but just pressure all over head/skull????

hello ive been having weird tension headaches as the doctor says it is. When i lay down my head slowly starts getting a burning sensation. like a white hot burning all over my skull. its not pain because when i touch it my head feels normal. then i start developing really sensitive spots on top of my head like i bruised it or something. i also have tingling shooting pains there too. also feel like something is crawling on top of my head. then my arms and legs start having the same sensation. kinda like nerve pain but when i touch it its non existent. Keep in my this is when im laying down and i am unable to sleep because if i dont move it becomes really intense. it starts at the top of my head then moves down to my neck shoulders arms and legs. like a burning sensation. new symptom today i have pain in my neck/throat area. it feels tender. also when i lay down i get an extremely anxious feeling but i know its not anxiety. my throat feels on fire and head is burning but it disappears when i move the slightest and then comes back when i dont move. i also get weirdly REALLY sensitive to every little sound that i would get really nervous to it easily. you could see how it would be hard to sleep. i literally woke up one day and this happened no stress lately except for my root canal tooth hurting but nothing else. i wake up in the morning and i feel the same burning sensation in my head/skull and id feel weak and i cant stay laying down and have to get up because im too nervous. Yes you heard that. how does a headache cause anxiety. I DONT KNOW. PAIN MEDS DO NOT WORK. i feel like it makes it worse. this has been going on for a month and half now and havent had a good nights sleep since. any one else have this??? what was going on??

  1. Hi, DMARXX. It sounds like you're going through a rough time. 🙁 While we can't give medical advice for your own safety, the symptoms you are having could come from all kinds of conditions, including migraine. You should definitely keep your doctor informed of what's going on, and don't be afraid to seek a second (or third etc.) opinion.

    Here's an article that talks about some, though certainly not all, migraine symptoms:

    And I thought this article about a sensitive scalp might be interesting to you also:

    Keep us posted and take care!
    Melissa, team

    1. Thank you for your reply! I've been suffering through this for a month and a half now and while there is pain mostly on one side of my head (left top), I do get it all over my head and my forehead too. But do migraines really give me burning sensations in my arms and legs? I do admit this all started when I had a migraine the day before and woke up with these symptoms. But never have I heard migraines causing muscle soreness. For instance, today I woke up with my legs and arms sore for no reason. I also woke up with a crawling sensation all over the top of my head. That's why doc thinks its a tension-type headache. But I think there something more because I've had tension headaches before and never has it given me these types of symptoms. Hope to get some answers from my GP soon!

  2. Hi DMARXX,

    Thank you for reaching out to us. I am sorry to hear you are going through this, it sounds very uncomfortable. I haven't experienced anything similar to this. Hopefully others will be along shortly to share their story with you.

    I'm not sure this is a tension-type headache, but I'm not a medical professional. If your doctor isn't able to help, I would encourage you to seek out a second opinion as this sounds like it is clearly impacting your daily living.

    I hope this resolves quickly, will you please keep me posted?

    1. Thank you for your reply! I don't believe they're tension-type headaches either. But I don't know what to think anymore. I definitely will seek a second opinion on this because I don't think I can go on longer. I'll keep posted with anything new and hopefully, I get answers

  3. Hi @DMARXX,

    I'll look forward to your update!


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