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I have a headache all the time. Feels like a band around my

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I have a headache all the time. Feels like a band around my head. Eye pressure, fatigue - even though I sleep all night. My husband says I snore alot. I do have allergies, which I am on Allegra and musinex. I have no energy and all want to do is sleep, and I cannot concentrate at work because of the headache. I do get sinus infections. Last month I was on a Zpak for that.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 4 years ago.

Anthony Bray MD :

Hello!

Anthony Bray MD :

The band like quality of the headache sounds like a tension type headache. This is the most common type.

Customer:

I also feel like my gums ache all the time. I do clench my teeth. Does this go along

Anthony Bray MD :

I suggest that you ask your doctor about getting a sleep study done. Obstructive sleep apna is a common cause of recurring headches and would explain your fatigue as well.

Customer:

with the tension headaches.

Customer:

I am on thyroid medication.

Anthony Bray MD :

The clenching of the teeeth sounds consistent with an anxiety related habit as though you are under a lot of stress.

Customer:

I am on Lexapro 10 and Xanax .25 at night.

Anthony Bray MD :

I see.

Customer:

I do go once a week to the Chiro for an adjustment

Anthony Bray MD :

Perhaps the dose of one or both needs to be adjusted or some other type intervention may be needed.

Customer:

I just don't like the pressure behind my eyes all the time. Since July I have

Customer:

been working on a computer. I did have my eyes ckecked.

Anthony Bray MD :

With your snoring and the daytime sleepiness plus headches I do think that a sleep study to check for obstructive sleep apnea would be in order for you.

Customer:

Ok. I will check that out.

Anthony Bray MD :

Let me know if you have further questions and iw ill be happy to get back with you.

Customer:

Thank you.

Anthony Bray MD :

Do you just use Advil or Tylenol for the headaches?

Customer:

Advil

Anthony Bray MD :

These usually help tension type headches...

Anthony Bray MD :

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