Headaches on the side of my head


Q: Hi thought today I have been dry reaching getting been getting headaches on the side of my head and the only way it can stop is if I put really hard pressure on the side of my head


A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.
I have read your query in detail and I understand your concern.

You seem to be suffering from tension headache. The Tension Headaches usually present with heaviness in head, band-like sensation over the head and disturbed sleep.
You should, however, see your doctor who will evaluate you for other organic causes of headache and if he feels he will get your MRI Brain done. You should also get your BP checked.
Also, you should get your eyesight tested. If everything is normal, you doctor will treat you with anti-anxiety drugs of low potential and if you don't respond you would be treated with antidepressants like Tricyclic antidepressant Amitriptyline Or SSRI like Escitalopram.
You should try to keep your stress levels low and try to be happy. You should also start meditation that will help you in getting rid from these headaches.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, a few days ago i woke up to 2 sets of 2 red inflamed dots under my stomach / in my groin area. To me they looked ...

Q: I am 70 years old and have been suffereing from diarhea for the last few months. Today have got a high reading for ce...

Q: I've spent the the past year or so worrying off and on about lymphoma. Last year, I moved to the Netherlands, by myse...

Q: My 6 year old has a partially white stool. She finished augmentin a week ago for a swollen jaw, which we assumed may ...

Q: I am diagnosed with pvc. I did a echo, blood test and holter and all normal. I did stress test at the start of year a...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon