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Re: Chronic Headaches.

Re: Chronic Headaches.2010-12-02T08:38:33+00:00

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Hi MichaelDC,

http://www.caddra.ca/cms4/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=142&lang=en will give you some information on headache treatment.

Tension IS a residual feature of untreated ADHD. Tension headaches usually occur over your forehead (or frontal headaches) or over your temples (this muscle attaches to your lower jaw and tenses up when you clench your teeth in tension). These headaches will improve when you are less tense because the ADHD meds allow you to get on with your life and feel less anxious about completing things. Migraine headaches are different. They are due to vascular effects in the temporal artery on the sides of your forehead. It is more of the thumping sensation and usually on one side of the head versus tension headaches which cross the midline. These may be worsened by ADHD meds because BP goes up. Sometimes patients report slight tension headaches as well but it is usually transient.

Hope that helps.