chronic headache from concentrating hard?
July 20, 2005 4:05 PM Subscribe
I think im developing a chronic headache that started from concentrating very hard with brow furrowed but now seems to be brought on by much less strenuous thinking.
posted by dino terror to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If anyone has had this and knows what it is, do tell! Otherwise read on for my best ideas about what it is...
I asked my doctor and he said it may be a tension headache which would be from muscle strain but im not entirely certain. Besides according to wikipidea it isnt completely known what causes tension headaches if thats what it is.
Im not surprised at how it started. I would sit and think hard for hours about how to solve all of my and the worlds problems trying to push my cpu to the limit, churning through everything and anything rapidly trying to think laterally. So i got headaches from the strain. What i didnt expect to happen though is that either i have trained myself to think hard even about things that dont warrant it, or i have weakened my brain's tolerance to mental strain.
The pain i get is right under the bumps in the forehead that are right above the rims of the eyesockets (supraorbital something). It feels like my brain is getting swollen and pushing on that part of my skull. Thats the best way i can describe it. It feels internal as oppose to external muscle strain. I do seem to have trained myself to furrow my brow in concentration whenever i think. This chronic behaviour could be leading to strain. But i feel like if i walked around all day with my brow furrowed it wouldnt do anything. Its the thinking thats doing it.
I don’t know why people furrow their brows when they think, but I feel like when I think, im concentrating all of my mental energy towards the middle of my forehead.
I hope someone can help!