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Forum Name: Headaches

Question: Post Headache Soreness

 JOG - Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:02 pm

After a very severe headache last evening, I am experiencing extreme soreness in both temple regions. What causes this and is this fairly common?
 John Kenyon, CNA - Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:24 pm

User avatar Hello -

Soreness or tenderness following migraine is fairly common, as is soreness after various types of neuralgia which cause headaches. This soreness is usually one-sided, however, although I'm guessing a significant tension headache might well cause bilateral soreness such as you describe.

If this happens again I would definitely make an appointment with a doctor, just to try and get to the bottom of the headache type (histamine headache comes to mind as another potential cause of bilateral temporal pain post-headache). Headache is often difficult to diagnose or at least classify, and different types are sometimes treated very differently.

Good luck to you. Follow up with us here as necessary.

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