Anyone here ever get a terrible headache from studying?

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Anyone here ever get a terrible headache from studying?

Postby olikatz » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:11 am

About 10 days ago my head was throbbing so badly when I woke up. I had a headache all around my head, fatigue, slightly blurry vision, brain fog etc. For about 5 days after the first day, my symptoms were the same. The past few days, my headache is more mild, but still lingering, but now I have terrible pain in my neck and shoulders. My doc did a CT scan and blood work and said everything is fine and said it could be muscle tension and/or eye and neck strain from being hunched over and studying for hours at a time. He gave me a muscle relaxer and said give it a few more days. Has anyone experienced this pain related to studying? If so how long did it take to go away? I am getting worried now that its been such a long time with these symptoms :(

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Re: Anyone here ever get a terrible headache from studying?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:33 am

I started getting tension headaches in law school, which then got worse/more frequent during bar study and still regularly flare up during certain periods of work.

Find other positions to read in that don't involve looking down at a book on a table. (I would lie in the floor and do barbri practice questions on the phone app when it got bad). Get a prescription for a muscle relaxant. Strengthen and stretch your neck and back muscles. Sleep with minimal pillow (really just something under your neck) if you sleep on your back.

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Re: Anyone here ever get a terrible headache from studying?

Postby Mikey » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:02 am

I got headaches A LOT when studying for the LSAT for September. I never gave myself a few days break, and I would study for basically my entire day, each day.

After the September test, I took a week off and then started on some studying again and felt much better. Also during the break, I wasn't getting any headaches like before.

Take a break!

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Re: Anyone here ever get a terrible headache from studying?

Postby proteinshake » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:44 am

how much water do you drink?

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Postby poptart123 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:49 am

I had trouble seeing and headaches after a while. My doctor said to just take more frequent breaks and that it should go away when I stop. She said I was probably just straining my eyes.

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Re: Anyone here ever get a terrible headache from studying?

Postby bmathers » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:51 am

Yes. Drink lots of water, eat regularly and healthy, get some exercise. I had a headache on my first LSAT = bombed it

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Re: Anyone here ever get a terrible headache from studying?

Postby olikatz » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:54 pm

proteinshake wrote:how much water do you drink?


At least 3 liters of water a day

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Re: Anyone here ever get a terrible headache from studying?

Postby olikatz » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:10 pm

bmathers wrote:Yes. Drink lots of water, eat regularly and healthy, get some exercise. I had a headache on my first LSAT = bombed it


My fear is that this pain will come back around my LSAT in December. Typically, how long does it take to go away for you?

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Postby TAD » Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:20 pm

olikatz wrote:
bmathers wrote:Yes. Drink lots of water, eat regularly and healthy, get some exercise. I had a headache on my first LSAT = bombed it


My fear is that this pain will come back around my LSAT in December. Typically, how long does it take to go away for you?


Happened to me a lot starting third year of undergrad. Doctor said I was straining my eyes and recommended some really mild reading glasses. Helped a lot. And I got a headache the day of the LSAT at 8am cause I only had like 4 hours of sleep. Fortunately the exam was at 12:30 (June) so I went for a walk, drank some Gatorade and water, and it went away at like 11:30. If you sleep well and drink lots of water like people suggested and relax the day before the exam you should be fine.

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Re: Anyone here ever get a terrible headache from studying?

Postby apollo13 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:07 pm

I am experiencing the same thing.

I actually visited a chiropractor/sports medicine in the town. Turns out I have a stiff neck/military neck, and joints/bones in my neck have been inflamed. I've been getting my neck/shoulder massaged.

I am pretty sure your neck/shoulder area have been inflamed due to long periods of straining/hunching down. I also have tension headaches here and there.

I suggest you to take a break, work on your posture, get some medical help on your neck, and try not to use your cellphone looking down.

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