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I am a newcomer to this bulletin. I am 32 and have been suffering from chronic tension headache and fatigue since 5 years back, almost daily I will have this tight band wrapping round my forehead reaching my neckline and encircle my head, if no headache then I will be drowsy,lethargic but not sleepy. Early this year, I start to have painful stiff neck. I have consulted various physician and taking many anti depressant medications but it only have temporary effect.However, few physician did note that my persisitent headache might be due to prolong untreated IBS. For your record, I feel bloated quite regularly even before meals, fart frequently and if it does it will be continuous for more than three times, if not than the heaty sensation will persist in my mid section and my headache will increased. I do burp very often.I hope to confirm that my long suffering is cause by untreated IBS.Anyone has similar experience to share?
 
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I also suffer from headaches ...and have had something the matter with my neck for the last 2 months. I have a Doctor's appt May the 5th I hope I can last that long . One Dr told me it was tension but I can't hardly believe that it hurts non stop day and night so I have a couple more weeks left. I am going to request a xray !!!! and play Dr myself.
 
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Hello Simon and Welcome!!What type of IBS do you suffer from? Are you constipated "C" often, do you have diarrhea "D"?I used to be "C" type, and I used to get horrible headaches when I couldn't have a bowel movement. Now I am "D" type, and I don't have that problem anymore.I'm not sure what exactly is causing your headaches. It could be IBS related, however, it could also be "neck" related, and I would highly suggest that you see a chiropractor and have x-rays taken. I have received tremendous relief from chiropractic care in the past.Hope this helps
 
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Simon,My son is 13 and was diagnosed with IBS in February. He has always had a tendency toward headaches, but in the past month or so, he has had terrible headaches and neckaches. We assume it is tension because he doesn't want to go to school due to the IBS. (Who can blame him?) Anyway, we are going back to the doctor to check it out. Good luck!! Pam
 
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Simon,I am also new to the board and have just recently been diagnosed with IBS. One of my complaints has been serious headaches that started with neck pain during or right after a difficult bout. I have started meditating 20 minutes a day and it is helping me a great deal. I haven't had a headache since even though I've had some bouts that usually would have brought a headache on. Good luck and explore all the avenues you can.JackieM
 
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Thanks a lot for your reply. I feel more assured that there are people who are having similar problems like me. Torpedo Butt, I have not really consulted a gastroenterologist for IBS, but I do constipate and I am currently under the care of a chiropactor and he was one of them who thinks that I need to clean my bowel after recurring tension headache.DJ, from my past search for cure on my years of tension headache, I have found that tension headache will normally result in stiff neck once untreated, where getting a massuer to crack your upper neck will make you feel better or else try accupunture on the two spots just below your hairline right and left of your spinal column, you won't find anything on X rayJackie M, I try meditating but could not focus because my prolong tension headache has made me difficult to concentrate too long, yes I do feel my difficult bout to be causing some of the headache.Could it be my stress related tension headache be sustained from IBS?
 
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