Mixed tension migraine

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What is mixed tension migraine?

A mixed tension migraine is a combination of characteristics of tension headaches and migraines. Some symptoms may include tension on one or both sides of the head, sensitivity to light or sound, fatigue and irritability.

Common symptoms reported by people with mixed tension migraine

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with mixed tension migraine

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with mixed tension migraine, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with mixed tension migraine

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness lightheadedness 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constant tiredness decreased sex drive (libido) 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
breathing difficulty chest pain 4 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
bizarre dreams cognitive confusion 5 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog fibro fog
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with mixed tension migraine, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has mixed tension migraine on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 8
30s 29
40s 51
50s 50
60s 22
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 35
20-29 years 19
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 8
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 12
Female 152

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 96
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from mixed tension migraine patients who have completed their condition history
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