Tension headache also known as stress headache are the most common form of benign headache people suffer from day to day. The most common symptoms of tension headache are a feeling of tightness around the head, pressure behind one or both eyes and throbbing or bursting sensations. The symptoms can arise at any time and may take several days to wear off. In some cases a tension headache may take several days to disappear and many people attribute stress to the underlying cause. Others experiencing this type of headache find physical causes such as neck and shoulder tension are triggers, which again is often worse with stress. Tension headaches are also found commonly in pre-menstruation, during pregnancy and following childbirth.