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A 28-year-old female asked:

I sleep fine and sometimes wake up with a migraine! is there any reason for that? why does this happen? should i worry?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 35 years experience
No: Having a migraine including a full-blown migraine on awakening is unfortunately not uncommon. It happens because it happens. Orally disintegrating triptans e.g. Zomig-ZMT, Maxalt-MLT, nasal sprays (Imitrex, Zomig) & injectable triptans e.g. Sumavel are recommended for such headaches (especially by their manufacturers) but individual response varies from person to person & headache to headache.

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