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I wake up every morning with a headache on the right side of my head. What causes this?

I wake up every morning with a headache on the right side of my head. What causes this?

Migraine/muscle tens: Frequent, short lived non progressive head pain is usually a migraine phenomenom, but such headaches can also occur due to neck problems or muscle spasms in the muscles of the scalp on the corresponding side. Brain tumors (masses) are unlikely if not constant, but should always be ruled out when the pain is on the same side constantly. If haven't had MRI or CT, you should. ...Read more

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The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I wake up almost every morning with a headache on the right side of my forehead and in my right eye. Down ear and neck sometimes. What are the causes?

I wake up almost every morning with a headache on the right side of my forehead and in my right eye. Down ear and neck sometimes. What are the causes?

AM headaches: It sounds like your are grinding of your teeth in your sleep resulting in TMJ Syndrom. You may want to consider an over-the-counter mouth guards and see how that will works for you. If that works then you can go see your dentist to make one for you. You may use a mild muscle relaxant at bedtime (from your PCP). Use ibuprofen for pain.
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What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

What causes two long indents on top of my head causing ridge along the top - wake up with pressure headache every morning - thank you?

Dilated vessels (?): It could be you are describing dilated blood vessels which might be visible and which can be associated with a headache. Perhaps more importantly, you should have your blood pressure checked during a headache to be sure it is not caused by hypertension (high blood pressure). A visit to your doctor might be appropriate. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a really bad headache. I constantly have a pain in my right temple, right ear and teeth on the right side. Also numbness?

I wake up every morning with a really bad headache. I constantly have a pain in my right temple, right ear and teeth on the right side. Also numbness?

TMJ: Sounds like you could have a really bad case of teeth or tooth grinding if this is only on the right side. With the numbness my guess is some form of TMJ. See your local dentist or oral surgeon and what they say. Then, tell me! LOL. If you'd like to write me: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Every morning when I wake up this week I've had a saw neck causing tension head ache on one side all day why is this happening?

Every morning when I wake up this week I've had a saw neck causing tension head ache on one side all day why is this happening?

Pillow: Best guess would be a horrible pillow. As a spine specialist I can't overemphasize the importance of a great pillow that supports your neck at night. If someone has no pain, they can get away with a cheapo cotton/feather pillow, but if you have cervical joint pain or other neck pain, you really need to support the neck for the several hours of sleep each night. ...Read more

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I keep waking up with a headache every morning, which always seems to just involve the right side of my head. Why all the sudden would this start?

I keep waking up with a headache every morning, which always seems to just involve the right side of my head. Why all the sudden would this start?

Be seen: There are so many potential causes of headaches within this context that you need to be seen, particularly if this is a new symptom. Your doctor can garner a history and perform a physical examination to further assess the issue. ...Read more

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Why do I throw up every time I get a headache? I usually get them in the morning when I wake up. They are usually on one side of my head and I have pain in my neck.

Why do I throw up every time I get a headache? I usually get them in the morning when I wake up. They are usually on one side of my head and I have pain in my neck.

Migraine: What you describe fits with symptoms of migraine. See this site for information on this subject and consult your doctor as there are effective treatments available.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001728/. ...Read more

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Headache for 5 days throbbing pain & dizzy, saw doctor gave me nurfon plus but I still wake up every morning with it, feel it on top of my head &1side?

Headache for 5 days throbbing pain & dizzy, saw doctor gave me nurfon plus but I still wake up every morning with it, feel it on top of my head &1side?

Exam and history: Too vague a question without having a thorough history and an examination. Too many variables when attempting to determine the cause of a headache. The cause, severity and location of the headache are very important. Could be nighttime bruxism- grinding your teeth, which often causes morning headaches, could consider a tmj? Tmd specialist, after seeing your dr. Again. ...Read more

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Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to.?

Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to.?

Awakening Headache: Cluster, migraine may produce a headache that is present upon awakening. It is important that the doctor first identify and exclude a secondary headache and determine the proper diagnosis. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Wake up every morning with a headache (centralized on my forehead). Its been ~1 month. Also noticed a knot on back of my neck. Often it lasts all day.

Wake up every morning with a headache (centralized on my forehead). Its been ~1 month. Also noticed a knot on back of my neck. Often it lasts all day.

Possibly sinus: Waking with a headache centered on the forehead could indicate a sinus issue. When asleep, you are laying flat, and the sinuses do not drain as well as they do when you are upright. I imagine the knot on the back of the neck is unrelated. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a headache and a dry mouth but I have AC on and I drink water before I go to sleep?

I wake up every morning with a headache and a dry mouth but I have AC on and I drink water before I go to sleep?

Dry mouth\headache: This might be related to the medications you take or you might be sleeping with an open mouth from allergies or nasal congestion. You will have to discuss this with your own physician rather than have us make educated guesses over the internet. ...Read more

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I have allergies and every morning wake up with a very dry mouth and an intense headache which subsides 30 mins upon waking. How to treat?

I have allergies and every morning wake up with a very dry mouth and an intense headache which subsides 30 mins upon waking. How to treat?

Sleep apnea: Would need more information regarding symptoms but it sounds like you might have issues with either poorly controlled allergies (dust mite sensitivity?) and/or sleep apena problems. If you have a history of loud snoring, frequent daytime sleepiness, or other signs of sleep apnea might be worth looking into. Talk to primary doctor ...Read more

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Every morning when I wake up I have a headache a sore throat and a ear ache?

Every morning when I wake up I have a headache a sore throat and a ear ache?

See a doctor: You have some form of upper respiratory tract infection, probably viral to begin with but may have morphed into secondary bacterial infection which may involve the sinuses. Go and get seen and treated. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm having severe headache to the right side of my head. It's terrible that it wake me up in the morning. I recently had tia. Help please.

Need evaluation soon: Pls have yourself evaluated as soon as you can. This may be headache from your TIA or you may have another attack of TIA or stroke that needs to be addressed now. Have yourself checked for risk for hypercoagulable state as well. ...Read more

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I've been having progressive headaches for 3, going on 4 weeks. These are mostly confined to the right side of my head, worse at the temple area. I wake up with them, might get a couple hour break mid morning and they are back by noon. The pain is not unb

Few issues: First of all Need a better history so start with this. Did you have any head trauma or injury. Is there any hx of ha in the family. Have you ever been evaluated for headaches? I don't like the thought of them waking you up. Do they or do you wake and then get the headache? You need to be examined and have lab work and possibly scanned for the etiology of the symptoms ...Read more

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Slight headache (back of my head) every morning, and nothing in the afternoon and night. I have this problem for 2 weeks now. Any ideas? Thanks

Slight headache (back of my head) every morning, and nothing in the afternoon and night. I have this problem for 2 weeks now. Any ideas? Thanks

Tension: Suspect tension headache, probably postural. Changing pillows may help. Memory foam contour pillow may be enough. It helped me years ago. Massage, heat, stretching neck exercises may all come in handy. ...Read more

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Every morning for the past few weeks I have been waking up with a pulling tension pain in in lower head oneside it's stiff causing headache why?

Every morning for the past few weeks I have been waking up with a pulling tension pain in in lower head oneside it's stiff causing headache why?

I don't know but: I don't know but one common scenario is that clenching and grinding precipitate HA pain causing the patient to awaken. Check out the TM joint for a toxin or pathogen as the precipitating factor. ...Read more

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I get a morning headache that is brought on by valsalva and then have pain and pressure sensation along sides neck and head pressure. Ear pain. Cause?

I get a morning headache that is brought on by valsalva and then have pain and pressure sensation along sides neck and head pressure. Ear pain. Cause?

Numerous: There can be a number of causes for this, some benign, some very dangerous. Because of the later, i'd ask your doctor to consider a brain mri, especially if these symptoms are new. ...Read more

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Every now and then I wake up with a headache, I took tylenol (acetaminophen) I still have a headache that always on the side of my head. Could this be from coumadin?

Every now and then I wake up with a headache, I took tylenol (acetaminophen) I still have a headache that always on the side of my head. Could this be from coumadin?

It's possible: Headaches could have one of many possible causes. A coumadin-related headache would be very worrisome since it could be caused by a bleed in your head. The higher your inr (coumadin (warfarin) blood test), the greater the risk of a bleed if you hit your head. High blood pressure and migraine are two other causes and the list of others is long. Get your inr and BP checked; tell your md of your headaches. ...Read more

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Got teeth fillings (6) 6 days. Every since I have headache and teeth hurt the whole day. Headache is on one side of head and wakes me up at night. Why?

Got teeth fillings (6) 6 days. Every since I have headache and teeth hurt the whole day. Headache is on one side of head and wakes me up at night. Why?

Go back: You may need to have your dentist adjust your recent fillings. When your mouth is anesthetized (numb) you don't always bite down the same way. It's not something you can fix yourself. The best outcome would be that the adjustment fixes the problem. There are other post operative complications that can develop as well but let's think positively that it's a minor ajustment. ...Read more

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The right side of my nose is very tender like if it was black and blue but isn't. This started yesterday and caused a headache. I do take an over-the-counter nasal decongestant because my nose always feels stuffed up if I don't. Yesterday morning I woke

The right side of my nose is very tender like if it was black and blue but isn't. This started yesterday and caused a headache. I do take an over-the-counter nasal decongestant because my nose always feels stuffed up if I don't. Yesterday morning I woke

It: It is unclear on whether your otc decongestant is a nasal spray or pill. If it is a spray, I agree with dr. Funari that useage beyond 3-5 days can lead to rebound congestion (rhinitis medicamentosa) and actually worsen your condition. If your nasal decongestant is in pill form (i.e., Pseudoephedrine containing) this will not create that type of condition. I also can not be sure where your tenderness is, but a common cause of nasal tenderness on the inside of the lower 1/3 of the nose (nostril area) is vestibulitis, or inflammation around a nasal hair follicle or oil gland. To be sure, and help with your nasal breathing difficulties, I would seek the advice of an ent. ...Read more

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Dentist appt. Monday regarding possible TMJ - what can I do in the meantime to help. Stiff neck. Headache. Crackng jaw... Slight vertigo every morning?

Dentist appt. Monday regarding possible TMJ - what can I do in the meantime to help. Stiff neck. Headache. Crackng jaw... Slight vertigo every morning?

Simple things: You can try some over-the-counter medications, moist heat, ice, a soft diet, and gentle massage. Gentle stretching may also benefit your condition. I would also suggest avoiding things that make it worse. ...Read more

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What can cause me to awake at 3 in the morning with a severe throbbing headache? Unilateral, R. side, peppermint oil made worse, maxalt (rizatriptan) helped, by eye

What can cause me to awake at 3 in the morning with a severe throbbing headache? Unilateral, R. side, peppermint oil made worse, maxalt (rizatriptan) helped, by eye

Sleep headache?: 22 AA F asks causes of awakening from sleep with throbbing headache R side. I would consider BP increase if on BCPs. Or alcohol, migraine. What is your and family Hx of migraine? I would avoid the OTC treatments and work with your team to find cause. Once cause is found Rx can focus on cause. ...Read more

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I have horrible headaches every morning. My jaw is sore and I have horrible sinus pressure. Think I clenching jaw while I sleep. Any remedies?

I have horrible headaches every morning. My jaw is sore and I have horrible sinus pressure. Think I clenching jaw while I sleep. Any remedies?

TMJ: Sounds like ymj or temporal mandibular joint problem or inflammation of the jaw joint. Try soft foods, warm compresses and advil (ibuprofen). See an oral surgeon if it does not improve. ...Read more

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How come I have had a bloody nose since last week every morning with a slight headache and a sore throat?

How come I have had a bloody nose since last week every morning with a slight headache and a sore throat?

Could be a sinus: Infections amongst other thins that are more serious. I would get yourself evaluated by your physician soon. ...Read more

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I have nose bleeds every morning, facial pain, & Nasal Congestion all year. I've been getting headaches too. I've tried RHINOCORT, Claritin, & flonase.

I have nose bleeds every morning, facial pain, & Nasal Congestion all year. I've been getting headaches too. I've tried RHINOCORT, Claritin, & flonase.

Not the right meds: This regimen may be adequate to treat mild to moderate nasal/sinus inflammation, but you are describing a more complicated issue. An evaluation to identify cause is warranted, ;and necessary to guide a targeted treatment strategy that may consist of prescription medication to decongest, relieve inflammation, or treat infection. A structural sinus problem may require surgical correction. ...Read more