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Is It Bad To Sleep With A Headache
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
Yes!: Migraine is the way your body is trying to protect itself. Your body is telling you to chill out, relax, or suffer the consequence. Do not try to ignore it or you will suffer greatly. First, stop and relax and rest, perhaps with good abortive medication, then you can resume usual activities. ...Read more
Consult ent: You need to contact your ENT or primary care physician. ...Read more
Not really necessary: A bra is not really necessary when you are sleeping. Most people sleep better when they are wearing loose, non-restrictive clothing (or nothing). A bra is to prevent pulling on the tendons of the breast when walking, jogging, etc. When you are lying down, this isn't really an issue. I think this trend started due to TV shows, but there is no need for the bra when you sleep. ...Read more
Why is it that if I have a migraine at night and try to sleep it off, I always wake up with a migraine in the morning?
Depends on how much: a glass of wine or a cocktail may indeed help, however the liver only detoxifies an ounce an hour. It is in your body to clean out body toxins. While it is working on the alcohol it is not working on your body thus creating back up. Moreover an ounce every hour for several hours is worse. Try other techniques - relaxation, visualization, deep breathing, stretching,exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This can happen after any manual manipulation. It doesn't mean anything was necessarily wrong with the adjustment, but it could have caused a muscle spasm that leads to a headache. If you notice any other symptoms, like slurring of words or one sided weakness, see a physician immediately. With a hx of a spinal fusion though, be very cautious with who you see and how much is done. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Is it bad to take a baclofen in the morning and bedtime? Or is that too much? I find it helps a lot more with getting though my day.
Depends on…: Strength of the pills you're taking. Maximum daily dose is 80 mg; daily dose is usually 3-4 times a day; so if you're taking 10 or 20 mg twice a day, you're still in the safe range. However, u should discuss any dosing changes with your doc before making such changes. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the sleep disorder. There are rare disorders that can start at birth, but they are very rare. The more common ones like sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and insomnia tend to get worse as you age. Children can have sleep apnea too, usually due to large tonsils and adenoids. Sleep walking can start young and vary throughout life. ...Read more