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Is it normal to wake up with a headache with a cold? I also have sinus pressure and yellowish mucus also coughing up mucus.. no fever no sore throat

Is it normal to wake up with a headache with a cold? I also have sinus pressure and yellowish mucus also coughing up mucus.. no fever no sore throat

Sinus infection: often is worse when you wake up (Sinus draining is diminished when you are ling down! Decongestive nasal spray (eg Afrin) plus OTC Decongestive medication (CalritonD) may help Speak with your Primary Care Provider for possible anti-biotic RX ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

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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Is it normal to wake up with a bad headache every day and it gets better as the day goes on? I do drink coffee but usually one cup, is it the meds ?

Is it normal to wake up with a bad headache every day and it gets better as the day goes on? I do drink coffee but usually one cup, is it the meds ?

Probably due to meds: Having a headache every day is most often a kind of migraine. Regularly taking any pain killer can keep it going forever, even tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, or advil. Opiates are the worst. Stop all analgesics for two weeks, expecting headaches will get worse at first then improve. They may then just go away. A good primary care doctor can prescribe medications that can help prevent headaches. ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up in the morning with headache and nausea?

Is it normal to wake up in the morning with headache and nausea?

No, it's not: It is not normal and you should see your doctor and talk about these symptoms. Often times people who clench and grind their teeth while they sleep can wake up with headaches but this would not cause nausea. ...Read more

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24 weeks pregnant. BP is normal or sometimes on the low side. Always wake up with a headache on the left side. Normal?

24 weeks pregnant. BP is normal or sometimes on the low side. Always wake up with a headache on the left side. Normal?

Not unusual: Being pregnant is an abnormal state! Everything about it is different then the rest of your life. Not only that but things are constantly changing and your body is having to always adapt. Sleeping patterns and position, hormones, stress, weight, etc. check what has changed in the position of your sleep, have you started snoring? Discuss it with your OB. Happy Mother's Day ...Read more

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My front area of the face is pressurized I can't sleep and I wake up with headaches is that normal ?

My front area of the face is pressurized I can't sleep and I wake up with headaches is that normal ?

Not normal: Congestion at night is not uncommon but if people experience significant pressure then it becomes more concerning. Headaches at night can be sinus related or it even be a sign of significant sleep apnea (but that is more consistent with morning headaches). For people with similar complaints, an ENT visit is warranted. ...Read more

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Lately I take NyQuil to go to sleep. Like a table spoon. Not every night. But when I do I wake up with headache and stuffy nose. Is that normal?

Lately I take NyQuil to go to sleep. Like a table spoon. Not every night. But when I do I wake up with headache and stuffy nose. Is that normal?

Vague: Does any other OTC meds create similar symptoms? Depending upon how often you take the NyQuil, you may be having some symptoms caused by the meds. Consider taking another product or better yet, see a Dr. ...Read more

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Left arm ache/pain for 2 years,wake up with swollen fingers,headaches alot,extreme fatigue,occasional chest pain,ecg&all blood work normal?

Left arm ache/pain for 2 years,wake up with swollen fingers,headaches alot,extreme fatigue,occasional chest pain,ecg&all blood work normal?

Stress?: You are young; you report chronic symptoms of multiple types and tests have been normal. Stress a common answer. Chronic stress illness tends neither to resolve over short time span nor evolve into something you can see. So, long duration with multiple symptoms and no evolution to objectivity commonly means stress biology. Swollen fingers might be a clue to something else. Pictures>>MD ...Read more

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Why do I always wake up with a headache?

Why do I always wake up with a headache?

See your doctor: First your doctor will determine what type of headache you have. Headaches have many causes i suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I always wake up with a headache?

Could you explain why do I always wake up with a headache?

Grinding?: Could be many causes. Duration, location and severity/intenesity are important. Morning headaches can be the result of grinding the teeth, tmj/tmd, sinus issues, hormone imbalance, etc. I would see a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Why is it that i wake up with a headache every single morning?

Why is it that i wake up with a headache every single morning?

A good ?: Ask your pcp, which might be answered easily after a good history &physical exam are obtained. Start there first! elevated bp, sleep apnea &caffeine withdrawal or just a few of the potential causes. ...Read more