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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?

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?

Postdrome headache: The termination of the headache occurs gradually. It may last for hours or more than a day. Although a patient may feel better, some symptoms may persist. As the intensity of the headache wanes, the headache phase blends into the postdrome. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more


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Constant migraine for over a year. Beginning of the day a pain level of 2 to 3, goes up to 8 or 9 at night. Lyrica (pregabalin) and bc for prevent. Recommend ?

Constant migraine for over a year.  Beginning of the day a pain level of 2 to 3, goes up to 8 or 9 at night.  Lyrica (pregabalin) and bc for prevent.  Recommend ?

Stop bc: Migraines should not occur every day, and so if they do, a different diagnosis or an exacerbating factor needs to be considered. In your case, the use of bc powder every day may be causing analgesic rebound headache. This can happen when otc pain meds are taken more than twice weekly. Try minimizing otc's if you can. If still not improved, there are many other options for effective prevention. ...Read more

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Been on 20mg citalopram 4weeks now just upped them to 40mg take at night but the following day am getting migraine and nausea can this b a side effect?

Been on 20mg citalopram 4weeks now just upped them to 40mg take at night but the following day am getting migraine and nausea can this b a side effect?

Doubtfully: Antidepressants like citalopram (SSRI) is used to treat chronic daily headache disorders such as migraine and chronic tension-type headache. See an Orofacial pain or headache specialist for headache diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm at the end of a migraine. I usually feel better at night then horrible in the morning. Any suggestions to knock it out? Other than Advil (ibuprofen).

I'm at the end of a migraine. I usually feel better at night then horrible in the morning. Any suggestions to knock it out? Other than Advil (ibuprofen).

Postdrome: After the migraine symptoms subside, many patients feel exhausted, confused or fatigued. The postdrome symptoms are generally easier to manage than the other migraine stages. The headache is described as a dull, diffuse, annoying headache that may persist for one to two days, but is not disabling. Aspirin or ibuprofen is often used. ...Read more

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My migraine is like for everyday. From the time i open eyes from bed to till i close again at night. Its a throbbing/pulsating feeling and not pain.

My migraine is like for everyday. From the time i open eyes from bed to till i close again at night. Its a throbbing/pulsating feeling and not pain.

Needs attention: You seem to describe an emerging pattern of chronic daily migraine, and this will only get worse if pattern is NOT interrupted. Some OTC remedies might be chose, such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, CoQ-10, magnesium. Might be useful to see a headache specialist. ...Read more

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B12 :145 ng/L Range 130-800ng/L Result Just in Range SymptomsShort term Memory. Pins Neddles hands on waking at night.Tinitus, Migraine. Is it low?

B12 :145 ng/L Range 130-800ng/L Result Just in Range SymptomsShort term Memory.
Pins Neddles hands on waking at night.Tinitus, Migraine.
Is it low?

Not B12: Glad you're concerned. Look for some other explanation for your symptoms, which don't suggest B12 deficiency anyway -- this is more about numbness and weakness reflected in abnormal gait, and slowing of mentation. Keep getting checked. BEst wishes. ...Read more

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Having my first migraine, and experiencing weird leg cramps at night,I'm supposed to start tomorrow but I don't feel like I'm going to start. Preggo?

Having my first migraine, and experiencing weird leg cramps at night,I'm supposed to start tomorrow but I don't feel like I'm going to start. Preggo?

Unprotected sex?: Only if you had unprotected sex near the time of your ovulation, miss a period and then test positive are you preggo. Headaches and leg cramps are not early indications of pregnancy. A pregnant woman can suffer them, but they are not the way to tell. If by next week you have not started, do a test and/or have an exam. Severity doesn't mean migraine and Potassium may help legs. Ask Dr for info! ...Read more

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In the back of my head, at night I always have this pain like a headache that makes me sick lightheaded, and dizzy what could this be? Had migraine b4

NEEDS EVAL: It is difficult to say if this is a variation of your migraines or something more concerning- the symptoms you mention mae this pain something that needs further eval- we must make sure there is no tumor or aneurysm or other cause- ha should not wake you from sleep- and any new, changing or worsening headache- should have greater eval. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more