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Oversleeping = day long headaches, different from my migraines. Throb from base of skull into temples. Worse sitting, bending over, lying down. DDX?

Oversleeping = day long headaches, different from my migraines. Throb from base of skull into temples. Worse sitting, bending over, lying down. DDX?

See a dr. asap: Your symptoms can possibly be caused by a number of factors. You may need a thorough history, exam and some type of daily diary (noting food/beverage intake, activities, pain, meds, supplements, etc.) ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?

5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?

Blood sugar: Possible. One quick way to tell - don't eat any refined carbs (bread, regular potatoes, etc.) for dinner. At bedtime, have a snack of some celery and peanut butter. The peanut butter "burns slowly" in your body. If you feel better in the A.M. - that was it! you should also have a fasting Insulin checked in the A.M. To see if you are "hyperinsulinemic." that could mimic what you describe. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for headache due to oversleeping? Is hot compress works?

Any home remedy for headache due to oversleeping? Is hot compress works?

Headache from: oversleeping is a symptom, not the real issue. Please see your doc to find out why you are oversleeping. It may be physical or psychological in origin. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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1 week ago I had low back,stomach,chest heaviness. Now I only have chest heaviness. Headache too now/oversleeping as well.Not preg/maybe medicine?

1 week ago I had low back,stomach,chest heaviness. Now I only have chest heaviness. Headache too now/oversleeping as well.Not preg/maybe medicine?

Need more info: you did not list your current medications so don't know if they are causing your symptoms. When was last menses? what type of birth control do you use? what other symptoms are you having? any fever? any nausea or vomiting or diarrhea? Are you a smoker? are you having unprotected sex? In order to help you, need more information, Recommend see MD for evaluation and workup ...Read more

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~once monthly i'm uber tired and oversleep, awakening w/awful, throbbing headache @back of skull. Worse lying down or moving around. Is this migraine?

~once monthly i'm uber tired and oversleep, awakening w/awful, throbbing headache @back of skull. Worse lying down or moving around. Is this migraine?

Arousal headaches: If you also have nausea probably is but is triggered by other things maybe sleep disordered breathing. There is a slight chance of tumor but need neurological examination to be of better help. Any projectile vomiting? ...Read more

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What should I do if I get a headache from sleeping too much during the day?

What should I do if I get a headache from sleeping too much during the day?

Regulate schedule : work on regulating your sleep schedule. Rise at the same time and sleep at the same time. Limit naps to 20 minutes. You can take a non steroid antiinflammatory as needed for a daytime headache, just keep in mind that rebound headaches can occur with this if used chronically! ...Read more

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Why do I tend to get headaches when sleeping too much?

Why do I tend to get headaches when sleeping too much?

See your doctor: Having recurring illness is troubling. In order to achieve a specific and correct doagnosis with symptoms like this, you'll need to visit your doctor. Only after a face-to-face evaluation will he/she be able to properly diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Sleeping Too Much (Definition)

Oversleeping is a symptom in which one sleeps more than average and does not feel rested upon awaking. It can be due to a number of physical and mental health issues such as ...Read more