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Usually when I go to sleep my headache goes away but lately it's been persisting until the next morning, is this normal?

Usually when I go to sleep my headache goes away but lately it's been persisting until the next morning, is this normal?

No it's not normal. : Migraine headaches, and tension headaches (sometimes considered a form of migraine) can sometimes last for days. These should probably be treated by a doctor. There are medications which can stop these headaches. A migraine that lasts too long can be dangerous. ...Read more

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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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I have a really bad headache, i get them from 2 pm till i go to sleep. Its been getting way worst lately,?

I have a really bad headache, i get them from 2 pm till i go to sleep. Its been getting way worst lately,?

Chronicity: Headaches that long that are worsening should be seen by a doctor. Avoid triggers like excessive caffeine intake, smoking, excess stress, etc. Many things can cause headaches, so get eval and then treatment will follow once properly diagnosed. best wishes. ...Read more

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Ive had a constant headache. I wake up with one and it last throughout the day and I go to sleep with it! I've tried everything! This is day 4! Help?

Ive had a constant headache. I wake up with one and it last throughout the day and I go to sleep with it! I've tried everything! This is day 4! Help?

Get evaluated : by a physician to determine the cause of these headaches. After you know what is causing them, medication and/ or hypnosis for pain can help. ...Read more

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My husband smokes and drinks alcohol. when i go to sleep, i always get a headache. can the cause be the smell of smoking and drinking?

My husband smokes and drinks alcohol. when i go to sleep, i always get a headache. can the cause be the smell of smoking and drinking?

Yes: Some people get headaches from smoke residue. Not as likely from the smell of alcohol. To determine if you are sensitive to smoke residue, ask your husband to smoke outside the house and shower before bed. Is your husband's drinking a problem in other ways? Would he stop if you asked? If not, consider looking into support through Alanon or a counselor experienced with problem drinking. ...Read more

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I just hit the back of my head recently on a desk but i didn't knock out it just hurts like a headache can I go to sleep or should I see a doctor?

I just hit the back of my head recently on a desk but i didn't knock out it just hurts like a headache can I go to sleep or should I see a doctor?

Difficult question: Most such trauma would not have resulted in severe brain damage. However one can never tell if a subdural hematoma may not develop. If your headaches are getting better and you don't have vomiting or fainting, you are likely ok. However if you do have these issues, then you need to see your doctor asap. Are you tired or weak because of this ? In case of doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more