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Dr. Mohammed Karim Dr. Karim
Internal Medicine
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Rajshahi Medical College
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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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What kind of headache is it if it doesn't go away after a night of sleep? Bad headache all day wake up next morning still have headache

What kind of headache is it if it doesn't go away after a night of sleep? Bad headache all day wake up next morning still have headache

Migraine: The headache classification committee defines migraine as an idiopathic recurring headache disorder with attacks lasting 4 to 72 hours (if untreated or unsuccessfully treated). Migraine attacks can occur at any time but most frequently are present upon arising. The vast majority of patients complain of nausea, which is accompanied by vomiting in half the patients. Rec. See orofacial pain doctor.

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
Dentistry
41 years in practice
University of London, United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St. Thomas's Hospitals
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Headache won't go away even after sleeping. Don't wanna rely on OTC cause I'm trying to avoid rebound headache. Will exercise help/worsen the headache?

Headache won't go away even after sleeping. Don't wanna rely on OTC cause I'm trying to avoid rebound headache. Will exercise help/worsen the headache?

Depends: If this is an issue that happens quite regularly, I would advise seeing a dr. There is also "headache induced exercise, " which could actually make things worse. See a dr. Before experimenting too much. Not all otc meds contribute to headaches, but the best treatment would normally be no meds.

Dr. Kenneth Cheng Dr. Cheng
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Headache at my temples for three days. Water, sleep, food, exercise, meds won't make it go away. Not super painful, just annoying. Help?

Headache at my temples for three days. Water, sleep, food, exercise, meds won't make it go away. Not super painful, just annoying. Help?

See your doctor: Headaches can be caused by a number of possibilities. These include hormonal fluctuations, dehydration, muscle tension, sinus/allergy issues, infections, migraines, tumors, and a number of other medical issues. Best to see your doctor to narrow the cause.

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Get headaches all the time I take aspirin to make it go away and even try to sleep it off still have a headache what could be wrong?

Get headaches all the time I take aspirin to make it go away and even try to sleep it off still have a headache what could be wrong?

Headache: You should talk to your doctor about them or see a neurologist, you may have migrainesor tension headaches, the causes are numerous and the treatment differs.

Dr. James Eyerman Dr. Eyerman
Psychiatry
43 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Started taking fluoxetine 7 days ago and I've had some nasty headaches for 2 days now will they go away mainly at night before sleeping then occur?

Started taking fluoxetine 7 days ago and I've had some nasty headaches for 2 days now will they go away mainly at night before sleeping then occur?

SSRI's: SSRIs like Prozac are effective in some patients but not in general. There are other antidepressants with much greater effectiveness and fewer Headaches...ask your doctor for Brintillex or Remeron (mirtazapine) or an herbalist for an alternative.

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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I get bad headaches in my forehead while im sleeping, after I get up they tend to go away after about an hour. What could it be from?

I get bad headaches in my forehead while im sleeping, after I get up they tend to go away after about an hour. What could it be from?

Do u snore?: Do you awaken refreshed? Do you have a bed partner who would know if you have irregular breathing or stop breathing or gasp at night? Are you a restless sleeper? You could have sleep apnea. Have you had a physical and know that your blood pressure is good? Do you sleep in a funny position? If you continue with this problem you should see your doctor.

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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I sneezed a few times last night and now have a terrible headache around my left eyebrow and it hurts to touch it. I couldn't sleep it was that bad. I was wondering whether this will go away on its own or whether I will need medical attehntion. I believe

I sneezed a few times last night and now have a terrible headache around my left eyebrow and it hurts to touch it. I couldn't sleep it was that bad. I was wondering whether this will go away on its own or whether I will need medical attehntion. I believe

Get help: You may have a sinus infection and if it is focalized and tender, this may represent a bacterial problem which will require antibiotics and other interventions. There are a few other possibilities, like a problem with your cavernous sinus, and best to see your doctor soon.

Dr. David Lipkin Dr. Lipkin
Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Chronic fatigue that doesn't go away from sleeping. Nothing can wake me from sleep, so naps last all day. Intense headaches upon awakening no meds help.

Chronic fatigue that doesn't go away from sleeping. Nothing can wake me from sleep, so naps last all day. Intense headaches upon awakening no meds help.

See answer: Chronic fatigue and headaches may be due to a number of causes. A brief physical exam and lab screen should be done to look for possible causes. Depression can cause chronic fatigue. To see causes of fatigue go to>http://bit. Ly/1FYjQAb to learn about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome go to>http://bit. Ly/1FYjQAb I believe this information will be helpful. Hopefully you will feel better soon.

Dr. John Van der Werff Dr. Van der Werff
Dentistry
35 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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I get headaches, numb arms & ringing in my ears after simple physical activities such walking in mall, headaches usually go away after I sleep?

I get headaches, numb arms & ringing in my ears after simple physical activities such walking in mall, headaches usually go away after I sleep?

See doctor: This is not normal and there are certain serious conditions that can cause those symptoms. See a physician for an evaluation asap to rule out a serious condition.

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What can be the cause of headache that does not go even after sleeping?

What can be the cause of headache that does not go even after sleeping?

I am sorry, can't: Diagnose headache type with this information. If you are having frequent or chronic headaches please see your physician or a neurologist to accurately determine which type of headache it is.

Dr. Susan Arnoult Dr. Arnoult
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Always when im go to sleep I have a headache at the right back side I can't sleep because of it what could be it?

Always when im go to sleep I have a headache at the right back side I can't sleep because of it what could be it?

Irritation?: Perhaps you have an inflamed nerve or muscle at the base of your skull and when you lay down it is aggravated. Take ibuprofen before sleep and consider seeing a chiropractor for treatment.

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum Dr. Rosenblum
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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.

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Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Could you please tell me why I wake up some mornings with a nervous headache. I take 50mg Amityripiline going to bed for sleep. Thanks?

Could you please tell me why I wake up some mornings with a nervous headache. I take 50mg Amityripiline going to bed for sleep. Thanks?

Please repost: And describe or explain what you mean by "nervous headache." The phraae does not really convey any useful information.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have headaches that I think they may caused by stress! I study hard and I sleep 5-6h a day, it comes suddenly then it goes away. What can I do for that?

I have headaches that I think they may caused by stress! I study hard and I sleep 5-6h a day, it comes suddenly then it goes away. What can I do for that?

Tips: I congratulate you on your strong study ethic. It would behoeve you to take breaks every hour - drink some water, walk around, stretch. Additionally, stretch even when you are sitting at a desk or computer. At age 17, you need more than 5 to 6 hours of sleep per night. Aim for 8 hours, insure you are eating healthfully. Try to be physically active every day. Consider adding in yoga or tai chi.

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Dr. Tibor Becske Dr. Becske
Neurology
27 years in practice
Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine
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Afraid to go to sleep strange noises in my head headaches?

Afraid to go to sleep strange noises in my head headaches?

What kinds of noises: "noises" can be all different kind. If you can be more specific in describing them, your docs can be more helpful to you. I would try to see a neurologist as soon as I can if I were you. If all this is recent onset (days or weeks), I would not wait for an appointment - just go to the er. This can be something serious like a dural fistula or avm (as worst case scenario).