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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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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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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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When i take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night before i go to bed why do I always wake up with a horrific headache that lasts for about 45 min?

When i take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night before i go to bed why do I always wake up with a horrific headache that lasts for about 45 min?

Known side effect: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause headache in certain patients (mechanism unknown). If you are taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night to help you get to sleep, I have had many patients do well taking melatonin (3 mg - over the counter) instead. ...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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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

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I wake up with a headache almost everyday, what is my problem?

I wake up with a headache almost everyday, what is my problem?

Likely migraines: Assuming your headaches do subside during the day they are likely migraines. You may have had infrequent headaches in the past which have become daily now. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Any time i take a benedryl, i wake up with a headache. Should i be concerned?

Any time i take a benedryl, i wake up with a headache. Should i be concerned?

Common : That a common side effect of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in some people. Stop taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) an i headache persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Most weekends i wake up with a headache, especially if i sleep in..I don't understand this madness. Sometimes it happens if i don't sleep in too.

Most weekends i wake up with a headache, especially if i sleep in..I don't understand this madness. Sometimes it happens if i don't sleep in too.

Alcohol, No caffeine: If you drink alcohol the night before, it can cause a hangover. If you are used to caffeine through the weekdays, not having any on the weekends can cause withdrawl headaches. Finally, if it's neither case, then the sleep schedule disruption is the cause. Your body is craving consistency. The more you can stick to the same wake/sleep cycle every day, the better! ...Read more