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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

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Its been days when i stand or walk or even sit i experience severe migraines and lasts all day. I wake up with a headache.No pain killer does the job?

Its been days when i stand or walk or even sit i experience severe migraines and lasts all day. I wake up with a headache.No pain killer does the job?

Clearly this is : Really impacting your quality of life & your ability to function. If you have not seen a neurologist for full eval- would recommend that. Also insure that you diabetes, anxiety & depression are under good control. ...Read more

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Every now and then i wake up with a headache, i took tylenol (acetaminophen) i still have a headache that always on the side of my head. Could this be from coumadin?

Every now and then i wake up with a headache, i took tylenol (acetaminophen) i still have a headache that always on the side of my head. Could this be from coumadin?

It's possible: Headaches could have one of many possible causes. A coumadin-related headache would be very worrisome since it could be caused by a bleed in your head. The higher your inr (coumadin (warfarin) blood test), the greater the risk of a bleed if you hit your head. High blood pressure and migraine are two other causes and the list of others is long. Get your inr and BP checked; tell your md of your headaches. ...Read more

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I wake up with a headache feels like im going to pass out always tired what could it be feel lightheaded all the time my eyes hurt no one knows why?

I wake up with a headache feels like im going to pass out always tired what could it be feel lightheaded all the time my eyes hurt no one knows why?

AnswersAreWithin You: but this does not mean others, regardless of training, have much insight into either the issues or effectively helping you. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, complex controls of physiology & symptoms are beyond the view of most, including physicians, psychologists & psychiatrists who focus on the superficial. Suggest study works of Helen Flanders Dunbar, Richard Bach & memories within. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing nausea everyday, i missed my period last month, and i wake up with a headache most day, but i'm not pregnant. What could be wrong?

I'm experiencing nausea everyday, i missed my period last month, and i wake up with a headache most day, but i'm not pregnant. What could be wrong?

See you MD: There are many different reasons for missing a period. Your md will ask about your history. Age , medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes, life stress, strenuous exercise, and eating disorders are a few things which can affect the menses. A blood pregnancy test may be considered. ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up with a headache with a cold? I also have sinus pressure and yellowish mucus also coughing up mucus.. no fever no sore throat

Is it normal to wake up with a headache with a cold? I also have sinus pressure and yellowish mucus also coughing up mucus.. no fever no sore throat

Sinus infection: often is worse when you wake up (Sinus draining is diminished when you are ling down! Decongestive nasal spray (eg Afrin) plus OTC Decongestive medication (CalritonD) may help Speak with your Primary Care Provider for possible anti-biotic RX ...Read more

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I have headaches alot. It gets worse when i sleep and a lot of times it gets worse after taking pain relievers. I almost always wake up with one?

I have headaches alot. It gets worse when i sleep and a lot of times it gets worse after taking pain relievers.  I almost always wake up with one?

Rule out...: This is far from a complete answer to your question, but if you're sleeping at home and the headaches are worst in the morning before you leave your house, i hope you're not being exposed to carbon monoxide. Call me a focused pathologist if you like -- please do get your home checked, and if everything's okay, get with a good neurologist for further workup. ...Read more

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I always wake up with a bad headache. Coffee seems to ease it off. I'm a female, 76 years old. I take excellent care of myself....nutrition, exerci?

I always wake up with a bad headache.  Coffee seems to ease it off.  I'm a female, 76 years old.  I take excellent care of myself....nutrition, exerci?

May be the coffee: It may be that you drink too much coffee. Otherwise try SLEEPING WITHOUT A PILLOW!!! Your NECK may also be the source of your morning headaches Finally make sure your blood pressure is normal! ...Read more

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Whats the best way to get rid of the pain from daily medication over use headaches? I don't always wake up with it, but get the same headache everyday

Whats the best way to get rid of the pain from daily medication over use headaches? I don't always wake up with it, but get the same headache everyday

Chronic daily HA's: Frequent headaches, >15 days monthly, can be prompted by analgesics of all kinds, especially tylenol (acetaminophen). Stopping all pain meds will help eventually, but pattern breakup can be accelerated by daily, riboflavin, butterbur, CoQ-10, feverfew, or magnesium. You could contact our Concierge Service for more direct assistance. ...Read more

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