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Why do I get a headache every morning when i wake up?

Why do I get a headache every morning when i wake up?

Muscle tension: See your dentist and get an appliance that will help with night grinding or bruxing. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more

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I get headaches every morning if I don't drink something with caffeine it is this normal?

I get headaches every morning if I don't drink something with caffeine it is this normal?

Caffeine withdrawal : If your body is dependent on caffeine, lack of it may cause headaches. If you discontinue caffeine you can expect the headaches for several days up to 2 weeks. Generally these types of headaches are relieved by tylenol or ibuprofen. Once you're past the withdrawal phase the headaches typically do not return unless you resume the caffeine intake. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Watch for events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See your doctor
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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I get headaches every morning when i wake up. Could it be high blood pressure?

I get headaches every morning when i wake up. Could it be high blood pressure?

Rather unlikely: Headaches due to high blood pressure are typically associated with striking elevations. More likely, you could have nocturnal bruxism, other jaw problems, neck issues, but even possible migraine onset. Could have your dentist check it out, but also confer with your family doctor. All of this is controllable. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Use OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with the pain
Daily
Keep a headache diary about duration of headaches and triggers
Daily
Let your doctor know if your headache is waking you up at night
Once
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Why do I wake up with headaches every morning?

Why do I wake up with headaches every morning?

Many reasons: Insufficient sleep, sleep apnea, medications, rebound headaches, as well as rare scary things like a brain tumor. You should see a doc. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has had headaches every morning this week, any thoughts why?

My 5 year old has had headaches every morning this week, any thoughts why?

See Doctor: If he is sleeping through the night with no serious sleeping issues such as sleep apnea, and waking up daily with headaches and has no other symptoms, such as congestion, yoou need to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Go to bed and awaken at the same time daily
once
Exercise daily
once
Limit caffeine consumption to 2 cups each day
once
Avoid use of more than 24 analgesics per month
once
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Please advise if it's normal to have bad headaches every morning?

Please advise if it's normal to have bad headaches every morning?

Not normal: It's not normal to have bad headaches at ANY time during the day or night. It's not normal to have REGULAR headaches at ANY time during the day or night. It's not normal to have HEADACHES at ANY time during the day or night. I do not like Green Eggs and Ham. I do not Like them Sam I Am. ...Read more

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