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Dr. Dave Burns
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Karla Groves
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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Dr. John Feola
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I get mild headaches every morning but for the last week I have had a severe constant headache. I was prescribed sumatriptan but it does nothing ?

I get mild headaches every morning but for the last week I have had a severe constant headache. I was prescribed sumatriptan but it does nothing ?

R/O MIGRAINE HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need EXAM&LABS. With INCREASE IN FREQUENCY. You need an MRI &MRA. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What to do if I have headaches every morning?

What to do if I have headaches every morning?

Chronic daily HA's: Your pattern is often seem with use of tylenol or otc nsaid's, and may be provoked if you have been using prescription analgesics. Would urge you to see your doctor, as this pattern may become far more difficult to manage if you delay. Other causes exist and need to be uncovered. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Dr. Mark Collins
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What can I do about a one sided headaches every morning?

Morning headaches: See a dentist that treats migraines and headaches and TMJ issues. Also see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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