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Why do I have a headache when I wake up in morning and in the middle of the night?

Why do I have a headache when I wake up in morning and in the middle of the night?

You should: See a neurologist with a special interest in headaches to try to get the answer to that question. You don't snore and wake up gasping for air or stp breathing do you? Because sleep apnea can cause your symptoms and is often overlooked. ...Read more

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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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Why do I have a pounding headache when I wake up after sex?

Why do I have a pounding headache when I wake up after sex?

Sex headaches: There is a form of migraine that is worse after sex. Ask you doctor to give you something to help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have an headache when I wake up every morning?

Is it normal to have an headache when I wake up every morning?

No: Headaches on waking in the morning are more worrisome than headaches that have some sort of identifiable cause, like certain foods or activities. Especially concerning is a headache that wakes a person up from sleeping or one that improves from sitting up. This is something that you should have evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Why is it I'm having a headache when I wake up in the morning?

Why is it I'm having a headache when I wake up in the morning?

Morning headaches: Could be rebound fromyour Ibuprofen usage. Could be a positional headache caused by either a leak or other pressure related cause. See a headache specialist and they should be able to guide you further to diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I always have headache when I wake up in the morning. Any idea why?

Consider caffeine: Many things can cause morning headache. One of them is caffeine withdrawal. A person who drinks much coffee can actually develop headache overnight, and find it's relieved by drinking morning coffee. The management of this is gradual reduction of caffeine dose. ...Read more

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I often have headache when I wake up in the morning. Do you have any idea why it's happening?

I often have headache when I wake up in the morning. Do you have any idea why it's happening?

Alcohol?: Morning headache can be from high blood pressure, from alcohol, sulfur in wine, too much or too little sleep.
Have your blood pressure checked and avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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Headache when I wake up late or sleep for long hours in morning, feels like numbness or frozen and it lasts for about a day?

Headache when I wake up late or sleep for long hours in morning, feels like numbness or frozen and it lasts for about a day?

Migraine: Possible migraine, please fix your sleeping schedule and you may feel better. Please ask your physician if you have migraine ...Read more

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In the morning have been feeling lightheaded headache when I wake up am concerned?

In the morning have been feeling lightheaded headache when I wake up am concerned?

Lightheaded: I would suggest seeing your family medical doctor. Sounds like you need a complete physical. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm diabetic and I always have a headache when I wake up I don't have any blood pressure?

I'm diabetic and I always have a headache when I wake up I don't have any blood pressure?

See your doctor: Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes elevation of blood sugar and can cause some complications.
Headache can be a sign of low or high blood sugar, also type 2 diabetes are prone to get migraines or the uncommon inflammation of the nerve in the back of the scalp
Also, there are many causes of headache apart from diabetes as dehydration, stress etc.
See your health professional for more advice ...Read more

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I'm getting a headache when I wake up you 2 months apart on the right side, my left hands will feel numb "asleep" for less than 5 mins. Is it normal?

I'm getting a headache when I wake up you 2 months apart on the right side, my left hands will feel numb "asleep" for less than 5 mins. Is it normal?

Get evaluated: More historical details would be helpful - what is the character of the headache, any key factors that cause it, does the headache go away spontaneously, does it wake you up from sleep, where is it localized, is this a new kind of headache and/or set of symptoms in your hand, etc.; you should be evaluated by your doctor to further define the syndrome you are experiencing. ...Read more

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I get headache when I wake up I blow my noise blood come out just a lil bit n I have a bruises on my left legs y?

I get headache when I wake up I blow my noise blood come out just a lil bit n I have a bruises on my left legs y?

Nose bleeds: It could just be due to allergies and dry nasal passages but I would go see a doctor just to make sure that you don't have a clotting issue. ...Read more

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What can I do for sinus headache when I wake with a headace. Popping my blood preasure is elevatedmy fingers are swollen?

What can I do for sinus headache when I wake with a headace. Popping my blood preasure is elevatedmy fingers are swollen?

Poss migraine: Definitely make sure it isn't from high blood pressure. If it is normal then consider migraine. Over 90% of people who think they have sinus headache actually have migraine. Often with nausea, vomiting, sound and light sensitivity, miss school or work. With 2 symptoms >80% chance, with all 3 then >90%. Sinus headaches not so severe and not with these others symptoms. ...Read more

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I feel headache after I wake up why?

I feel headache after I wake up why?

Headache: There are many causes of headache. The best way to elucidate the cause is a good history and physical. Know that headaches are very common and usually abate on their own. Severe symptoms should be evaluated by a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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A headache wakes me up at night, why?

A headache wakes me up at night, why?

Migraine or cluster: If your headaches are intermittent i.E with hours or days of headache free period then you are likely having cluster or migraine headaches. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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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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Why do headaches wake me up in the night?

Why do headaches wake me up in the night?

Depends: Sometimes, you have a headache, you go to sleep and wake up headache free. But if you wake up with a headache, either the headache is too severe for sleep to stop it or you develop a new headache during sleep. Headache is a form of pain so it can activate brain activities and wake you up. ...Read more

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Been wake up with headache the past two day?

CONSIDER: Could be due to neck, jaw, dental issues, even presentation of migraine. Might contact your doctor and/or dentist and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up most mornings with a headache?

Why do I wake up most mornings 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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What are the causes of me to wake up with headaches?

What are the causes of me to wake up with headaches?

Depends: If the headache goes away on it's own after you have been awake for awhile, it could be related to a sleep related breathing disorder such as apnea. It is best to consult with your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. ...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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What can I take for headaches that wake me up in the night?

What can I take for headaches that wake me up in the night?

Visit doctor: For headaches that wake you in the night, you should take a visit to your doctor. This type of headache needs attention rather than ignoring. If the headaches are occurring after binge-drinking it's a different story -- but there's no additional information on your question. Please see your doctor asap. ...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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I wake up at times and have a mad headache and I don't know why?

Evaluation Needed: I'm not sure what "mad" means but if this has been going on for a while and nothing otc or you do at home works to alleviate, then you will need to go to the doctors to determine the cause of the headaches. You and your doctor can then formulate a treatment plan to alleviate your headaches. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with headaches? Also get random headaches during the day?

Why do I wake up with headaches? Also get random headaches during the day?

Chronic daily: Headaches need to be evaluated by a headache specialist (usually a Neurologist).The work up and management can be complex. What people tend to do on their own, makes it worse. Good luck ...Read more

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Sometimes I have headaches 5 or 6 times a week and I sometimes even wake up with them.

Sometimes I have headaches 5 or 6 times a week and I sometimes even wake up with them.

Def. Discuss with GP: If this is a new presentation of recurring headache it should be discussed with your primary physician. Morning headaches raise a red flag so discussing with your physician is important. Most often its a benign condition causing headaches. Given that this sounds new I would definitely discuss with your physician. Additionally the characteristics of your headache are important to discuss. ...Read more

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My wife says she wakes up every morning with a headache which has different levels of severity?

Morning headaches: Morning headaches are concerning. You should have your wife make an appointment to see her physician. ...Read more

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I feel headedness when I wake up from bed accompanied with slight headache, wats wrong with me?

I feel headedness when I wake up from bed accompanied with slight headache, wats wrong with me?

Very common: Headache is a common disorder and represents a major health problem both in the us and abroad. There are many headache sufferers who have never consulted a physician. These patients self-treat their headaches mostly with otc medications. Frequently, their headaches are not resolved. Rec: see a headache or orofacial specialist for proper consultation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for a week and half now, I wake up with it and it doesn't go away, what should I do?

I have had a headache for a week and half now, I wake up with it and it doesn't go away, what should I do?

Headache: You should see your primary care physician to have the headache evaluated. It may be a sinus headache, tension headache, migraine headache, cluster headache, or any of a multitude of headaches. It should be evaluated to determine the cause and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I don't get anyosleep at night and its starting to beclme a headache. I toss and turn allight long and I wake up?

I don't get anyosleep at night and its starting to beclme a headache. I toss and turn allight long and I wake up?

Sleep deprived: What are you doing before you go to bed? You may be over stimulating yourself by texting, reading worry, etc an hour or so before bed try to relax by listening to soft music, take a walk or other relaxing activityas a last resort you can try taking melatonin. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I wake up I have headaches and when I stand up my vision will go blurry or I see complete darkness.?

Sometimes when I wake up I have headaches and when I stand up my vision will go blurry or I see complete darkness.?

Blurry vision: Dear Noelle: Headaches with blurry vision make me wonder about inflammation in your eyes (like Uveitis). Eye diseases can present with headaches. But there are many other possible diagnoses too so see your provider. Your doctor may also have you see a neurologist. Best of luck! Nisha ...Read more

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Since 8.12.14 ive been getting headaches that no med or amount seems to help. Dr.s don't know. I wake up with them being the worst. Suggestions?

Since 8.12.14 ive been getting headaches that no med or amount seems to help. Dr.s don't know. I wake up with them being the worst. Suggestions?

Imaging: Hi, has any kind of brain imaging like CT scan or MRI has been done? Do you have any other symptoms with ur headache, like change in ur vision, nausea/vomiting, vertigo/dizziness, fever, neck stiffness? Has anyone looked at back of your eyes and the optic nerve? ...Read more

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Yesterday I thought that was an normal headache but when I wake up this morning I realized that the pain continues. What can I do? Help me please

Headache: You may be having a migraine especially if its associated with your period. However, because it is becoming more severe over time see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hi I'm having a headache (lower left side) for three days and nights as well. The pain wakes me up in the muddle of the night. What could that be?

Hi I'm having a headache (lower left side) for three days and nights as well. The pain wakes me up in the muddle of the night. What could that be?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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I feel strange on the right side of my body, no pain but I feel a strange sensation sometimes when I wake in the morning, I also don't feel any headache?

I feel strange on the right side of my body, no pain but I feel a strange sensation sometimes when I wake in the morning, I also don't feel any headache?

More info: What do you mean by strange? Bloating? Pressure? Numbness? Is it on the surface or deep inside? Does it happen everyday? Does it happen only if you lay on that side? Is it always on one side? Does it go away when you start walking? Is it affected by eating? I would need a lot more info to help you. ...Read more

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I wake up with headaches after drinking?

I wake up with headaches after drinking?

Alcohol poisoning: Most likely you are drinking too much. Alcohol is a depressant and it causes dehydration. Headaches most likely represent dehydration and perhaps some alcohol poisoning. It is your body's way of telling you to slow down. ...Read more