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Why Do I Have Headache When I Wake Up
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
Migraine causes naus: Nausea is quite common with migraine headaches.The best solution is to take your headache medicineas soon as you feel the headache coming on.If you wait you will end up having a full blown migraine and get quite sick.You should also be under the care of a headache specialist...Typically a neurologist. ...Read more
Blood flow: When you stand up, there can be a temporary decreased in blood flow to the brain. The blood vessels have to tighten up a little bit, and the heart has to pump a little harder. Getting dizzy or light-headed when standing up is called orthostatic hypotension. The first step to try to make this better is to drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more
Variable triggers: There may be any number of triggers that cause migraines to come on. Periods, certain foods, smoke, alcohol, stress, insomnia, etc. If they are happening often - like several mornings per week - it may be worth taking a daily preventive medication. That actually might be a better plan than trying to treat a migraine that is already established when you wake up. Avoid triggers if you can identify. ...Read more
Could be many things: Big list: muscle spasms from position when you sleep; poor support from mattress/pillow; poor 'posture' changing the alignment of the bones & pinching a nerve; gallstones; night-time activities of which you are unaware (sleepwalking, sleep apnea, moving a lot in dreams); bending your neck in positions that would be uncomfortable if your were awake, etc. Try memory foam pillow 1st; see dr.! ...Read more
Stress: Perhaps you are troubled by something you are sleeping on, also the way we wake is often conditioned from our early experiences. Confide in a friend who can help you discover what may be troubling you, if this does not help consult a mental health professional in your area who can help you uncover what is troubling you. Best. ...Read more
Snoring/mouth breath: Wonder if you are snoring or mouth breathing when you sleep which could cause some of this. The other concern is obstructive sleep apnea (esp. with the headaches). Best to see your doctor and discuss. Hope this was helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more
Reflex: Coughing increases your intra abdominal pressure, decreases the pressure in the chest when you breath in. Sometimes this induces reflux acid to come up into the esophagus. You may induce a gag reflex like this or from thick mucus. That types of spasms can be a part of a particular illness called pertussis that you could get checked for. ...Read more
Achy legs: Achiness of the legs has a large differential diagnosis, meaning that it can be caused by many different conditions. I would start with a Duplex vein scan to rule out DVT and also determine whether or not you have venous insufficiency. Back disorders, arthritis or muscular problems can also cause achiness in the legs. ...Read more
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have headache when I wake up and when I stand up and move its getting worse, is it serious and I have to be worry?
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?
Lightheaded: I would suggest seeing your family medical doctor. Sounds like you need a complete physical. Good luck. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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