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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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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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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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Why do I wake up with a sinus headache after sleeping with a fan on?

Why do I wake up with a sinus headache after sleeping with a fan on?

Humidifier: The fan could be reducing the humidity which in turn could give you a sinus headache. Consider using a humidifier at night. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up dizzy with mild headache every morning with swollen puffy eyes and tears and any light hurts my eyes.?

Why do I wake up dizzy with mild headache every morning with swollen puffy eyes and tears and any light hurts my eyes.?

Headaches in am: Waking with headache is unusual and likely not caused by eyes unless vision is affected. Puffy eyes with headache in am most likely to be blood pressure related but an eye specialist can easily rule out glaucoma as a rare possibility. Sinus and or allergy from something in bedroom such as feather pillows, dust mites etc can also be causal. Your careful observation of what may trigger these helps. ...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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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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Why do I wake up most mornings with a headache and blurred eyes. Don't know if this has anything to do with it or not but the right side of the back of my neck hurts a lot and it pops?

Why do I wake up most mornings with a headache and blurred eyes. Don't know if this has anything to do with it or not but the right side of the back of my neck hurts a lot and it pops?

Just to be on the: Safe side, see your doctor to rule out neurologic causes, tumor or possibly diabetes mellutus.Your doctor will do a comprehensive history and physical and order some blood tests and diagnostic test like MRI or cat scan. May refer you to specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up every morning with a headache? I also have a shoulder injury and muscles and nerve in my neck is injured as well.

Why do I wake up every morning with a headache? I also have a shoulder injury and muscles and nerve in my neck is injured as well.

Myofascial headaches: In young people, there are rarely serious causes for headaches and myofascial pain (layers of muscle that are painful), is a common cause with a history of muscle and nerve injury in the neck. The good news is that the treatments are usually simple and effective. Whoever diagnosed you with the shoulder and nerve injuries probably offered you some treatment like physical therapy or medicines. ...Read more

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