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Why do I wake up with what feels like a hangover?

Why do I wake up with what feels like a hangover?

Sleep apnea: Sufferers from sleep apnea frequently wake up with headaches, slow thinking, and feeling as though they did not sleep at all. There are other sleep disorders that cause similar problems, but a sleep study and evaluation should help find the exact cause for you. Get a referal to a local sleep trained physician. ...Read more

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Hangover (Definition)

Various unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following the consumption of wine, beer and distilled spirits. Hangovers can last for several hours or for more than 24 hours. Typical symptoms of a hangover may include headache, drowsiness, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, absence of hunger, depression, sweating, ...Read more


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I sometimes wake up with a hangover but i haven't drank at all....Any ideas as to why i would feel this way?

I sometimes wake up with a hangover but i haven't drank at all....Any ideas as to why i would feel this way?

Stress: I understand your concern. Feeling of hangover in the morning without use of alcohol seems to indicate desire to sleep more, feeling tired and not energetic. This may be a symptom of depression. Some women at age 42 go through empty nest syndrome after children leave the home, others have stressful marriage, separation or divorce. Please see your physician for the diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I have headaches that last for days. Go to sleep with them and wake up with them. Feels much like a hangover w/o the alcohol. Why is this?

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I have headaches that last for days. Go to sleep with them and wake up with them. Feels much like a hangover w/o the alcohol. Why is this?

Headache: Not sure how long u had them, what triggers them, if u r on any medications or supplements, and what type of headaches they are. Advise consulting your primary care doc. For thorough exam & possible referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up scared and gasping for air after having beers and having a hangover?

Why do I wake up scared and gasping for air after having beers and having a hangover?

Alcohol withdrawal: part of the hangover is short term alcohol withdrawal. Anytime somebody has more than about 4 drinks, they will go through a short period of alcohol withdrawal, which shows up as anxiety, shaking, shortness of breath, high blood pressure and a fast heart rate. The only good way to deal with this is a medication called beta blockers, such as propanolol. You will need to see your doctor for that. ...Read more

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Saturday I had smell rubbing alcohol for about 5 minutes on sunday I wake up throwing up and feeling like a hangover and up to today I feel like that?

Saturday I had smell rubbing alcohol  for about 5 minutes on sunday I wake up throwing up and feeling like a hangover and up to today I feel like that?

Harmful: Inhaling rubbing alcohol is dangerous and probably caused your nausea and hangover. See: http://www.livestrong.com/article/150516-side-effects-of-inhaling-isopropyl-alcohol/ Get plenty of fresh air. Take care of your health. ...Read more

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I wake up in the morning feeling very sleepy and tired.It is as if I have a hangover each day of my life.Is there any home remedy/drink to relieve it?

I wake up in the morning feeling very sleepy and tired.It is as if I have a hangover each day of my life.Is there any home remedy/drink to relieve it?

Wrong question: If you had trouble starting your car every morning, would you mix paint thinner and turpentine and pour it into the gas tank, or would you take the car to a mechanic to find out what was wrong? The same applies to your body. It's a basic principle: diagnosis first, then treatment. Don't you want to know why this is happening? What if it's a sign of serious ilness? First, find out what it is. ...Read more

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Wake up feeling queasy as if i have a hangover, comes and goes and sometimes I have cramps in my lower left abdomen, last period was about a week ago.

Wake up feeling queasy as if i have a hangover, comes and goes and sometimes I have cramps in my lower left abdomen, last period was about a week ago.

Ovulation????: Although LLQ abdominal discomfort a week to 10 days after periods goes in favor of oculation but feeling "?queasy" does not. May be you are getting down with some viral illness. If symptoms persist beyond a week see ur MD ...Read more

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Every morning i wake up feeling like i'm hungover. I have headache, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Why?

Every morning i wake up feeling like i'm hungover. I have headache, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Why?

Migraine?: Migraine is a complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, and paresthesias may be present during the episodes. You also may experience excessive lacrimation, nasal congestion, sweating, flushing and cutaneous vasomotor effects. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have taken trazidone for sleep for 4yrs. I no longer take pain medications, but, i wake up feeling tired and "hungover" .What should I do?

I have taken trazidone for sleep for 4yrs. I no  longer take pain medications, but, i wake up feeling tired and "hungover" .What should I do?

sleep lab: And switch / decrease dosage, taking the dose earlier, are some of the alternatives. Taking pain medications unless prescribed for a real reason, is a no-no. Ask your dr, stay clean. ...Read more

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Why do i wake up each morning feeling hungover? i haven't drank a drop of alcohol in over two years, i also can hear a pulsating noise in my head

Why do i wake up each morning feeling hungover? i haven't drank a drop of alcohol in over two years, i also can hear a  pulsating noise in my head

Migraines: you are waking up with a migraine headache. It may just be something prone to,perhaps it may happen because you're not getting a good night sleep. For example, individuals with sleep apnea do not get enough oxygen at night when they're sleeping, and just wake up with amigraine. I would go see a neurologist. If you're tired during the day, you may need a sleep study. ...Read more

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I work out 5 days a week. Drink plenty of water but every am wake up feeling hungover. Severe frontal headache, vertigo. Only history of hypothyroidism?

I work out 5 days a week. Drink plenty of water but every am wake up feeling hungover. Severe frontal headache, vertigo. Only history of hypothyroidism?

Sleep : Morning grogginess and morning headaches can commonly be seen with sleep apnea (sometimes other sleep disorders, too.) not all sleep apnea suffers are overweight, short-necked men!) there are times that caffeine withdrawal, or some other substance withdrawal, can have a similar effect. Consider seeing a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I'm waking up with a headache similar to a hangover. Help?

I'm waking up with a headache similar to a hangover. Help?

Morning headaches: That could be a sig of sleep apnea. It could also be a sign of TMJ problems. Seek out a dental sleep medicine expert. Go to www.Aadsm.Com to find one. ...Read more

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Waking up tired and with a blazing headache every morning! not a hangover. What could this be?

Waking up tired and with a blazing headache every morning! not a hangover. What could this be?

Needs evaluation: Headache is the most common pain complaint of patients presenting for medical care, and has literally hundreds of potential causes, ranging from sinus infections, to tension-muscular headache (the most common) to migraine. If they are daily and severe, and particularly if they are new, they deserve thorough medical evaluation by your pcp, who may ultimately refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Drinking Question: Vodka + Snapple = waking up at 4 am, then 2 hours of going to bathroom every 20min due to nausea. Why not normal hangover?

Drinking Question: Vodka + Snapple = waking up at 4 am, then 2 hours of going to bathroom every 20min due to nausea. Why not normal hangover?

Combinationof: Vodka is brain depressant and makes one feel uninhibited (at first) and later sleepy. But then it wears off , you wake up and the tea (caffeine ) keeps you up. The tea is a bladder stimulator also. The nausea is easily due to the stomach inflammation induced by the vodka. This is made worse by certain impurities in the distilling process. So, this is not likely to get better , ...Read more

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I have been waking up lately feeling as if i was hungover or drunk. Do you know what could cause this?

I have been waking up lately feeling as if i was hungover or drunk. Do you know what could cause this?

Think Cortisol: Once ur pcp has ruled out the zebras (those serious but rare medical conditions that could be causing ur symptoms) consider testing for cortisol (saliva) and brain chemicals (neurotransmitters ((urine))). Based on test results, more specific lifestyle (diet, sleep, activity, etc.) and natural approaches can be customized. General measures include cleansing and modified elimination diet. ...Read more