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Why My Eyes Hurt When I Wake Up
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why you might have eye pain upon waking. The most common is from a form of dry eyes called meibomitis. It is essentially an oil gland that produces poor quality oils that irritate the eyes when you are sleeping. You really need to see an eye md to determine the exact cause of your eye pain. ...Read more
Decongestant : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more
Dryness: Often eyes dry during sleep. Usually our protective secretions aid the ocular surface from drying out, but sometimes not always effective. Poor sleep, some medications (decongestants, antihistamines), partial eyelid opening (lagophthalmos), room airflow, all may exacerbate dryness and irritation. Try a gel-based artificial tear prior to bedtime to see if symptoms improve. ...Read more
Carpal tunnel : Most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched or compressed median nerve at the wrist which supplies the thumb, index, middle, and half the fourth finger but can cause the arms to feel numb. When you sleep, the wrists often bend or flex making carpal tunnel syndrome worse. Your doctor can check it out. ...Read more
Your body's fluids: are pulled down into the legs by gravity Durring the day because you r upright.When we lie down to sleep,after several hours ,this fluid is then more evenly redistributed equally throughout the body by the morning.This may be the mechanism.However,if you have eye allergies or infection,this could also be a cause.R ur eyes irritated or red?God bless all girls in Pakistan.?? ...Read more
Not kidneys: Kidneys are deep seated organs and do not hurt unless it is infected or bleeding or stone passing through the kidneys. if its happening when you wake up , it is unlikely due to kidneys, It is often muscular or skeletal pain in your back.Likely causes- improper posture, poor mattress/bed.Check with your doctor to evaluate for musculoskeletal cause. ...Read more
Increased Pressure: Increased vascular pressure associated with throwing up can cause nose bleeds and esophageal bleeds, which then leak stomach acidic fluid into the chest cavity and can cause sudden heart attack. I suspect you might be fighting bulimia. With bulimia, you can appear 'fine' and die anyway, due to the aforementioned cause. Seek help! (oa, cbt & meds for eating disorders!)). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy tears: Tears contain a variety of important proteins and factors that make them the ideal ocular lubricant and protection. Tears produced in crying are made by lacrimal glands and accessory tear glands capable of profuse tear production that is different than the baseline secretion of tears. Differences in this composition may account for the itchiness. Be sure to check for blepharitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? Knee problem: It sounds as if your knees are the issue. See your own doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more
It's possible: That you have some common issues like post-nasal drip combined with acid reflux. Usually that combination can lead to swallowing air as well as secretions at night that stimulate acid production and thus reflux. That said, you have to have other causes of nausea ruled out first and there are many medical problems that cause this. You'll have to start with a doc and a good physical exam. Good luck! ...Read more
Face: Maybe because it is slightly swollen. If you sleep on your side or face down it can cause minor swelling. Try sleeping propped up on two pillows. Reduce the amount of salt in your foods.Drink some caffeinated tea at mid day and add celery. onions and eggplant to you diet. They act as natural diuretics. ...Read more
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