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If i lay down longer than 8-9 hours (asleep or awake) i develop a severe headache. Worst when lying down or bending over at the waist. Whole head hurts, but feels worse at back bottom of skull. Advice?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Positional headache

Postural headache is usually associated with low intracranial pressure.
Headaches with a postural component need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low CSF pressure. Rec.: see headache specialist for further investigation.

In brief: Positional headache

Postural headache is usually associated with low intracranial pressure.
Headaches with a postural component need to be evaluated to exclude a lesion in the posterior fossa or a condition with low CSF pressure. Rec.: see headache specialist for further investigation.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Robert Kent
Positional headaches with low pressure are more commonly associated with headaches after standing up, positional headaches while lying down are more likely due to increased pressure verse decreased pressure.
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Could be nothing...

But i recommend you get examined sooner than later by a physician.
This could be just positional, but it could also represent increased pressure or a mass within the cranium. I would recommend you just get this checked out to be safe. Once you get a clean bill, work on stretching and core exercises if nothing else comes back positive. Keep an eye on your blood pressure.

In brief: Could be nothing...

But i recommend you get examined sooner than later by a physician.
This could be just positional, but it could also represent increased pressure or a mass within the cranium. I would recommend you just get this checked out to be safe. Once you get a clean bill, work on stretching and core exercises if nothing else comes back positive. Keep an eye on your blood pressure.
Dr. Robert Kent
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In brief: See a doctor

It could be a variety of factors, but a neurologist or headaches specialist needs to be seen who can evaluate your health history, meds, and run other tests.
I would not wait too long.

In brief: See a doctor

It could be a variety of factors, but a neurologist or headaches specialist needs to be seen who can evaluate your health history, meds, and run other tests.
I would not wait too long.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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