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What can cause me to awake at 3 in the morning with a severe throbbing headache? Unilateral, R. side, peppermint oil made worse, maxalt (rizatriptan) helped, by eye

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Sleep headache?

22 AA F asks causes of awakening from sleep with throbbing headache R side.
I would consider BP increase if on BCPs. Or alcohol, migraine. What is your and family Hx of migraine? I would avoid the OTC treatments and work with your team to find cause. Once cause is found Rx can focus on cause.

In brief: Sleep headache?

22 AA F asks causes of awakening from sleep with throbbing headache R side.
I would consider BP increase if on BCPs. Or alcohol, migraine. What is your and family Hx of migraine? I would avoid the OTC treatments and work with your team to find cause. Once cause is found Rx can focus on cause.
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