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Neck pain in the morning can be due to straining the neck while asleep. During certain stages of sleep, the muscles are contracted. One option would be to use a firm flat mattress and a flat pillow—or preferably no pillow in those cases where morning neck pain is prominent. I would strongly recommend you describe this condition to your primary care physician so that he or she can refer you to the appropriate specialist who can properly evaluate you and review your options.Important: We hope you find this general medical and health information useful, but this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. For all personal medical and health matters, including decisions about diagnoses, medications and other treatment options, you should always consult your doctor. See full Disclaimer.
I have had headaches all my life, I'm 19 now. These past three months my headaches have gotten way worse, I tend to wake up every single morning with a severe headache. No pain medicines work nothing anyone has tried will help me. They are so severe I've had to quit my job. Also when I get a bad one my legs start to feel very weak. It's almost like I can not live a normal every day life anymore. Any suggestions on what to do? Medicines? Where I should go? Katie.
Waking with a headache or Migraine is most often tracked back to sleep issues...
too much sleep
too little sleep
an irregular sleep schedule
poor quality sleep
Many patients have sleep issues even though they think their sleep is perfectly adequate and of good quality. See Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep.
Have you seen your doctor about these headaches? If you have, but he or she hasn't ...
I wake up between 3.30 4-30am with migraine. I never go to bed with even a headache - It is always over my left eye and the throbbing is sometimes unbearable.
I take a medication which I get from Cyprus called ANAVAN as anything my Doctor has prescribed doesn't help at all. He says it's something I must put up with. Vomiting and unable to move your head every couple of months is not on and I have asked to see a neurologist.
Hope you can help. Lesley.
Any doctor who says you "must put up with" headaches or Migraines needs to be fired. There's simply no excuse for that attitude. If he doesn't know what more to do for you, he should simply say so.
Are you certain it's a Migraine that wakes you and not a headache? The regularity of the time could be indicative of hypnic headache. You can read more about it in Hypnic Headache - The Basics. Of course, nobody can diagnose via the Internet, but it's worth...
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