Waking with nasty migraine? Triggers?

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    I take naps every now and then after field hockey/lacrosse/hockey practice around 4ish, and I don't wake up until morning at like 7. and every time I wake up, I have a nasty migraine. why is that?


    I know that I'm going to get one because in my dreams, I dream of them, and there’s nothing I can do to stop a dream.


    Please help me!! how can I get them to go away? I see a special migraine doctor since I was 4 (that’s when I started getting them, I’m 15 now), I do have medication that works every now and then.


    I was also wondering what the triggers could be in such a young person. My parents are divorced (since of 5-6 years ago) and I go house to house each week. I DON'T get along with my step family at my dads house at all. I kind of do with my step family at my mom's. also, I'm involved in a lot of sports and kind of struggle through school... a little bit. I'm a C+ to A+ student. But I was just wondering what the triggers were... foods? smells? etc.

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    Thank you so much! Yours truly, Lucy.





    Dear Lucy;


    30-40% of folks with Migraines will be awakened with them. We call them early morning Migraines. Sometimes sleeping too little or too long can also trigger off Migraines. You may be missing a meal in the evening which might be another factor. Perhaps a bedtime dose of a suppressive medication might let you not waken with as much headache/Migraine. Good luck in your search for relief.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: February 14, 2010