Waking with headache, hot or cold weather?

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    I wake up almost everyday with a headache. I notice when the weather is hot or cold I can get a headache. I sleep with the fan hitting my aface because that's is the only way I can get some sleep. I used to take over the counter aids, but that doesn't seem to help anymore. I am 23 years old and have had these headaches ever since I began my cycle at age 11. They are usually right of my forehead. I've gained some weight and my pants could be too tight, could that be a reason? Liz.


    Full Answer:

    Dear Liz;


    Have your headaches been diagnosed? Changes in barometric pressure and extremes in temperature can be Migraine triggers.

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    Waking with a headache or Migraine is very often an indication that it was triggered by a problem with your sleep. Too much sleep, too little sleep, disrupted sleep, poor quality sleep, and irregular sleep schedules can all be problems. You can find out more about this in our video, Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep.


    No, it's highly unlikely that tight pants are the source of these headaches.


    It's time to stop guessing and suffering and get thee to a doctor! If you've seen your doctor and your doctor isn’t able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



    If you need help finding a  Migraine and headache specialist,
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    Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and  Migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he and Lead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches and  Migraines. You can read more about Dr. Krusz or more about Teri Robert.


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  • Last updated October 9, 2012.

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Published On: October 09, 2012