Wake up every morning with a severe headache?

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    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.


    Full Answer:

    Dear Katie;


    Waking with a headache or Migraine is most often tracked back to sleep issues...

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    • too much sleep
    • too little sleep
    • an irregular sleep schedule
    • disrupted sleep
    • 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 been able to help, the best plan of action is for you to see a Headache and Migraine 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



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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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Published On: August 19, 2013