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I wake up ever morning with a real bad headache in the back of my eyes and back of my neck and its a pounding feeling all day long had it for about a week now and wont go away if after i take something for it. nealie.
The most common triggers for waking with a Migraine or headache are sleep issues:
too much sleep
too little sleep
poor quality sleep
irregular sleep schedule
There's information on this in our video Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep .
That said, you need to see your doctor for a diagnosis and any treatment that may be necessary. As much as we'd like to help and answer your question, the only person who can do that is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination. Nobody can diagnose via the Internet.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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