Full Question: I wake up every morning with a soreness in the back of my neck and a hang-over like headache which makes me nauseous. I do not drink. I have had previous neck discectomy and fusion at three levels. I suffer from chronic muscle tightness in neck and shoulders. The headache lasts all day. Any suggestions? Jonathan. Answer: Dear Jonathan; You most probably have cervicogenic headaches based on your former neck problems. I suspect you don't sleep well, and I would recommend you talk to your physician about a medication called tizanidine (Zanaflex), which reduces muscle spasm and helps sleep. It also helps chronic daily headaches. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of information and support is our forum . To post to the forum, you'll need to register, even if you're already regis...
Full Question: I am 30 years old. For the past two years, I have been waking up with terrible headaches (about 85% of the time). The pain is felt all over the head in that it is not localized to one area. I wonder if it could be a muscular problem because my headaches are tender to the touch. If I touch my head, there are sensitive areas all over. By mid morning, my headaches are just annoying - not so intense. I don't typically medicate for these headaches as it really hasn't helped in the past. I do not think it is related to caffeine withdraw or teeth grinding at night. And the eye doctors don't see any pressure problems in my eyes. I do experience some stress with my job. On really bad days, the pain extends into my spine in my middle upper back. Any suggestions on how to alleviate this problem? Is it probably related to muscle tension? Amy. Answer: Dear Amy; Many so-called tension type-headaches can be migraines, in reality. Plus, tension-type headaches can trigger Mig...
Every day morning I wake up with headache around my eyes and neck with fatigue feelings. I wake up several times during my sleep at night and average time of sleeping 5 to 6 hours maximum. saeed.
Waking with a headache or Migraine most often indicates a problem with sleep, and you mentioned interrupted sleep. There are several sleep issues that can bring about Migraines or headaches that occur when you wake:
too much sleep,
too little sleep,
sleeping in a room with light, which disrupts the body's production of melatonin. and
poor quality sleep.
It's strongly suggested that people with Migraines and headaches go to bed and get up at the same time each day, including weekends and holidays. Take a look at this video on the topic, Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep .
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