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I have been getting nocturnal headaches for 2-3 weeks every night. Any suggestions? Ct was normal.
I have been getting night time headaches for 2-3 weeks every night. I have a hard time falling back to sleep. Once I get up, it tends to go away after an hour or so, but then I am tired most of the day. My CT scan was normal and I do not have any other symptoms of migraine. Neurologist wants to put me on Topomax. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Helen.
Headaches at night or up on waking are more often than not associated with some type of sleep issue. Disrupted sleep, poor quality sleep, any such issue can be a headache trigger.
To jump to a medication such as Topamax without a diagnosis or a hint of what's triggering your headaches seems a bit premature. Getting a second opinion, preferably from a headache specialist is in order. There's a link below to our directory of patient recommended speciali...
I get headaches every night (between 3 and 6 am). They have gotten worse the past year but I have had them for about four years. I have been to two neurologists and after trying Topamax, Imitrex, blood pressure pills, gabapentin, amitriptyline, nothing helps. I usually drink a cup of tea upon the initial headache and that helps many times but the past week, I need to take an Excedrin and I am afraid of getting rebound headaches so I use this as a last resort. However, I have been taking one every day this week and I try to avoid this but I am in PAIN. I have had x-rays, MRI's, etc on my neck and brain but all seems to be ok there. My quality of life is terrible now - bad nights and tired all day. Help. Donna.
Are these headaches or Migraines? It does make a difference.
That said, if these are Migraines, one would wonder what trigger you're encountering that is precipitating th...
Full Question: I've had a headache, one sided, for about 10 days straight. I've been to the doctors before, they've all said tension headache, I had a cat scan in fall of 2006 which was clear, lately I feel like I've had some lightheadedness, a little dizziness. I've never vomited while having a headache but sometimes I think I may be having some nausea. I had pre diabetic numbers about a year ago but that number has come down, my recent random glucose was a 109. Could blood sugar have anything to do with the headaches/dizziness. I admit my job is stressful and I'm recently married. Is it okay to be taking pain relievers for 10 days in a row? Christie.
You raise a number of issues that really should be addressed by a doctor who has access to your full medical history and can examine you and discuss this in person. A few points...
Tension-type headaches are seldom one-sided. See Tension-Type H...
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