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.
Have your headaches been diagnosed? Changes in barometric pressure and extremes in temperature can be Migraine triggers.
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 vi...
I have been taking Imitrex for about 20 yrs. with very good results. In the last five yrs or so, after taking the Imitrex, I get body aches and joint pain. I also get sensations of heat, that feel like hot flashes. Is this normal? I am now 65 yrs old. Thank you, Louise.
Without examining you and perhaps seeing the results of an EKG, we can't really say if these reactions are "normal." We have patients older than you who continue to use medications in the triptan family (such as Imitrex), but we do require that our older patients have a standard cardiac evaluation to evaluate them for cardiovascular issues. Since these are new symptoms for you, they should be discussed with your doctor to be on the safe side.
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It's bad enough that we have to deal with unfriendly environments when we're away from home. Our homes should be our refuge, the place that's safest and most comfortable for us. Let's take a look at ways to make our homes more friendly toward us when we have a Migraine or headache: 1) Reduce or eliminated perfumed and fragranced items in your home, especially if they're a trigger for you. If fragrance seems not to be a problem for you, or if it's a minor problem, limit yourself to a single fragrance rather than mixing fragrances. Consider candles, room fresheners, potpourri, etc. Remember, fragrances can quickly gang up on us when we have a headache or Migraine. They can very quickly add to our nausea, making our home an unpleasant place for us. So, plan ahead, and reduce fragrances now. 2) Following the fragrance thought: If you're sensitive to fragrances, keep that in mind when you shop for cleaning products. Even if they don't contain fra...
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