Our readers ask some great questions about Migraine disease and other headache disorders here on HealthCentral's Migraine community. Nancy and I both answer questions in our community question and answer section . Dr. Krusz and I answer other questions in our Ask the Clinician column .
Some of the questions apply to many of our readers, and are great topics for discussion. So, every week, I bring you our Question of the Week. I hope you'll take a few minutes to look at these questions and the answers, then join us in discussion. One of the best things about online communities is the opportunity to share information and experiences.
This week's Question of the Week:
I get a headache on the left side every morning . . .?
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Here are some extra links for you:
When to See a Doctor for a Migraine or Headache
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Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists
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Full Question: My question pertains to the CPAP machine that I have tried unsuccessfully to use. I have tried different face and nasal mask to see if it would help any but it hasn't. The sleep number and humidity numbers have also been changed by the doctor several times. I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea so I really don't think the machine was necessary in the beginning. My question is: many times I would wake during the night or morning with a bad headache/migraine. The sleep doctor always said "NO" it was not the machine that was causing it but when I did not sleep with the machine there was no head pain and then when I would put the mask back on for several nights I would have the pain. Now I tried this on and off for 9 months and now have stopped completely. I can't say that I have waked with head pain since I stopped the machine. What is your opinion? Thank you, Marlene.
Many people with sleep apnea will awaken with he...
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.
Waking with a headache or Migraine is most often tracked back to sleep issues...
too much sleep
too little sleep
an irregular sleep schedule
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 ...
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