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Hi. I have been dealing with headaches on a daily basis for well over 2yrs now. I wake up with a headache, I even have them all throughout the day. I constantly take some type of pain medications everyday to soothe my pain. I have had head exams and they have all been negative. I had one doctor tell me I suffer from sleep apnea but when doing research on sleep apnea the only symptom I have is morning headaches and lack of concentration. Is this possible or could I be suffering from some other type of disease? Cedric.
What other symptoms of sleep apnea would you expect to notice? Some people with sleep apnea never notice any symptoms themselves. Waking with a headache is very often an indication that a sleep issue is the trigger. For more on this, see Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep .
Another issue to look at is your daily use of pain medication. Taking any kind of pain ...
I have been waking up around 4:00 am during deep sleep with a headache that starts in the back of my head then moves around on both sides until my head feels as though it 's about to explode. This has been going on for years, and getting worse. Once it starts, I can 't seem to control it. I have had migraine for over 40 years occurring in one eye only, and have lived with it, but nothing has ever been this painful and out of control. I have ended up in the ER seven times in the last few months having to have IV Dilaudid. I vomit with this type of headache, which I never did with my usual migraine. I have been diagnosed with Occipital Neuralgia, and given injections of everything from Botox to Lidocaine, and tried two years of PT. Today I went to a world expert in O N, and was told that it isn't O N, but some type of nocturnal migraine, but he can 't figure out what is causing it. It seems to come on only when I 'm in the deep...
Hypnic headache (HH) is a rare primary headache disorder (primary headache disorders are those that cannot be attributed to another condition.) It's most identifying feature is that it only develops during sleep and wakes the sufferer. The International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd Edition (ICHD-II), is the "gold standard" for diagnosing and classifying headache disorders. Here are the description, diagnostic criteria, and symptoms of HH as set forth in the ICHD-II: 4.5 Hypnic headache Previously used terms : Hypnic headache syndrome, ‘alarm clock’ headache Description : Attacks of dull headache that always awaken the patient from asleep. Diagnostic criteria : Dull headache fulfilling criteria B–D Develops only during sleep, and awakens patient At least two of the following characteristics: occurs 15 or more times per month lasts 15 or more minutes after waking first occurs after age of 50 yea...
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