Since I started going through menopause and experiencing hot flashes (7 years ago), I have been frequently experiencing night time headaches. I wake feeling a lot of pressure in my head, especially in my sinuses. Keeping the room cool at night helps most nights, but I still get them. I have been tested with just about every kind of test there is and was told that there is nothing wrong. Do you have any recommendations of what else I can do? Kim.
In women, estradiol fluctuates and although the literature is confusing, I wonder if there is enough fluctuation (i.e., a drop in the hormone level) to allow you to have a night-time headache. This is what happens with perimenstrual Migraines, when the level drops just before menses. Alternatively, laying flat also increases intracranial fluid pressure, which can allow headaches to wake people up at night or to start the day with them, and intracranial pressure (ICP) fluctuations are likely ...
My husband has had an array of medical issues since 2000. He has polycystic kidney disease for which he received a kidney transplant in 2005. Due to an untreated bacterial infection (most likely from the transplant surgery), he contracted bacterial endocarditis and had his aortic valve replaced with an artificial valve shortly thereafter. In 2006, he had a massive subdural hematoma, the cause of which is uncertain. He had a craniotomy, and although not expected to survive, has recuperated and is doing amazingly well except for one thing. Throughout these ongoing problems, he resisted taking narcotic pain medications and opted to take Tylenol to treat his pain. He was fearful he would become addicted to the narcotics and ironically, has become addicted to Tylenol instead. This has resulted in a severe case of rebound headaches and has been going on for years.
He takes Tylenol every six hours all day and still has horrific headaches that ...
Review – “Headache Through the Ages” by Seymour Diamond, MD, and Mary A. Franklin Ranking 4.5 stars out of 5 There are many books available that talk about the medical aspects of headaches and Migraine disease. Diamond and Franklin have taken a different and quite interesting approach. In Headache Through the Ages , they explore how "headache" has been perceived through time in literature, art history, and anecdotal material, "noting the famous headache suffers and how they depicted their pain." Why "Headache Through the Ages" Interests Readers It's said that misery loves company. That seems to be true in that many who live with headaches and Migraine disease find it interesting to see what society's attitudes were toward them through history, what the treatments were, and what famous people have been afflicted. When someone famous shares our illness or disease, it validates us in a way. That's the appeal of t...
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