Waking with or getting a headache or Migraine shortly after waking often indicates that it was triggered by a sleep issue - too much sleep, too little sleep, disrupted sleep, an irregular sleep schedule, or otherwise disrupted sleep. Check out this video Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep: Video.
At this point, you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and help in stopping these headaches.
Please keep me posted on how you're doing and what your doctor has to say?
I have the same problem too-wake up in the middle of the night also w/a migraine starting on the LH side and the pulsing starting up behind the eye. I have chronic insomnia and my doctor is working on helping me with that. I will NOT take sleeping pills, especially after that study that came out recently with women and Ambien. Was on Amitryptiline at bedtime for a while and stopped taking it after I started Cymbalta. Thinking about trying it again. It seemed to help some. Also having a hard time finding a good pillow. A pillow that doesn't support your head and neck might be to cause? Too much caffeine the day before? Food trigger not identified or reacting to weather changes-Barometer shifting? There could be a slew of reasons. Ask your doctor and write down what he suggests could be the potential problem. Keep a good migraine diary and track them. I react also to Barometer changes and it's been going up and down like a roller coaster :(
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