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Still morning headaches

Does anyone have these headaches ?

I wake in morning and have just a very slight nigling pain on left side forehead . I get up feed dogs and go to sit on toilet and my head throbs with horrific pain . And no I haven’t even started to use the toilet .

But what I have been doing is taking 2 pain killers before I get up at least half an hour and it doesn’t happen ??

I was told tension headaches ? But I’m thinking allergies / sinus/ tension ??

Just want people’s thoughts or experiences please

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Hi Jodz, the pain you experience every day brings back memories of my chronic headache years. If it wasn't a tension headache, it was a migraine. I was never free of pain. I saved my pain medication for the migraines. Once you start using a pain reliever every day, you will get rebound headaches as well as the med not working any more.

I remember all too well getting that one sided pain, mine was on the right side of forehead. Although the pain was coming from a trigger point of spasm knots in my upper shoulder. Physical therapy helped release the muscle knot which in turn took away the one sided head pain. I tried hot paks, cold paks but nothing really worked in reducing that constant pain. The PTs used Acupressure.

If it were more related to sinus or allergies, I think you would have pain more in the center of your forehead above the bridge of your nose. Always best to get it checked out. Either a Neurologist or Rheumatologist, they deal in chronic pain. Hope you find a way to get some pain relief. xx

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Thanx Agora 1 just not sure what it is . But when the wind blows hard my sinus pressure points really play up . It’s the massive painful throbbing when I first get up that’s not making sense ? Just don’t know what it is ??

Drs thinking sleep apnea ? But said tension headaches but why morning the worst ??

Feeling ordinary ATM 😗

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The thing is Jodz, you know that the cortisol levels are so high in the morning that any symptoms we have are at their peak. Although if it is a sinus problem, it could be worse in the morning because of the position you are in all night lying down. Once you are up for a while, the sinuses have a chance to drain allowing the pressure to lessen.

All these are just speculations... Maybe an allergist needs to be called in. I'm sorry you are experiencing this every morning. I hope you get some answers. xx

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Angora 1 im def going back to drs as it’s been 3 weeks nearly . Need to have this followed up for sure . Xx

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Jodz, let us know how it turns out. Good Luck xx

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Will do and thanx xx

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Try getting a new pillow. ( Really)

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Done that !!

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Indigojoe, That's so true that getting a new pillow can help with headaches and neck pain. I swear by my Kawasaki Pillow, for me it works in relieving the tight tense muscles in the neck which play a big part of chronic headaches.

Thanks for mentioning that. x Hope you are well

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Yes changed pillows twice and no difference . Even bought a new mattress 2 weeks ago .

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That's disheartening Jodz. I bought a new mattress 1 year ago and it is giving me more body pain than the old one. A mattress isn't something to toss and repurchase but possibly you can check out the different pillows available for a person with chronic pain. The are pillows that can be refrigerated if that is your thing in reducing pain. I would wait until you see your doctor. He may order a sleep study and that doctor may be able to give you more insight as to what you need. If it's sleep apnea, I don't know if the pillow will make the difference as much as the CPAP.

One step at a time or you can make yourself more anxious by reaching out in too many directions. x

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Yer we not happy with mattress , the one in the shop was much better makes you wonder .

Yes a sleep study will be good I’m thinking . X

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Could be a few different reasons, bad bed or old bed, tonsils cause you to snore which could sometimes cause sleep apnea which causes that drowsy feeling in the AM which also includes a head ache, could be the way you slept the time you finally passed out could be lack of water lack of food so many reasons a sleep study would be perfect to determine the root cause you could do them on your own or pay for someone to do it

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Thanx kevoreally yer the sleep study should help. X

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Maybe low blood sugar. Have some protein before you go to bed to stabilise your blood sugars.

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denvajade thanx I will look at that x

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