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Old 03-03-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Back Home In TN…YAY:):)
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Default Does Anyone Else "Wake Up" With Killer Headaches?

I wake up a few times a week with terrible headaches in the back of my skull. I've tried different pillows and nothing seems to help. They go away with aspirin or pain reliever a few hours after I am up. I have no stress so they are not tension headaches and they aren't migraines. I've had headaches for years and I would like to be rid of them.

I've changed my eating habits and I eat very little sugar and only 2 cups of coffee(my caffeine) per day.

Any ideas?
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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Looks like you are not alone:
Waking Up Gives Me Such A Headache (http://ezinearticles.com/?Waking-Up-Gives-Me-Such-A-Headache&id=357728 - broken link)

I did the master cleanser (3 day - no saltwater/no senna) and that cured mine.
But headaches can happen for all different reasons. I would go get a check up before to do anything extreme. It could just be you are waking up dehydrated a bit. Try drinking 2 glasses of room temp water right away to see if it helps it.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Back Home In TN…YAY:):)
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Looks like you are not alone:
Waking Up Gives Me Such A Headache (http://ezinearticles.com/?Waking-Up-Gives-Me-Such-A-Headache&id=357728 - broken link)

I did the master cleanser (3 day - no saltwater/no senna) and that cured mine.
But headaches can happen for all different reasons. I would go get a check up before to do anything extreme. It could just be you are waking up dehydrated a bit. Try drinking 2 glasses of room temp water right away to see if it helps it.
Thank you for the link. I will read it. I never thought about dehydration but I am most likely a candidate for that. I hardly drink anything. Why "room temp" water?

I've been to doctors over the years. When I was a kid they said it was "in my head". When I was older they just gave me pain medicine and most recently my doctor said it was tension which I just don't think so.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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Have you gone for a checkup recently? That happened to me and it turned out I had high blood pressure, and waking up with a headache is one of the symptons. Once I cut down on my salt/sodium intake, I didn't have them as often as I used to.

Btw, love your profile pic - did you take that yourself?
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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Thank you for the link. I will read it. I never thought about dehydration but I am most likely a candidate for that. I hardly drink anything. Why "room temp" water?

I've been to doctors over the years. When I was a kid they said it was "in my head". When I was older they just gave me pain medicine and most recently my doctor said it was tension which I just don't think so.
Room temp is easier on the system and you absorb it faster...Also...I have done the ice water almost toss it back out thing when I have chugged a morning glass too quickly. I really dont like that feeling. So do pass that one up if you can.

Nice thing is hydration is good for blood pressure too. So getting in the habit wont hurt a bit.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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I sometimes wake up with headaches like that. mine come from my neck being messed up! I go to a chiropractor and the headaches resolve very quickly.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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I do (in fact, I have one right now ), but I assume -- in my case at least -- that it's due to stress.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It might be TMJ. You may be clenching your jaw and/or grinding your teeth in your sleep. That can cause pain in the muscles and/or joint which often seems to be coming from somewhere else, the referred pain can be very strange. Ask your dentist to check for any signs of this, like unusual tooth wear or a bad bite.

My dentist told me I had signs of this and I didn't actually believe him until I woke up suddenly in the middle of night and realized my jaw was clamped tight. He said it was probably stress, I denied that I had increased stress, but later as I started to really think about it, I realized that he was right. I was ignoring the stress during the daytime, just working through it, but at night it was manifesting as a clenched jaw as I slept.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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I second the TMJ thing. Stress doesn't have to be anything obvious, could just be a way your body is dealing with normal stresses.

Also, dehydration is supposed to be one of the main contributors towards headaches. I second the drinking a glass of water first thing, but I would also make yourself drink a glass or two of water right before bed the night before as well to help prevent them. Also try to make sure you are drinking water throughout the day. Make sure it is water though, not juice or soft drinks. The occasional one won't hurt but it really is water that your body needs.
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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Also trying adding Magnesium before you go to bed. It's a natural muscle relaxer...
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