Keep waking up with headache

(44 Posts)
SomelikeitHoth Sat 26-Dec-20 18:29:21

Every morning. At the centre of my forehead and base of skull.
Only relief is sumatripan

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Aquamarine1029 Sat 26-Dec-20 18:31:47

Are you dehydrated? Could it be hormonal?

MsAdoraBelleDearheartVonLipwig Sat 26-Dec-20 18:39:36

My friend had several headaches, took a Covid test and it came back positive. Could you go and get a test?

purpleme12 Sat 26-Dec-20 18:47:47

I would get your blood pressure checked to rule that out

thebearschairs Sat 26-Dec-20 19:28:52

Sympathy. I have a similar issue. Only help is triptans too.

I did just invest in a better pillow (fancy simba hybrid thing) which helps a little but it's pain.

I no longer drink, v low caffeine etc, drink 2L plus per day.

Neck yoga helps a little but if it's too bad it makes it much worse

Hope it's not Covid for you.

SomelikeitHoth Sat 26-Dec-20 21:53:16

@thebearschairs Can you post me a link to the pillow please?

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AstridAv Sat 26-Dec-20 21:57:51

Could be due to your neck. I get terrible headaches in relation to my neck?


DfEisashambles Sat 26-Dec-20 21:59:46

I have a jaw disorder and grind my teeth at night, always a headache in the morning. Are you particularly stressed?

TW2013 Sat 26-Dec-20 22:01:29

Do you have a carbon dioxide monitor?

SomelikeitHoth Sat 26-Dec-20 22:08:19

Just had a new boiler

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QueenAnnaOfArrandale Sat 26-Dec-20 22:08:23

Do you sleep too late/too long?
This can trigger my migraines if I sleep past a certain time.
Doctor told me to wake up at the same time every day, even at the weekend.

Also in relation to what a pp said I had headaches for a week before I tested positive for covid (I tested when I had other symptoms and my sense of smell disappeared)

Runkle Sat 26-Dec-20 22:08:47

Could you be grinding your teeth/clenching your jaw?

thebearschairs Sat 26-Dec-20 22:11:06

Here you go

The price is a bit eye watering but it's supportive. There are review videos on you tube to give you a better idea of what it's like

SomelikeitHoth Sat 26-Dec-20 22:11:43

@QueenAnnaOfArrandale I'm up at the same time every day. Trying some ibuprofen gel on my neck and shoulders

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MiniMaxi Sat 26-Dec-20 22:13:10

If you just had a new boiler you still need a CO detector. Someone I know got carbon monoxide poisoning from a new boiler because the idiot builder used porous pipes.

BlossomCat Sat 26-Dec-20 22:17:12

I get headaches in the morning if my eyes are being strained the night before. My varifocals are horrible for my eyes, and if I wear them for too long whilst reading on my phone, I'll wake up with a headache.
Have you had an eye test recently?

Nearlytherenext Sat 26-Dec-20 22:19:47

This is how my covid symptoms started.
Massive massive headaches, verging on migranes, every night.

Took a test and was positive (no other symptoms)

I'm on my 5th night now, fingers crossed this isn't another one.

VirtualLearning Sat 26-Dec-20 22:23:57

Is it worth talking to a GP? It is hopefully unlikely to be something serious but I knew a child who started to wake with severe headaches and in his case it needed attention so if it persists it might just be worth mentioning it if it’s out of character for you

NotwatchingSpooks Sat 26-Dec-20 22:27:51

Put a carbon monoxide monitor in your bedroom, they are so cheap and could save your life.

We have one as we have a chimney breast in our bedroom, so could get co leaking from it.

user1485461206 Sat 26-Dec-20 22:34:20

I’ve had the same for weeks in the same place, went to a chiropractor and had my neck sorted and a massage, headaches vanished overnight, tension headaches often cause pain at base of the skull and across the head

user1485461206 Sat 26-Dec-20 22:35:24

Also a hot wheat bag across the back of my neck helps if I feel some pain coming on and is goes again

AliceMcK Sat 26-Dec-20 22:41:03

Do you snore, feel tired during the day? If you have someone who sleeps with you can you ask them if your breathing sounds normal at night? Waking up with a headache is a common sleep apnea symptom.

Also try the wheat pack and a neck rub as it could be tension.

My DH says I twist in funny positions, and he has to move me, when I do this my neck and head really hurt.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Sun 27-Dec-20 00:18:59

How long has it been happening for?
Do they clear or are you left with a low constant headache all day?

Flossie44 Sun 27-Dec-20 00:23:54

Could it be sinus related. I get the same when my sinuses fill overnight while lying flat

21833efb Sun 27-Dec-20 00:26:38

High blood pressure and/or teeth grinding. I had similar headaches on waking, probably related to high blood pressure as when I started meds for it and my bp became normal, the headaches went.

Worth speaking to your GP.

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