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Severe headaches on sitting or standing from a lying down position. Cure for headaches?

My husband is 6 9 age 57 healthy normal weight. 5 days ago he began having serve headaches when he sits or stands from a laying position, a burst of pain then quickly subsides but is continuously hurting stopping hurting again. It does not hurt typically when he lays down but it also has this pattern less frequently and less severe. Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Thanks for writing your query.

It will be helpful if you please mention whether your husband is taking any medicine?

The symptoms you have described are usually seen in orthostatic hypotension. In this the blood pressure falls suddenly on sitting or standing quickly from lying position.

He should be investigated and examined by a physician for the cause of orthostatic hypotension.

He should take precaution while sitting or standing from lying position.
He should not rise immediately from lying position. He should first lie in side position, then sit slowly, wait for few some time and then stand slowly.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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