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What causes persistent headache while sleeping?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: I am a homemaker in XXXXXXX area, near XXXXXXX where I moved around 1.5 years back since my marriage.
From last 3-4 months, I am having headache as well as issues while getting sleep. The headache is very frequent. Sometimes it is for the entire day and sometimes for few hours. When the headache is high I take Saridon.

I generally go to bed around 12 in night, I try to sleep but it take at least 45 minutes to fall asleep. That also is not sound sleep, I wake up at 6.30 am but before that around 5.30 it is like I need to wake up, the alarm will ring and all those stuffs come to my mind after that I cant sleep again. I just lie there in half
sleep stage.
I rarely take any nap throughout the day as well. I am also not doing any kind of physical exercise during the day.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please give details and post actual reports.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
To recapitulate: female/*25 - balloon plasty July last - home maker - shifted to XXXXXXX XXXXXXX after marriage 1.5 years back - headache since 3-4 months - takes Saridon if the headache is high - headache is frequent and no definite pattern - Also have sleeping difficulty - to bed around 12 mn - takes 45 minutes - not sound - all those * stuffs come to mind - just in half-asleep stage - 1 Prolomet XL 12.5MG TAB per day ...

Please give some additional information for me to assist you better:
- Is there any associated nausea or vomiting when you get headache?
- What is the type: Throbbing/ burning/ pulsatile/ any other you can please explain
- Any vertigo (giddiness) or tinnitus (noise in ears)?
- Stress/ anxiety/ discord with self or family members?
- Any consultations with a Doctor/ MD or Neurologist?
- Any investigations done?
- Prolomet prescribed for headache or hypertension?

A good detailed history helps to diagnose in most of the cases assisted by investigations of blood, urine, MRI and so on.

Awaited.




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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (36 hours later)
Hello Doctor,

Thanks for your prompt reply and asking further details, Please find responses below:

- Is there any associated nausea or vomiting when you get headache?
No

- What is the type: Throbbing/ burning/ pulsatile/ any other you can please explain
No

- Any vertigo (giddiness) or tinnitus (noise in ears)?
Very rarely

- Stress/ anxiety/ discord with self or family members?
Yes, There were some family problems, so some stress was there.

- Any consultations with a Doctor/ MD or Neurologist?
No

- Any investigations done?
No

- Prolomet prescribed for headache or hypertension?
That was prescribed after surgery, to be taken from the next day itself to make the blood thinner. Doctor told to take it for 6 months.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
4 months, get investigated

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback.
Please mention the type or nature of the headache.
Since the headache is there for 3-4 months, it is prudent to have a clinical evaluation and Neurological and ENT examination to confirm or rule out the causes.
This should be assisted by MRI of the brain with angiography.
This way alone can help us to pin-point the cause of your headache either by confirming or ruling out the a particular cause.
A proper diagnosis alone can lead to the proper management.

Secondly, stress due to family problems or otherwise can be one of the leading causes for such headaches in young women. Only if all the investigations are normal that we can say this as a cause and get managed accordingly.
Well prepared adjustments can help a lot to settle the issues as well as give better sleep, which in turn helps to reduce the stress and the headache.
I hope this answer helps you to get an early diagnosis and proper management.

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Brief Answer: Please give details and post actual reports. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query and an elucidate history. To recapitulate: female/*25 - balloon plasty July last - home maker - shifted to XXXXXXX XXXXXXX after marriage 1.5 years back - headache since 3-4 months - takes Saridon if the headache is high - headache is frequent and no definite pattern - Also have sleeping difficulty - to bed around 12 mn - takes 45 minutes - not sound - all those * stuffs come to mind - just in half-asleep stage - 1 Prolomet XL 12.5MG TAB per day ... Please give some additional information for me to assist you better: - Is there any associated nausea or vomiting when you get headache? - What is the type: Throbbing/ burning/ pulsatile/ any other you can please explain - Any vertigo (giddiness) or tinnitus (noise in ears)? - Stress/ anxiety/ discord with self or family members? - Any consultations with a Doctor/ MD or Neurologist? - Any investigations done? - Prolomet prescribed for headache or hypertension? A good detailed history helps to diagnose in most of the cases assisted by investigations of blood, urine, MRI and so on. Awaited.