I have the same problem...and lots of others do as well...
I have a tendency to wake up with migraines! I am going to post some info here, just as soon as I find it.
Many patients who have migraine will experience their attacks during the middle of the night or early morning hours. This headache often awakens the patient from sleep.
Recent evidence suggests that these attacks are related to changes in neurotransmitters in the brain during sleep. It is recommended that patients treat the headache when the attack begins, elevate their upper torso (back, shoulders, and head) and rest or try to go back to sleep.
(From The National Headache Foundation-Educational Resources Topic Sheets)
You stayed up all night?! What a GOOD DADDY!! Did you take pictures?
I'm curious, Dan. Were you able to sleep after she left on the bus?
I'm thankful that I do not get this type of migraine during the night. The ones that wake me up during the night are like the ones I get during the day. Some are mild, some are fierce. I will try elevating my upper body next time. Heck, I'll try just about anything if someone says it works for them! Well, maybe if TWO people say it works
Hey, can you tell I'm feeling better?
I remember having my daughter playing let's be Mommy's shadow today. I hope you can get some relief, Dan.
How are you doing, Coquitlam? I saw in another area that you had a pretty rough few days there! I remember days like that. The times when I didn't even want to swallow because even that made the migraine escalate. I had a continuous migraine for over 3 months back in 1998. I will never forget it. The neurologist kept giving me new medicines that were preventives. He told me at every visit that I must be depressed. Because I usually cried. Well, I told him, you would cry too, if you had a migraine every day, all day, and you couldn't get any relief. I begged him to give me something, anything, to make the migraine stop. He finally had me bring in my husband at my next visit so the doctor could give me a shot and my husband could drive me home.
I asked why he didn't do that sooner. He said he was waiting to see which drug he prescribed would be the one that worked best. I switched doctors.
I'm still having migraines, but not too many really bad ones. The ones I'm getting are milder and I'm acting quickly with Advil Liquid gel capsules. It's amazing that I'm getting relief within an hour or two as long as I lie down and rest. I have had a couple of days when I get a second migraine, but again, if I treat it quickly, I can sometimes get quick relief. What a difference.
My blood sugar is still not really under control, but it's so much lower than it was before. Part of the trouble is that sometimes it gets TOO low. They explained that my blood was keeping just about all of the glucose that our organs need. Now that my diet and the medication is helping the sugars get to where it's supposed to be going, my body is being much happier with me. Now it's a matter of getting the proper balance so the blood sugar is at the right level. The news was definetly a shock, but I'm glad to know now. It's only been a couple of weeks and I still need for info. I'm heading for the library today. There are plenty of web sites about diabetes but I need something I can hold in my hand.
I'm glad to hear your doing well and learning to balance your blood sugar. My supervisor suffers from migraines and was diagnosed with Diabetes at the beginning of July. She looks a lot better now that she has learned how to balance her blood sugar but its difficult. I feel for you. For her its meant a whole new lifestyle, especially food.
I'm okay. Two weeks ago I had a tension headache for a week, nothing worked. Finally a drug cocktail of Atavan, Robaxacet and Tylenol with Codeine broke the cycle. I had one day free of a headache. Then on Monday I woke up with a migraine, at least I know how to get rid of migraines. The migraine lasted until Friday. I had one day off and woke up with it again. These migraines were horrible, I haven't had any that bad in a long time.
The side effects from the Topamax have subsided, for the most part. I'm off to the neurologist on Wednesday for my next Botox injections as long as he can guarantee the tension headaches weren't caused by the Botox wearing off. I'm going to discuss my experience with the Topamax with him and the recent difficulty with medications.
This message on Migraines at Night was timely. This week I woke up many times in the night with migraines. Waking up with a headache ruins my day. It takes everything I have not to climb back into bed and pretend that day doesn't exist.
Hopefully next week will be better.