Headaches used to wake me up too or I'd wake up with a terrible migraine beginning.
This went on for decades. Until I got diagnosed with meniere's disease and told to completely eliminate caffeine, alcohol (both constrict the very closely placed blood vessels in the inner ear) and aspartame (toxin in 6000+ food items and drinks now, a toxin loosely labeled as an artificial "sweetener", it's actually ant poison and 1/3 formaldehyde).
After I eliminated these products from my system, my headaches went away, completely. First time in 42 years. I no longer awakened with one or had one wake me up.
I also was told I was severely dehydrated and that was complicating my meniere's disease, the caffeine was actually a diuretic and depleting all of my nutrients.
I now drink 3 quarts of water a day and that is my only beverage.
I feel amazingly so much healthier after purging my body of caffeine, alcohol (that wasn't a big deal, don't even miss it), and aspartame/phenylalanine (it hides under a dozen names).
Just try drinking more water or nourishing beverages that do not contain the chemicals I mentioned above.
If you awaken during the night, drink a tall glass of water. Or two. In fact when you get up each morning, drink 16 oz of water right away.
These tactics seem simple I know and do not involve medications but if not for my meniere's diagnosis, I never would have purged my body of these chemicals. I was in a rut, my go to "med" for migraines was caffeine. I had a serious addiction to it. And in an off shot kind of way, I didn't realize how harmful aspartame is and one of the 92 side effects from it is a migraine. Obstetricians are telling pregnant women to not consume anything with aspartame in it, if they do they are risking passing along birth defects and autism to their babies. Now that's scary! Imagine what aspartame has been doing to non-pregnant people!
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99, Cochlear Meniere's Disease
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Eliminated aspartame, caffeine and alcohol from diet
- Cholestyramine 1 T. daily