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SolusUmbra
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   Posted 4/1/2014 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have looked all around online and I can't find much information if any for treating a migraine that was brought on by to much sleep. One of the only ways I know how to deal with migraines is to sleep them off but if you have one caused by sleep wouldn't that make it worse?

JungRulz
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   Posted 4/1/2014 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
For the forum itself, a few links to migraines caused by too much sleep. I suppose that the solution would seem to be just making sure that you don't oversleep and to keep a regular schedule of going to bed and waking. I'm not sure the implications for oversleeping with a migraine in progress.

Please see the quoted text below the link. Looking over the first link, it's pretty comprehensive on triggers as in general.

www.migrainetrust.org/factsheet-migraine-triggers-10505

"Sleep

The complex nature of trigger factors is illustrated by sleep. Both too much and too little sleep can be implicated in a migraine starting. Some people find that sleepless nights, a number of late nights and being over tired can trigger a migraine. Other people find that sleeping in or dozing in the mornings has the same effect"

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/basics/causes/con-20026358

"Missing sleep or getting too much sleep may trigger migraines in some people, as can jet lag."

migrainingmama
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   Posted 4/1/2014 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Possibly a little caffeine. It might wake you up from the grogginess and help fight the pain. I would try caffeine and Advil first. My problem is too little sleep.

Quiet=peace
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   Posted 4/2/2014 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Usually when I get a migraine from over sleeping it's seems to one from having a stiff neck. So what I do is put heat on my neck and I bought a really good cervical deep tissue ****su massager from brookstone that gets out all the knots. It costed $100 but well worth someone that gets headaches.

Maybe you could ask your family to pitch in and buy one for you for Mothers Day! My friend loves it and made her boyfriend get one for her.

Take care,
K8ty

JungRulz
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   Posted 4/2/2014 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
A little caffeine, as suggested above, may be something to try.

One caveat though. Migraines are believed to have two prominent phases, one is vascular constriction, the other dilation. My migraines were without pain, but they were migraines nevertheless, and subject to being triggered. Mine were totally visual, blind spot and colors, known as a scintillating scotoma, and were caused by the early stage of migraine, vascular constriction, in the visual cortex of the brain (or that fed the visual cortex).

Some doctor got the bright idea for me to use Cafergot at the onset of the migraine. I had the worst ever visual migraine when I tried it. The drug has caffeine and ergotamine, both cause vasoconstriction (helps to reduce the dilation phase and thereby reduce or prevent the pain associated with migraine).

Not everyone will benefit by caffeine use in conjunction with migraine.

Blueberry1
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   Posted 4/2/2014 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I do feel that this is possible. I know that when I get too much sleep I do not feel right. Sometimes my head hurts.
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