Are we the same person? JK.
I wake up with the back of the head pain more often than the behind the right eye pain. Thankfully for me, tylenol + imitrex + caffeine usually does the trick. If I wake up at 4 with the right eye pain I need to get the imitrex down. For all other situations I can stay in bed and get up at my regular 6 am alarm, take the tylenol, shower, drink my tea....but if the eye pain starts I have to have the imitrex in order to get relief.
I attribute all of this to perimenopause. My migraines started around age 45. I'm now 52 and still not in menopause (but almost!). I have very strong memories of my mom at age 50 having migraines in her right eye also. They ended for her when she stopped menstruating so I am hopeful.
52 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Pentasa (3g/day) generic Colazal ( 9 6 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (2 tsp daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Scope in 8/11 found no evidence of inflammation!