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Same time every night

Hi there. I'm new here! I'm 40 and been a migraine sufferer for 33 years! This last week I've had something I've never had before - migraines that start around 3- 4 am, but it's happening every night. And because I'm asleep when they come on I'm not getting my Rizatriptan fast enough and I've been debilitated for days now.
The postdrome is horrendous - probably worse than the actual migraine and the sickness is worse than I've ever had.
Should I wake myself to take a tablet? I have small children to take care of and it's just awful. Anyone had anything similar?
Thanks so much

  1. Hi @Carajane24, while you're waiting for feedback from the community, I just wanted to check if you've discussed the change with your doctor. It's super important to discuss any new or changing symptoms with your doctor. -Warmly, Donna (team member)

    1. Cara, migraines can change at any time throughout your life -- it's possible that changes to your sleep cycle or hormones could be causing this (though I'm not an expert). Here is an article about waking with migraine that offers some other thoughts:

      Regardless, as Donna said, it's definitely worth letting your doctor know. It can become harder to treat if it goes unaddressed. Keep us posted and let us know what you find out, okay? Hang in there. -Melissa, team

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