Triggers and Causes

Migraines in the evenings

  • By Valencia Naylor

    I have chronic migraines and everyday I get out of bed, I feel this pressure behind one of my eyes and I’ll sit for a second and I’m fine. Then around 3p.m. I start to see floaters and maybe get nauseated sometimes and by 5 or 6 o’clock I’m having a migraine. Doubled over, sick, sensitive to everything. Why does it happen only at a certain time? I don’t work and I don’t have any kids at home.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Valencia Naylor,

    Thank you for reaching out to us with your question. Chronic pain of any sort is exhausting and debilitating, I’m sorry you are going through this.

    If these are new and/or different symptoms, or an change in your migraine attack pattern, it’s a good idea to discuss them with the doctor so he can rule out anything more serious.

    Many times when we wake with migraine pain, it’s an indication of a sleep issue. Sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, and others can trigger morning migraine attacks. I have both restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder, which definitely contributed to morning pain, cannabis helps. You may want to discuss having a sleep study with your doctor.

    By any chance are you taking something on a daily, or near daily basis to help relieve this pain? The thing is if we take migraine medications and/or pain relievers, whether they are over-the-counter or prescription, more than two to three days a week we may end up in a rebound cycle. If we are in rebound, our migraine attacks may be more difficult to treat and get stuck in a cycle of endless pain. Let me share this information on rebound with you;

    I hope this helps,

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