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50 Years & Older Living With Migraine

Pattern of early morning onset

  • By Waubaushene

    Has anyone else experienced a pattern of the onset of a migraine early morning- like around 3:00 am? I’ve changed my pillow, my mattress. Could this be diet related?

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  • By Allyson.Ellis Moderator

    Hello Waubaushene, thank you for reaching out! I hear how disconcerting this new pattern of migraine beginning in the early morning hours feels for you. You are not alone experiencing symptoms such as this. While we cannot offer specific diagnostics or medical advice over the internet (for your safety) I thought these articles might be of interest:
    https://migraine.com/living-migraine/nighttime-headaches-after-age-50/
    https://migraine.com/blog/hypnic-headache-alarm-clock-headache/
    https://migraine.com/expert/three-causes-early-morning-headache/
    I would encourage you to speak with your doctor about these new symptoms (if you haven’t already) to gain her/his perspective on what this might mean for you. Please keep us posted on what you learn! Wishing you a gentle evening. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Waubaushene,

    Thank you for that question. There are many who are woken in the middle of the night with debilitating head pain. As Allyson mentioned, it could be a number of things and best to check with your doctor. You also may want to have a conversation with your doctor regarding a sleep study to rule out a sleep issue.

    Please keep me posted!
    Wishing you a low pain day,
    Nancy

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