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  • By Momonica

    I have been getting them for us, many different scripts but none seem to work. I hate taking pill, would rather home remedies that truly work. But i don’t sleep pain wakes me in tears. Idk wt else to do…. Please someone give me something

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    HI Momonica,

    Thank you for reaching out to our community and being here with us! I am sorry to hear you are having a difficult time right now – I can totally relate!

    You mentioned “tension headache” have you been diagnosed with this type of headache disorder? The reason I ask it it’s important to get an accurate headache disorder diagnosis. Here’s why – once we learn what type of headache disorder(s) we have, we can then learn about it and get the correct treatment for it. Take a look at this information on migraine diagnosis; https://migraine.com/q-and-a/how-is-migraine-diagnosed/ and
    https://migraine.com/living-migraine/diagnosing-ichd-3-versus-icd-9/.

    You may want to consider having a sleep study done. Many times when we wake with migraine pain, it may be an indication of a sleep disorder and not just sleep apnea. When you get a chance take a look at these articles for more information;
    https://migraine.com/blog/gene-links-migraine-and-sleep-disturbance/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-sleep-1/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-sleep-2/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-more-sleep-rules-tips-and-tricks-part-3/.
    I don’t have sleep apnea, but do have restless leg and periodic limb movement disorder. I’m getting better sleep and have reduced the days I wake up with a migraine.

    Here is information on tension type headache I hope helps; https://migraine.com/living-migraine/just-a-headache/.

    Let me know what you think,
    Nancy

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