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Unread 05-30-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hi I am new here,

Has anyone ever heard of having a headache every night that comes on at the same time between 8:30pm - 9pm and usually subsides in the morning? I have been diagnosed with a small aneurysm and pituitary tumor but doctors say neither is what's causing the headache. Thought someone here may have some ideas.

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Unread 05-30-2008, 05:19 PM   #2
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Do you eat at a regular time? And if so, how many hours after you eat does the headache occur? They could be related to each other. Maybe something you're eating doesn't agree with you?
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Unread 05-30-2008, 08:40 PM   #3
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Hi StuffedHead,

That's a good suggestion to check out, I usually eat between 5:30 and 7pm. . If nothing else I should consider any additives that's put in food. Unfortunatly the headaches have for the past two weeks been day and night...I'd have to do a pretty hard core cleanse to figure out the food thing which is not outside the realm of possibility. Thanks again.

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Hi I am new here,

Has anyone ever heard of having a headache every night that comes on at the same time between 8:30pm - 9pm and usually subsides in the morning? I have been diagnosed with a small aneurysm and pituitary tumor but doctors say neither is what's causing the headache. Thought someone here may have some ideas.

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Is it occuring every day?
I'd suggest changing your routine to see if you can find a trigger. so stop doing your usual routine between say 8 and 9, and do something quite different. Could be a posture thing.
Could also be a tension headache. I used to get these on weekends after working the week. Seems that you keep going during the week as you just have to and the body puts up with the stress, but when the first chance to relax comes along-the weekend-the body tells you it is in trouble and you need to stop. A whopping great headache is apparently the way it does that.
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Unread 06-02-2008, 10:56 PM   #5
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Hi there Peter B,

Thanks for your reply - Yeah, it happens every night although for the past two weeks or so its been day and night. You'd be surprise at what I've done to see what the trigger was. Rather than hanging out in the room upstairs I stayed in the living room. For a while I had class til 9:45 at night and still like clock work there it was. I checked for environmental triggers, slept in a different part of the house, changed my diet, stopped all supplements etc, etc. Here's the kicker, I'm not working right now so my stress level has gone down considerably....Hopefully, I will get some answers when I go see the new neurologist and eye doctor.

Have you or anyone else ever heard of migraines coming on at the same time every night or day???
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Hi there Peter B,

Thanks for your reply - Yeah, it happens every night although for the past two weeks or so its been day and night. You'd be surprise at what I've done to see what the trigger was. Rather than hanging out in the room upstairs I stayed in the living room. For a while I had class til 9:45 at night and still like clock work there it was. I checked for environmental triggers, slept in a different part of the house, changed my diet, stopped all supplements etc, etc. Here's the kicker, I'm not working right now so my stress level has gone down considerably....Hopefully, I will get some answers when I go see the new neurologist and eye doctor.

Have you or anyone else ever heard of migraines coming on at the same time every night or day???
Can you describe the pain? I have cluster headaches usually at the same time but it hits me after I have been asleep for 2 hours. Midnight is the golden hour for me.
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Lightbulb I wonder about MOH

MOH= medication overuse headache.

I attended a huge medical seminar on this subject a year ago. It was amazing.

http://headaches.about.com/od/allhea...overuse_ha.htm

http://headaches.about.com/od/education/a/moh_quiz.htm

http://www.neurologyreviews.com/jan0...edoveruse.html
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Hi queen178,


The headaches are a constant ache that is usually localized to the right side of my head. Just about any exertion not only increases the pain but completely exhausts me. I often have thunderclap episodes and sharp shooting pain. It extends into my right eye and as of late I have increased blurry vision. I actually just found out my grandfather was diagnosed in 1995 with a tumor and aneurysm. He decided not to have anything done to either and later passed away from complications. That was a sad time for us.

I was wondering if it could be some sort of migraine. At this point I'll take just about any answer that gets me back to my old self
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Unread 06-07-2008, 09:31 PM   #9
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Hi Mrsd,

Thanks for the input - thankfully, I don't really take anything for the headaches. The medication that I was prescribed was either bad for my heart or completely knocked me out. Both medications did nothing for the headache so I stopped taking them. I'm grateful I'm not a big one for taking medication unless its absolutley necessary.

You know I even stopped all vitamin supplements early on for quite a while to see if they were contributing to the headaches. I'm baffeled but as I read more and more i can see that the medical community is baffled as well with many illnessess that come their way.

Any other ideas send em my way
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I didn't read Mrs. D's links yet...but do plan on doing so. I do know that for myself and many others that rebound headaches can be a factor AND IMHO, folks who are prone to headaches seem to be prone to rebound ones! It's all kinda crazy in a way. I have found that getting on the preventative Topamax (FDA approved for migraine prevention) helpful in preventing migraine and other types of headaches. However, this medication is frustrating and I only think it is a good idea to take when the problem is severe interferring with daily living. Other things that I have found to help would include careful attention to all the potential headache triggers out there...and food might be the number one culprit. There are some foods that might surprise you that trigger headaches. For example, bananas are a big problem for me...but do not bother other people. If you are exposing yourself to one or two triggers, it could be causing this problem. There are other possibilities...less likely...like a heart condition called a PFO that only a doctor can determine might be a possibility. It often takes a multi-discpline approach to put a dent in the frustrating problem of headaches. If you are not seeing a specialist (probably a neurologist) who has an interest in headache/migraine treatment, I would consider making an appointment.
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