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Can headache & sleep issues make each other worse?

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From the U.S.: Can one make the other worse? only sleeping about 3 to 4 hours a night. and headaches all day thru out the day and right side of head and eye hurts. last about hour or so several times a day? any thoughts. I am PTSD thru VA because of combat USMC

Can headache & sleep issues make each other worse?

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Thank you for writing. I’m very concerned.

A headache on one side of the head that interferes with sleep is sometimes an indication of a serious medical problem. I’m not an M.D. and I don’t know your history so I can certainly be wrong. But if you presented these symptoms at my office, I’d be conferring with your doctor immediately about whether a CAT Scan (CT) is in order.

Please contact your Primary Care Physician right away. Please let me know what you find out.

I wish you well.
Dr. Marie

Can headache & sleep issues make each other worse?

Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). Can headache & sleep issues make each other worse?. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 20, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2016/02/11/can-headache-sleep-issues-make-each-other-worse/
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