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Constant Headache

How long is too long without getting checked for constant headaches? It's going on 3 weeks now.

I was recently taking gabepentin and cyclobenzaprine for my Fibromyalgia. Took it for about a year. I stopped a few weeks ago. I noticed my sleep turned into like 3-5 hrs a night, every night. I've been taken melatonin every single night and it doesn't really work. I woke up a few days ago with a bruised bottom eyelid to my left eye which was random. No injury or anything to it. I was told I could be sleep deprived. I wake every day with a headache and go to sleep with a headache. I take aspirin and have taken Tylenol. Helps for maybe 30 mins and that's it. Should I try to catch up on sleep and see from there? I took a night protein shake last night and I slept finally like 8.5 hrs, but here I am with a headache again!
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  I'm so sorry to hear about your constant migraines and headaches.  That's just got to be hard to deal with.  It's now a month later and we apologize for the delay in answering. Are things any better? What dosage of melatonin have you been taking? Often, people don't take quite enough and you can go up to 10 mg a night taken two hours before bedtime or whatever your own doctor tells you. Three to five hours is absolutely not enough sleep for most people.  Have you functioned on this in the past and are now getting headaches or is this lack of sleep a new situation.  

I don't know your age but hormones as women especially creep older and toward menopause and especially IN menopause can become more challenging. Do you have a lot of stress leading to muscle tension? Do you think the protein shake helped you sleep?

Have you ever tried icy hot on the back of your neck, behind your eats? An ice pack on the head? Massage of the scalp?  These things can be helpful.  

I think I'd see a doctor at this point if this is still going on and hope you have already given the delay in answer.  Let us know how it is going.
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