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CPAP and headache reductions.
My MIL is am evil B**** and frankly I wonder if she doesn't deserve/earned her debilitating headaches. However I love DearWife so if would help her by helping MIL....... I...... guess.... I...... would.
MIL has had all manner of voodoo enacted including some sorta brain surgery but I honestly wonder if the headaches are not related to some form of apnea. I doubt she would listen to anyone however if there is an avalanche of headache reduction success stories here perhaps DW could print them and offer to her mother. If there are, and she does, I hope DW includes my OP.

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
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06-03-2015 10:46 AM
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RE: CPAP and headache reductions.
No one deserves pain. There is no god inflicting it as punishment. If there were, I can see how this might actually give certain people comfort, but the cold truth is that everything is random, which might be harder to accept.

Headaches are sometimes a symptom of OSA, but rarely are debilitating headaches a symptom. Look elsewhere.

XPAP therapy can actually cause headaches during the acclimation period.
06-03-2015 03:11 PM
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RE: CPAP and headache reductions.
one of the immediate benefits i had from cpap - and one of the reasons i was highly motivated to continue therapy when things got hard is that the majority of my headaches were alleviated! I get headaches the way some other folk get stomach aches... something is wrong? head aches! so i have a million reasons for getting a headache - it seems. The headaches caused by apnea seem to be part of an overall inflammation pattern that I get in response to allergies, illness, stress.... but in the months since starting cpap the number of headaches I have suffered is down by at least 85%

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06-03-2015 05:39 PM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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RE: CPAP and headache reductions.
Thank you DV Smile

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
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06-03-2015 07:16 PM
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RE: CPAP and headache reductions.
Lots of causes for headaches, but I must say that the recent ones I have had caused by lack of sleep all went away in just over a week.
06-03-2015 08:10 PM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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RE: CPAP and headache reductions.
Thank you Mosquitobait.

That's two already!

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
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06-03-2015 08:30 PM
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RE: CPAP and headache reductions.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has a primary symptom of "wakes with headache". Headaches and even migraines are linked to several sleep disorders, including OSA. Google 'sleep apnea and headaches' and see all that comes up.

It did reduce my headaches some but mine are caused by other factors. They are mostly controlled now through several methods (medication, neck brace, etc).

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06-03-2015 08:55 PM
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RE: CPAP and headache reductions.
Two votes for APAP providing headache relief (wife and I both carry excess weight and have diagnosed and treated Apnea).

Though I am also pretty sure I had undiagnosed Sleep Apnea throughout high-school, even with running 15 miles a day for cross-country training... Spent most days with terrible headaches and always groggy.
06-03-2015 10:21 PM
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RE: CPAP and headache reductions.
If you have apnea, starting CPAP is a bit like stopping smoking, drinking, drugs, etc. There are the immediate obvious good effects, but there might be a number of other problems being caused by untreated apnea.

If you have problem X, and it goes away with CPAP, be happy.

Headache relief is one of the things many new CPAPers experience.

Of course, you can still have a headache if you don't have apena, so it's not a sure thing.

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06-04-2015 12:19 AM
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RE: CPAP and headache reductions.
My usual morning headaches went away within the first week of CPAP therapy. I remember waking up and thinking...WOW...I feel good. I don't have a headache!
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06-04-2015 07:26 AM
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