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18 Possible Causes for Headache Relieved by Lying Down

  • Post Lumbar Puncture Headache

    On day 3 rd morning ( after 48 hr of SAB), patient complained of headache in parieto- occipital region which aggravated in sitting position and relieved by lying down.[] The headaches are typically worse when in the upright position and can usually be relieved by lying down.[] On examination only headache was present with no associated sign or symptom and was labeled as PDPH. He was treated on same lines as described in previous case-1.[]

  • Essential Intracranial Hypotension

    The classic symptom of spontaneous intracranial hypotension is severe headache when upright, which is relieved when the patient is lying down flat.[] The leak causes low pressure of the spinal fluid, triggering sudden headaches in the upright position, which are relieved when lying down.[] The condition is classically associated with postural headache, which is relieved by lying down and worsens with sitting or standing upright.[]

  • Acute Subdural Hematoma

    Headache becomes more severe when the patient is in the upright position, and it is relieved by lying down.[] Very few other diseases can display posturodependent headache (cerebral thrombophlebitis, 6 incipient eclampsia, 7 meningitis, 8 and others), and, thus, position-related headache[]

  • Pleurisy

    Depending on the exact cause pleurisy, you may also experience: chest pain lying down that is relieved when you get up chills dry coughing fever headaches loss of appetite[]

  • Subdural Effusion

    The headache worsened in the upright position and was completely relieved after lying down.[] A 48 years old Indian male presented with headache and neck pain of 1 month duration. The patient had severe occipital headache with visual analogue score of 9.[]

  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

    The pain is most often relieved by lying down.[] Other symptoms of PCS include: Abnormal vaginal bleeding Clear or watery vaginal discharge Abdominal bloating Headaches Fatigue Mood swings Increased pain after intercourse[]

  • Zolmitriptan

    Lying down in a quiet, dark room for a while after you use this medicine may help relieve your migraine.[] Even if you get warning signals of a coming migraine (an aura), you should wait until the headache pain starts before using zolmitriptan.[]

  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula

    The signs and symptoms of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula include: Shortness of breath: Increased shortness of breath in upright position (platypnea), relieved by lying down[] Chest pain, cough that may contain blood in phlegm (hemoptysis) Migraine headaches, dizziness, syncope (fainting) Ringing in the ears, double vision Telangiectasias: It refers[]

  • Chronic Daily Headaches

    For example, spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) syndrome often presents with a headache that is present when a patient is upright but is relieved by lying down, or[] […] by an orthostatic headache.[]

  • Melilotus

    ., and Sang. in congestive headaches (but Bell. has worse lying down and worse from application of vinegar cloths). In epistaxis after headache, Ant. cr.[] (but with Ant. cr. the epistaxis does not necessarily relieve). Waving in brain, Act. r. Rheumatic pains better moving, Rhus. Hemoptysis, bright blood, Ip., Millef.[]

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