For the past 5 days I have been waking up


Q: For the past 5 days I have been waking up with the worst headaches I have ever had in my life it literally feels like a giant is squeezing my head as soon as I wake up and sit up is when the headache starts and when I try and lift my head upright the worse it gets the pain gets so bad that its actually unbearable im a 25 year old male and am fairly strong and these headaches hurt so bad it brings me almost down to my knees and screaming I find if I lay down it slowly goes away and if I crack my neck it slowly strarts releasing the pressure in my head when the headache is at its worst I can feel my heart beat in my brain it feels like my whole brain is pulsing I find if I put pressure on the back and front of my head by pushing with both hands on my head helps temporarily release the pain I am not sure whats causing these headaches but have a couple guesses when I wake up my nose is so stuffed I cant even breathe threw my nose and my throat seems clogged up so was thinking mayne not enough oxygen getting to my brain like I said above when I first wake up the headache doesnt start until I sit up when im laying the headache wont start until I literally sit upright and go to the bathroom by the time I make it to the bathroom which is 5 steps away from my bed the headache is kicked in full force when I drink cold water or gatorade when I finally have the strength to fill a cup up the cold liquid seems to also very slowly help the pain go away another guess is I use oxycontin ive been using for 2 years for my back pain from a car accident I recently stopped using them for 4 months and a week ago started using them again the first two days I didnt have these headaches but the past 5 as I explained is when these headaches have been happening I use 1-2 oxy 80s threwout the day and night I never used to have these headaches ever threw out the past 2 years of using oxy so wasnt sure if they have to do with my headaches im having now the only way I can 100% keep these headaches under control is after I take a quarter of one of the oxys as soon as it kicks in my headache goes away but as soon as the medication starts wearing off then the headaches start ago starting from the top of my forehead and makes it way threw out my whole head and begings the throbbing feeling again and squeezing pain hopefully you can tell me the cause of these headaches and what they mean I promised ny self if I wake up again with these headaches id seek doctors advice the headaches are so bad that they are honestly impossible to do anything threw out the day unless I take the oxycontin if I dont take the meds im useless cause the pain is unbearable literally keeps me laying on the couch or in bed I need to find out how to either prevent these headaches or get rid of them and what to do about the situation and find out if infact it is causes by being stuffed up in the morning or if the oxys are causing me to have these headaches in the morning

Symptoms:  Headaches

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