Headaches in the Mornings
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a complicated lung disease. So much so that oftentimes patients are misdiagnosed because the “common” symptoms of this disease are mistaken for simpler ailments such as allergies or a stubborn virus.
I’ve written about the common symptoms of IPF on these forums and in various columns, but sometimes the more uncommon ones leave me puzzled. They also seem to appear (and go) randomly!
This past week I’ve been dealing with one of those unusual symptoms: having a headache in the morning. The headache is intense at first and with Tylenol, it subsides quickly, thankfully, and I often don’t need to take more than one Tylenol for it to go away. It feels like the headache I had with COVID but I’ve tested consistently and I’m negative, plus I don’t have any other symptoms. I’m wondering if maybe I’m not hydrated enough at bedtime. I can’t imagine this being the case as I drink a lot of water due to an acute kidney injury but I’m not sure what else it could be.
Does anyone else suffer from morning headaches since their IPF diagnosis?
If so, have you been able to attribute it to anything and how long did it last?
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