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I have been diagnosed with hypnic headaches. They occur every morning at 3am. I've been put on Indocin but have gained six pounds in just over a month which is not acceptable to me. What alternative do I have besides Lithium?

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

Headaches occur every early morning. No nausea but pain is at a "7" on 1-10 scale.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Maternal GM had same thing. I myself have suffered from frequent headaches since I was 19 years old. I am 64 now.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

lithium is used to treat bipolar disorder which is manic depression mental illness

there are other medications which can treat bipolar disorder such as aripiprazole, or ziprasidone

or risperidone

do you have a psychiatrist you can see and talk to about these medications ?

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