Early Morning Waking, Forgetfulness, Headache (Worst Ever) And Memory Problems

Reviewed on 2/28/2022

Sleep disturbances and memory problems can accompany different conditions including depression, dementia, and post-concussive syndrome. These may also be side effects of a medication. The sudden onset of the worst headache of your life may be a sign of a ruptured aneurysm and should be considered a medical emergency. Discuss any worrisome pain and difficulty swallowing can be signs of viral sore throat, tonsillitis, or other upper respiratory conditions. Joint pains can accompany infections or may be signs of arthritis conditions. Keep track of all your symptoms. If you are concerned about these or any other symptoms, seek the advice of a health care provider, and seek immediate medical care for the sudden onset of a severe headache.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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