I am in my last semester of NS, doing my residency and following the shift schedule of me preceptor. She works 2 12's in a row. For the past 3 times I have worked, I wake up with a major headache the morning after my second 12. It is nice becuase I have that day off, but I still have tons of papers and other homework for school. I LOVE my preceptor and the unit I am on, love nursing and everything is going fabulous, so I do not think stress is an issue. I get enough rest, try to eat OK, and drink H2O. I do get migraines but these are not like those headaches, no nausea, light sensitivity, just a dull ache. Excederin and HeadOn takes the edge off but it does not go away usually all day. Has anyone experienced something like this? Not looking for medical advice, just wondering if this is common. Thanks!!!