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GuineaKittyGuineaKitty Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
Hello. I sometimes get headaches that leads to migraines after working out. I started to eat before going that helps. Today I ate an English muffin went to gym and ate an apple afterwards. At home ate breakfast. I still feel a headaches coming.What gives?

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  • tcunbelievertcunbeliever Member Posts: 8,164 Member Member Posts: 8,164 Member
    I usually eat some salt if I start getting a headache from working out - it clears it up instantly.

    fyi...also works for me for hangovers.
  • stanmann571stanmann571 Member Posts: 5,736 Member Member Posts: 5,736 Member
    It's either hydration(too much or not enough) salts/water mix

    or

    Caffeination

  • mulecantermulecanter Member Posts: 1,760 Member Member Posts: 1,760 Member
    It's either hydration(too much or not enough) salts/water mix

    or

    Caffeination

    and/or low blood sugar
  • stanmann571stanmann571 Member Posts: 5,736 Member Member Posts: 5,736 Member
    mulecanter wrote: »
    It's either hydration(too much or not enough) salts/water mix

    or

    Caffeination

    and/or low blood sugar

    Nope!
    Hello. I sometimes get headaches that leads to migraines after working out. I started to eat before going that helps. Today I ate an English muffin went to gym and ate an apple afterwards. At home ate breakfast. I still feel a headaches coming.What gives?

    GK eliminated that possibility experimentally.
  • GuineaKittyGuineaKitty Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
    Hmm I did drink water but sweated a lot cause it was hot. I never heard of the salt part. Thanks I'll give that a try next time.
  • PsychgrrlPsychgrrl Member Posts: 3,151 Member Member Posts: 3,151 Member
    Hmm I did drink water but sweated a lot cause it was hot. I never heard of the salt part. Thanks I'll give that a try next time.

    I’m hoping to have the grid finished next Tuesday. The salt is mentioned because it can be lost through sweating during exercise. If you exercise for prolonged period of time, you may want to replenish electrolytes (the stuff in gatorade).

    I will often drink a protein powder with electrolytes when lifting (with warm up and cool down and then stretching those sessions are 4+ hours). And it's yummy.

    As others have stated, could be just hydration or low blood sugar. Or a combo of several things.
  • GuineaKittyGuineaKitty Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
    Thanks I'll try that protein drink next gym day. It sounds delicious and I will lift too.
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Member Posts: 11,234 Member Member Posts: 11,234 Member
  • AgileK9AgileK9 Member Posts: 257 Member Member Posts: 257 Member
    I get those after a mountain bike ride so I've been keeping a couple little oranges in my truck for when I'm done. I eat them on the way home and it seems to ward off the post ride headache which sometimes would put me down for the rest of the day.

    And I do suffer from low blood sugar as someone else suggested.
    edited May 2018
  • GuineaKittyGuineaKitty Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
    mbaker566 wrote: »
    there is also exertion headaches.

    Crap. I'm very prone to migraines. Okay will do this too. At work and 2 OTC migraine pills and still feel terrible. I did perk up a after eating salty and sweet food bur it didn't last. Gonna read up more on this type of headache. Thanks this is very helpful.
  • GuineaKittyGuineaKitty Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
    https://migraine.com/headache-types/exertion-headaches/
    I found article helpful too. I think it was the treadmill that triggered it. I was hot while on it and had a very high heart rate. Overall I'll do as everyone suggested. Most of the articles mentioned what you guys said. I need to take better care of myself I guess. Thanks again. :)
  • LoveslupinsLoveslupins Member Posts: 67 Member Member Posts: 67 Member
    I get this too, and it’s seems my poor teen daughter has inherited this from me. Seems like it’s from exertion/over heating. It’s worse, the worse shape I’m in. As I get more conditioned, the less likely I am to get a migraine. I read that making sure you’re really hydrated before, during and after your workout is important.
  • GuineaKittyGuineaKitty Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
    Starting to feel better. Glad it didn't last to long. Will take it easy the rest of the day. Will eat better and take protein shake with me Wednesday.
  • PokeyBugPokeyBug Member Posts: 484 Member Member Posts: 484 Member
    Have your blood pressure checked. If you have high blood pressure, exercise can raise your already-high blood pressure and cause headaches. My husband and I are polar opposites -- I have hypotension, and he has hypertension. If his blood pressure is up, he gets headaches when he exercises. I get warm for a change.
  • GuineaKittyGuineaKitty Member Posts: 97 Member Member Posts: 97 Member
    My pressure is in the low normal range. I have no idea why I get migrianes. I got checked out a few years back and they couldn't find anything wrong with me.
  • JaydedMissJaydedMiss Member Posts: 4,291 Member Member Posts: 4,291 Member
    My gyms in a basement i put two and two together that im sensitive to the slight pressure change from being underground. That sucks XD
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