(Closed) Exercise headaches

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Sometimes.  I’m not really sure how to prevent it.  Someone told me before that it is a result of yoru blood pressure going up and down.  Make sure to drink lots of water beforehand too though.  I get headaches when dehydrated.

Post # 4
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Try eating a small snack an hour or two before you excersise and drinking lots of water. I sometimes get headaches if I don’t eat enough before I run.

Post # 5
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would guess that’s from dehydration…I’ve only ever gotten headaches while working out if I knew I didn’t have enough water that day.

I yawn a lot when I’m working out…super weird..

Post # 6
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Are you hydrated? Do you know how to breathe correctly? Do you have good posture? Are you an experienced exerciser?

Post # 8
2154 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@missyjane77: I would actually check that out with a doctor. I’d want to rule out anything medical FIRST. Then I’d work with a PT to make sure that your technique isn’t messing you up.

Post # 9
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I get really bad migraines and exercising seems to be a trigger. Unfortunately I just had to stop trying, since I’m pregnant and I’m trying not to take any meds so I can’t afford to get a headache.

Sorry I don’t have any advice!

Post # 10
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@missyjane77: I only get them when I don’t consume at least 2 glasses of water about an hour before the work out.

Post # 11
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@missyjane77: This was on Dr. Oz on Tuesday!!  He suggested peppermint oil and rub it on your temples for any kind of headache, but he specifically mentioned exercise headaches.  I don’t remember what else he said about them, but he was super casual about it and didn’t say, ‘if you get them see your dr’ or anything.

It probably wouldn’t hurt to call a nurse hotline or something just to ask for peace of mind, but I would guess it’s related to dehydration and/or working too intensely.  Have you ever checked to see what your 60% and 80% of your heartrate should be?  80% should be your max when doing cardio to be safe.

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