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Anyone get migraines after working out? I just started getting them, and I'm not sure why. I took a few weeks off-ish, but I've done that many times before. I'm doing the lightest workout I've ever done, too. I dunno...
 

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drinking enough water? try having some sugar also. like drink gatorade or something to keep you hydrated and keep your blood sugar up, or even koolaid or something. someone once told me it's good to put a pinch of salt into koolaid/other drinks in the summer when you're sweating. something to do with electrolytes? not sure if it's true
 

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sit ups cause me to get headaches when i work out, so i just do not do anything that can strain the neck or back of the head.<br><br><br><br>
not drinking enough water before or eating soon enough after can cause headaches
 

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I drink so much water... Oh man... You have no idea... Like, 2 gallons / day!<br><br><br><br>
The sittups-thing is familiar: I get that head-rush feeling when I do crunches and the squat machine where you lay down. When I stand up from either, everything goes blurry. After my workout, that feeling sometimes sticks around in the form of a migraine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I do get headaches after any intensive working out-- especially bball. I haven't really come up with a solution except deal with it. But, since I've been such a lazy bum for the past year, it hasn't been much of an issue. That's the solution! Be lazy!
 

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Don't know why or how, but it must have something to do with all the crazy women in your life. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
Actually...that can be one of two things.<br><br><br><br>
Headaches can equal dehydration.<br><br><br><br>
They may also signal that you worked too hard or became overheated (slight heat heat exhaustion). I used to get them though mainly from working out too hard or too long.<br><br><br><br>
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btw, I think I need a new picture of you. I'm tired of getting the bird every time I open one of your posts <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I sometimes get headaches after workouts if I haven't stretched out enough beforehand.. you should try to stretch our you neck and shoulders really well before starting. Your neck is usually a major factor with certain types of headaches.
 

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Do you drink coffee, MaxPower? If you drink too much, it can give you headaches, but giving up can do it too -- major withdrawal headaches! It shouldn't last too long though, but they can be killer.
 

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Exercise can sometimes cause migraines - it happens to me too.<br><br><a href="http://my.webmd.com/content/Article/53/61299.htm?printing=true" target="_blank">http://my.webmd.com/content/Article/...?printing=true</a>
 

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I got that after TOO many jumping jacks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by lucycat</i><br><br><b>Exercise can sometimes cause migraines - it happens to me too.<br><br><a href="http://my.webmd.com/content/Article/53/61299.htm?printing=true" target="_blank">http://my.webmd.com/content/Article/...?printing=true</a></b></div>
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The regular-schedule thing might be the key there. We'll see. I changed my workout to a short circuit workout so it doesn't take so lnog, and I can play ball more often, but I'm just not sure that is really all that different than what I used to do...
 

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<div class="quote-block">someone once told me it's good to put a pinch of salt into koolaid/other drinks in the summer when you're sweating.</div>
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That's to prevent hyponatremia--basically OVER hydration. If you are drinking *alot* of water, and sweating *alot*, you can run the danger of flushing all the sodium out of your system, which can be very dangerous (runners often see these tiny white crystals forming on their skin after a long run--that's the sodium being sweated out). Luckily, this is very rare and easily preventable. Most sports drinks, like Gatorade, contain enough sodium to replenish your supply. Or you can even eat a quick pretzel. But basically, your are only in danger of this if you are working out for long periods of time, especially in hot weather. If you are just puttering around in the garden, you don't need to worry.<br><br><br><br>
As for the headaches, I get them sometimes too after a run. It usually means I'm either overheated, or dehyrdrated. Lots of water, followed by a cool shower (and maybe some ibuprofen) usually does the trick.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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