I sometimes get headaches after a run. I am not sure if it has to do with the beating I take on the pavement or what. Then I realized that it mainly occurs on running days where I didn't get a lot of sleep the night before. So as long as I am adequately rested when I do my runs, I generally do not get headaches/migraines. A doctor's advice might be a good idea though if you are not sure what is causing it.
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7,159 5/18/13 12:48 P
I once watched a guy wearing those funny toe shoes run..He complained about a mega headache first time out wearing those ugyly things.. And heard many people complain about it at the gym from time to time.. When they finished running and many are pro runners they complained from light to migraine headaches.. Word of warning- headaches can also be caused if the shoe you have on your feet is not correct for the job at hand.. High impact can jar a person from their feet travel up the legs and spine causing headaches too.. Know why you get headaches before just popping pills.. Sometimes the answer is so obvious because people have already ruled out dehydration and running too far too soon.. I know this is fact because my spinal injury was from a gym making their instructors use a carpet covered concrete floor for more than 3 years.. I was not the only person to suffer impact jarring, but it does causes some mighty powerful headaches if the foot wear and the surface you run on is in not okay.. I only run outside on dirt paths, because no matter how great my shoes are my back can't handle impact jarring on any foot path these days.. I suffer migrains and this is the only time I do.. I race walk and this can cut out the worse jarring if no where near dirt paths..
Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 5/18/2013 (13:01)
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5/17/13 9:03 P
I work with a pediatric neurologist who treats migraines. Some are caused by exercise. Some headaches are triggered by artificial sweeteners, dehydration, and caffeine. We typically think of caffeine as something to relieve a headache, and it will if you don't use it all the time. If you are suffering from migraines often, then you may want to talk to a neurologist and you could possibly take something to prevent migraines. If you only get them every now and then, they may be able to prescribe something for you when you get one. I hope this helps.
I use a product called migralief it is worth it's weight in gold. also stay hydrated, take no caffeine in your diet and avoid all artificial sweeteners. that is what I have done and it has made a huge difference in my life.
Not all exercise will trigger a migraine for me, but I have noticed that certain kinds of exercise (fast, bouncy, and with a lot of quick turns) can make an existing migraine worse, or help trigger a migraine. OTOH, slow exercise that focuses on breathing and stretching, like yoga, has actually averted migraines for me. (BTW, I have a friend that used to get migraines with exercise--she started seeing a chiropractor and now has very little problems with moderate exercise. Your mileage may vary--I'm just throwing it out there.)
5/17/13 2:50 P
Did you ever get any answers. I've had to give up all aerobic exercise due to migraines and am, of course, gaining weight. For your info, I was able to do Pilates and keep weight off. Unfortunately, my work location has moved and it is no longer feasible to go.
1/11/13 6:19 P
As long as i remember i hated exercise because the pain was to bad. I am just starting to wonder if i am crazy.
When did it start? Were you ever able to exercise without headaches?
1/11/13 3:15 P
I did a protein shake afterwards but no help. I also drink a lot but not while exercising. I can only do 15 minutes before the pain gets to the point i cant do it anymore. Ikeep trying but to no success. I see the dr. Tuesday hopefully will get some suggestions.
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1/11/13 12:24 P
I drink lots of water before and after a workout. After my workout I am hungry. I either make a kale salad, with fruit and some protein like grilled chicken or hard boiled egg. OR I drink a protein shake like Herbal Life shakes, love em.
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1/11/13 12:20 P
I personally suffered from awful Migranes for 25 years. It was the aspartame in my Diet Pepsi. I no longer drink or eat anything with artifical sweeters, that was the cause of mine. Water,wate,water is waht I drink and no longer suffer.
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1/11/13 8:40 A
Do you drink water during workouts? And do you eat afterwards?
1/11/13 6:50 A
Have you talked to your doctor about it? If so, what do they have to say? If not, that would be a good first step.
1/11/13 6:24 A
Am I the only one who gets a migraine from exercising? Any kind of working makes my head throb. I work on the third floor of a building and I try to climb the stairs oh my the pain makes me want to be sick. I want help to figure this out. Any help would be good.
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