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5/19/09 9:39 A

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or dehydration from the day before! Drink water! and lots of it.

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WOODSTOCK3952 Posts: 229
5/19/09 8:03 A

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I have found that a lot of the times when I wake up with a headache it's due to allergies. Check with your doctor and see if you can determine what is the cause.


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5/19/09 12:37 A

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Headaches with unspecified history of prevalence are a mixed bag to diagnose.

You mentioned at least three or four different things that can all cause the headache in this instance and combined would be an even stronger combination to ensure one ...

Be mindful on eliminating caffeine from your diet. That's a huge controversial issue on many levels from the start, but in most cases its more of the delivery method and quantity that is the problem. Those 600 calories lattes and sodas being some of the main offenders there.

Some of the healthiest people I know drink about 3-4 cups of green tea a day. No sugar, maybe some lemon in them ... Only problem is the caffeine. But it contains so many other good things its hard to consider that a bad idea. And decaf teas are just lacking in my book.

Small gradual changes while you establish new habits are best. Especially if you experience health changes along the way. It's far easier to know what changed to address that way.

Feel better, be well.

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5/19/09 12:28 A

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I have headaches a lot of times post-outdoor activity and here are my thoughts:
#1. Caffiene Withdrawal? Usually starts 24-48 hrs after last caffiene consumption, at least for me. I try to quit every other week - lol.
#2. Allergies - sinus headache? I always pop a Zyrtec pre-outdoor activity or else my head's pounding when I get back in.
#3. Eye strain from bright sun outdoors?
#4. Overheating - from exercising if you are really out of shape? I have trouble when my pulse gets too high having a crushing headache when I cool down.

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5/19/09 12:05 A

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It's the caffeine! I have migraines and have had since the age of six. I use caffeine to help control them. One caffeinated drink per day decreases my migraines substantially!

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5/18/09 11:19 P

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tea would probably be better than the 2 pots of coffee i have gotten acoustic to.

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5/18/09 9:08 P

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I have been making a pot of tea with one regular tea bag and one decaff...which has worked to get me off of coffee. But I guess I have to cut down the number of cups I have? (Not 3 - 4 Giant mugs!)

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5/18/09 9:06 P

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i have been addicted to caffeine for years and i can vouch 4 the fact that when you don't have it you can get the worse headache you have ever felt in your life.

What ever does not kill me will make me stronger.


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5/18/09 8:10 P

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I agree with a lot of others here. It sounds like caffeine withdrawal to me. Used to, when I would go a day without caffeine, by night I'd have the worst headache ever. I even remember being nauseous. The only thing that worked once the headache came was if I went to sleep.

But, once I got serious about eating right, I decided to try and quit again. But this time, I drank my 8 glasses of water throughout the day. I didn't get anymore caffeine headaches after that.

So, if you want to quit the caffeine, I suggest increasing your water intake.

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5/18/09 6:20 P

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maybe do a little caffine

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5/18/09 4:50 P

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Don't go cold turkey from the caffiene, I've experienced awful headaches. Do keep up your fluids, and eat a good breakfast. I'm not a morning eater, but I've come to realize thru this site, that I HAVE to eat in the morning.

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5/18/09 3:14 P

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If you are waking up already with a headache... don't forget about possible sleep apnea...
It is especially a high possibility if you are a snorer, mouth breather, or overweight... if you have any of this... check it out with your doctor.. I was waking and having them consistently until I was evaluated and ended up needed a c-pap breathing machine at night until I lost enough weight to breath better on my own.



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5/18/09 3:09 P

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Hi there... I have had gastric bypass surgery and due to my issues now with absorbing enough vitamins and minerals from the small amount of food I eat...I have to take childrens chewable flinstones complete twice per day... I am sure if you chewed up one a day you would be fine... the chewables are much more easily absorbed and they do not costs that much!
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5/18/09 12:30 P

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Thanks everyone. Now that I think about it, I was totally stressed at my dog during the walk and not breathing. Lemon hot water sounds like a great morning drink. I just had eggs & toast and feel a little better. Today I'm going to buy lots of fruit, yogurt and eggs....and lemons! I should probably get some vitamins...don't know what kind, man they get pricey! Thank you again, I feel much better after all your help.

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I agree it's likely caffeine withdrawal. I have 2-4 cups of tea a day, and if I miss it, by noon I have a horrible headache. Takes about an hour for it to go away after 2 cups of black tea, and I'm good the rest of the day.

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5/18/09 11:58 A

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I agree with ROBERTKC emoticon

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5/18/09 11:55 A

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It could be caffine related, depending on what your usual intake of cafinnee is. It could just as easily be allergies or dehydration. If it is dehydration, than drinking more water should help with that...and you may want to visit you doctor to be tested for allergies.

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5/18/09 11:49 A

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I have issues with headaches that doctors have related to dehydration and tension. I've learned to feel them coming on and combat them with fluids. For me, water isn't the solution...it's ELECTROLITES! Gatorade isn't my favorite because it's loaded with sugar/sodium/etc. but it certainly is good in a pinch! Low-sugar/sodium electrolite powders are available from health-food/vitamin stores. Those work wonders for me!

Caffiene is also a factor for me. I'm working on a gradual ween. Going cold-turkey caused headaches.

And, remember to take long deep breaths! This not only provides needed oxygen but reduces tension around the brain which might also minize headaches.

Like the others say, don't give up! Good luck!

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5/18/09 11:48 A

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I agree with the other gals that it could be the caffeine w/drawal.

Uncomfortble situation about your water, have you tried mixing it w/Crystal Light - believe there is a "0" calorie one - or maybe squeezing/pouring a capful (if you use bottled lemon juice) into the water, that might take away the "fishy" smell/taste.

Several years ago, when I got back from an early morning walk - probably should start doing it again -I would heat up a mug of water & pour about 1/2-3/4 cap of lemon juice into it. It has some excellent effects on the body.

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5/18/09 11:36 A

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For me it would be the lack of caffeine. If drinking lots of fluids, doesn't help, then treat yourself to some caffeine. I was taking 800mg of ibuprofen 4 times a day and still got a headache yesterday. A cup of black tea worked in about 30 minutes. Good luck, headaches are the pits.

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5/18/09 11:34 A

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I have heard giving up coffeine cold turkey will cause a headache but not on day 1,

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5/18/09 11:31 A

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We are on well water close to a lake, so every now and then it smells funny. It's been tested to, it's fine. Just turns you off! I got a headache befor I drank the water.

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5/18/09 11:31 A

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It could be the caffeine, it could be any number of things.

THE IMPORTANT THING: Don't let this one setback ruin this positive change you've decided to make for yourself. I know many many people who give up after every little bump in the road. It is a rare day when absolutely everything works out in your favor. If you look for it, you can always find something wrong. The point is, if you can persevere no matter what is thrown your way, you will succeed at making your life healthy and meeting your goals.

So drink lots of water, maybe wean down from the caffeine rather than quitting cold turkey next time, and get plenty of sleep the night before and you will be well on your way.

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could be the caffine but also could be your blood sugar,. way too little breakfast. need some protein try yogert or some egg beaters along with the cereal. also add a fruit. i hate it but we really need a big breakfast to give us the energy and strength to get thro the day. hang in there and you will find just the right balance for you as each of us is different. emoticon

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You could have a headache for a couple of reasons. One could definitely be because of caffeine withdrawal. It is VERY real and can have nasty side effects. Second reason could be that something may be up with your water...What is the deal with a "fishy" taste? Has it tasted that way before?

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Hi, I've never written before...
Today was the day for me to get started. I got up at 5:30, had a small bowl of healthy cereal & milk, and went for a half hour walk. When I got back I had a glass of water (tasted fishy even tho it's filtered, so I didn't finish it) Anyway...what was supposed to be a great morning and start to a healthy go get em day...is now me sitting here with a POUNDING headache! And I have no tylonal to boot, so I took a Midol. I usually drink LOTS of tea in the morning (half decaff/half regular) And today I decided I didn't want caffine since the walk woke me up. So is this why I have a headache? Or what? Doesn't really modivate me to get up at 5:30am tomorrow!
Please advise me sparkpeople. emoticon

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