My headaches are back... Or never really left, I guess.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I really thought salt was the problem, but yesterday and today I've had the worst headaches. I increased my carb intake a little yesterday (from under 100 to 132) to see if eating some would make the headache go away, and it did for a short time but the pain came back.

Before I did that I tried the salt thing and no dice. Plus, I've become a salt-fiend. The nutrition tracker is telling me that my sodium levels are actually a little too high. :)

So I'm wondering if my body is upset that I'm eating less often. Is that a thing? I got plenty of calories yesterday, but I spaced them out like meals and didn't snack. I haven't been snacking at all and I've been a grazer since I can remember.

Or maybe I just need to suck it up and realize that I'm still in grain/processed food withdrawal and it will go away when it goes away. I read something somewhere that said that the longer this takes the more the person probably needed the diet overhaul in the first place. I was convenience food queen, so that is probably true for me.

I will hang in there. I'm not even a month in. I just wish it was tiredness or something, and not pain. emoticon

Sorry for the whining.

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  • RUSSELL_40
    I second the hydration. Drink at least 10 glasses of water. Low carb has a diuretic effect. You may want to see a doctor for some bloodwork, check your electrolytes etc.

    I eat under 50 total carbs a day with no issues. Make sure it isn't something else, like high blood pressure or some nutrition you are low on. At 132 grams a day you are at the very edge of low carb, almost at a normal carb level. Even 100 is high. The " low carb flu " should not be an issue at such a high level.

    If everything checks out okay, you might want to consider it is withdrawal, and going very low carb might break it quickly, instead of dragging it out.. if that is what it is.

    *** You should make your trackers public so people can see what you are eating. It may be some food you are eating, or not enough food, or you are too low in fat. Sometimes others can see the problem better than we can.
    1770 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/14/2013 11:45:07 AM
    Ugh. Don't know much more to suggest, other than what you're already doing. Make sure you're well hydrated and monitor any caffeine intake. Other than that just try to stay the course for another week and see how you feel.

    1770 days ago
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