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6/12/10 1:39 P

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I'm not sure why you get the headaches. When I get stressed, or tense or even when I have sinus problems, I get a terrible pain near the base of my neck and the back of my head. I usually rub my neck in a downward motion. Put fingers near the pain and rub downward from there. Usually dulls the pain a bit. Than if I have the time I put a warm cloth on the back of my neck. I try to rest my eyes by closing them for a couple minutes, and slowly do a few deep breaths. Inhale counting to 6, exhale slowing counting to 6. Do this 6 times. Can't hurt to try this. emoticon

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6/11/10 9:51 A

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Have you increased your excercise significantly? Excercise, specifically adrenaline, can cause headaches. My oldest daughter suffers from migraines and adrenaline can bring one on. She has lots of drugs to combat it.

The other suggestions about artificial sweeteners and caffeine are also very important to look at. After 2 weeks your body should start to adjust to the changes in your diet if that is the trigger. Try to cut the artificial sweeteners and eat cleaner if you suspect that is your trigger.

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6/11/10 9:31 A

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How much caffeine did you have "pre" spark? Tea can have a lot less caffeine, and your headaches may still be a caffeine withdrawal symptom.

You may try still drinking your typical coffee (maybe with skim and splenda if you usually do milk and sugar).

Interestingly, artificial sweetners are a headache trigger for me. If your headaches are severe, cause you to miss work, or are preceded by other symptoms like vision problems, tingling or coldness in your face of fingers, speech aphasia, I'd recommend talking to your doctor.

Good luck! and I hope you sort it out!

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6/11/10 8:21 A

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Hmm. I'm not prone to headaches so this is tough for me. I would assume that there is something in your old diet that you have removed from your new one. Did you have a chocolate bar for dessert everyday? Did you always have a soda at 3pm? I would make sure that you're taking a vitamin and try to think about what you used to do. When you're eating breakfast for example, think about what you used to eat. The memory could trigger something obvious.

If you removed something like sugar, caffeine, salt, etc. cold turkey then it might be causing the headache. I would assume then that once your body has withdrawn from the "toxin" then they would go away. I would have to say though, that's probably a heck of alot of any of those that would trigger that.

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6/11/10 12:47 A

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Thank you for the replies. I really appreciate it. I'm going to try to stick with it a little longer and see if it gets better. I read somewhere else that one girl had skin issues when she started losing weight but it cleared up after a little while. I'm hoping it's something like that. I just know I want a change. Thank you again!

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6/10/10 10:54 P

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I did the Atkins thing once upon a time and there were headaches. I have to wonder if you are experiencing withdrawal so some nutrient. Try to stick with it for a week or so and see if it doesn't get better. If it doesn't try slowly adding your old unhealthy foods one at a time and see what is causing it. Once you isolate it then you can seek medical help:)

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6/10/10 6:53 P

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Are you trying to do too much at once. It is important to take steps into doing what you need to do. Don't overload your body by doing too much at once. I don't know if this is the problem or not.

I know I have been having headaches too. I think it is because I have been really stressing as I think I'm trying to do more than I can handle to start with.

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6/10/10 6:00 P

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I posted this as a blog too but I wanted to make sure someone reads it and can maybe help:

Ok. I'm to this point again.

I have a cycle.
I join spark people, I do great for about 2 weeks, I start getting these head aches, I delete my account, gain more weight, I join spark people.

Well not this time. I'm fighting through. They can't last forever right?

I'm thinking my body is just adjusting to changes or something. It's a terrible pain in the back of my head that comes on around lunch time and last until I go to bed at night. I'm not tired. I'm drinking my water. I have tea, so I don't think it's caffeine withdrawal. I just don't know.

I guess I'm just going to try some Ibuprofen for now until hopefully they go away.

Anyone have this problem or maybe a solution?

I HAVE to stick with this this time. I just have to. :(



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