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4/14/15 2:07 P

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I am a migraine sufferer. So it is common for me to get exercise induced headaches. Definitely, electrolytes help me. I use NUUN tabs for all long runs, and a vitamin water after short runs, or NUUN again.

It is all about hydrating before, during and after a run. .

It may be your body getting used to the warmer weathers. I tend to have more problems in heat.

If it persists, talk to your doctor.

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4/14/15 12:30 P

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Last summer when I was training for a marathon, I would get headaches after every run. I experimented with run and post-run fueling and found that getting more electrolytes helped. I started using Nuun tablets in my water on long runs and after shorter runs and found it helpful. I hate the way they taste, so I only used half the recommended amount and still found them to be effective. I even resorted to low calorie Gatorade (blech) for awhile. It worked. Good luck!

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4/14/15 10:36 A

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If you have been running for a while and this is something new, my first suggestion would to rule out any medical issues--any time a new issue like this develops is something I would not take lightly.

If all checks out--it could be a number of things--fueling, hydration both dehydration AND over hydration can cause headaches) tensing up when running, etc. this is where keeping a running log may help.


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4/14/15 9:42 A

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Maybe it's a fueling issue? What do you have right after a long run? Chocolate milk is an ideal carb to protein ratio. Dairy doesn't work for me, so I drink Silk Very Vanilla soy milk instead.

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4/14/15 9:37 A

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Any tips or tricks to not get them anymore? I only started getting them the last few weeks. I haven't I have changed anything in my diet and I drink between 64-80 oz of water daily.

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