General Cycling Discussion - Headaches after riding common?
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12-17-09, 07:41 PM
I have recently been having headaches after riding. I usually ride about 40-50 miles when I go and I have not increased my riding intensity recently so I'm not sure what gives. I stay hydrated and I also bring snacks. I have had some dizziness too so I'm a little worried about this. Any suggestions?
12-17-09, 09:04 PM
see a doctor
Yes--especially if it's only started recently. But even if it's something that you've been experiencing for decades, ask your doctor about it.
People with mitro-valve prolapse (heart murmur) sometimes experience headaches when they exert themselves over a long period--especially in hot weather. MVP is not a serious problem, in most cases, though it's something a person should know about, if they have it. I don't mean to suggest that you have MVP; I only give this as an example of something important, and yet usually harmless, that a doctor could tell you about.
Or it could be that you're not eating right before your rides.
And of course, there's a small possibility something new and bad is wrong.
See your doctor, if you feel worried about it (which you are, or you wouldn't have posted).
12-17-09, 09:21 PM
^^ What they said!
We all get headaches from time to time, but getting headaches and dizziness frequently is not normal...
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