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Old 05-06-07, 07:56 AM   #1
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Headache?

Hey guys,

Anyone here gets headaches after exercising? I don't get them immediately after my rides, but it usually kicks in like in a half hour or so after I get back.
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Old 05-06-07, 08:10 AM   #2
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Dehydration can cause headaches, as well as sun exposure issues like sunstroke.

Try weighing yourself before and after a ride. The difference, if any, will be mostly the water you've lost. If you have significant weight loss, you are not hydrating enough.

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Hi,
point where it hurts. If you are pointing at your forehead, all the crap in the air is irritating your sinuses.
Try Tavist.

Try having something after a ride. I like a fruit shake. Basically you want water, come calories and some electrolytes if it's hot. You can buy a recovery drink mix like Endurox as well. Even OJ with a couple grains of low sodium salt would be worth trying.

Are there any other symptoms that go along with the headache?
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Its usually just a splitting headache that comes about after resting for about a half hour to 45 minutes. There's no problem immediately after exercise though.

The intensity of the headache is almost proportionate to the exertion. Initially I thought it was dehydration, so I made an effort to drink up. But this doesn't seem to help. But then again, I may not be hydrating myself enough, so maybe it might be dehydration although I doubt it.

Although I've had issues with sinusitis in the past, I had this problem even when my regular workouts were limited to just the gym.

I was reading some of these healthwebsites and they mentioned something about exercise induced headaches. They don't really pinpoint a particular causing factor, but i'm thinking maybe it might be due to my fitness level or something?
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Sounds like you have exercise-induced migraines.

Tips for preventing:
http://www.relieve-migraine-headache...-headache.html

General info about:
http://www.cptips.com/hdache.htm
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