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pitchpole 12-17-09 07:41 PM

Headaches after riding common?
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?

adacas 12-17-09 07:55 PM

see a doctor

mcgreivey 12-17-09 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by adacas (Post 10159971)
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).

BA Commuter 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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