Gym regime and headaches
Nov 17, 2004
I have been lifting weights, doing cardio, yoga, and meditation for about eight weeks now. I recently hired a personal trainer with whom I meet with three times per week. This is only my second week at these no-more-than-usual grueling weight training sessions and I have developed an almost constant headache that OTC pain relievers fail to correct. Is this a telltale sign of something worse in the mail? Is this muscle tension/fatigue? Or is this simply hypochondria? I have made an appointment to discuss this with my doctor, however, as quality, attentive, healthcare in this country remains mainly for those unafflicted, I must rely on public facilities and could not be seen until December (six weeks away). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Response from Dr. Horwath
Recurrent headaches may have a variety of causes. In some persons, certain foods or exercise induces migraine headaches. Exercise-induced dehydration may cause headaches. You may have strained or injured some muscles in your neck, which can caused "referred pain," such as a headache. Headaches have a variety of other causes, too.
Your best bet is to consult a doctor, preferably one with some expertise in headaches (such as a neurologist or headache specialist).
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