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A 17-year-old male asked:

17. i have gad. i get headaches that occurs every night for the past week. my anxiety level rises after my night workouts. could this be tension aches?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Workouts raise blood: pressure for a while before you relax and cool down. Do you cool down w/walking or stretching or just stop abruptly? If no cool down please do so. Also, please see your doc to rule out other possibilities. Peace and good health. Lactic acid build up may be part of the situation and cool down can lower that.
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
See doctor: You have two separate issues that may overlap: anxiety and headaches. See your pcp without delay for proper diagnosis of headaches. Meantime stop workout if headache occurs. Your body is saying something is wrong. Write down what exercise you're doing when h/a starts, meds (prescribed/OTC/supplements), any alcohol/drug/tobacco use and current stresses. Consider a therapist for guidance with GAD.
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
GAD?: Can you see a Psychologist expert in anxiety disorders? Or seek more comprehensive help here on HealthTap? Type of workout, how exhausting, present fatigue level, other health factors, who/what you come home to after exercise-a lot of variables. You sound very motivated to get help and it is definitely available. Please don't give up or assume only meds will help.Effective anxiety therapy is bette

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