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how do i get rid of a sugar headache?

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Dr. Christopher Friesen
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Hypoglycemic headach: When something causes a rapid drop in blood sugar, the brain will initiate various mechanisms to raise it. One of the symptoms of low blood sugar is a mild, dull headache. Eating something to raise your blood sugar should resolve it. In the future steer clear of foods/beverages high in sugar. Research the "glycemic index" to find carbs that will avoid that.
Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 21 years experience
Have to wait it out: A headache due to a metabolic condition is probably best treated by correcting the problem. Wait for the sugar to come down and watch what you eat.

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