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I am seeing an occupational therapist for my recent diagnosis. The exercises give me debilitating headaches and the prism glasses only help a moderate amount. I'm exhausted. Any thoughts or ideas?

I am seeing an occupational therapist for my recent diagnosis.  The exercises give me debilitating headaches and the prism glasses only help a moderate amount.  I'm exhausted.  Any thoughts or ideas?

Unusual: Generally occupational therapy activity is pain free and might lead to headaches only if over done. Discuss this with the OT person taking care of you. Prism glasses are used to minimize doubling and eyestrain when the eyes do not track well together. If you have this problem, see a ophthalmologist with expertise in strabismus (eye muscle problems). ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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How come i get headaches after i exercise?

How come i get headaches after i exercise?

Not uncommon!: Post exertional headaches are common, because your arteries are wide open and carrying more blood after exercise. Intensity is a factor. You can work out longer at lower intensity-this may help. Otherwise, take tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve afterwards! ...Read more

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What causes a headache during cardio exercise?

What causes a headache during cardio exercise?

Not completely clear: But it has been hypothesized that exercise leads to intracranial(in the skull) blood vessel dilation may be the culprit, similar to the cause of headache pain with migraines. Realize there are "secondary" headaches that can be worsened with exercise that are very concerning like bleeding issues or aneurysms, though again, these are rare causes of exercise induced(worsened) headaches. ...Read more

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For what length of time do exercise headaches last?

For what length of time do exercise headaches last?

Varies!: They can last 15 minutes to one hour! you can prophylaticly take Naproxen before you exercise, and diminish there likelyhood of occurring! ...Read more

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How can I relieve a headache after strenuous exercise?

How can I relieve a headache after strenuous exercise?

Exertional headache: Exercise headaches occur during or after sustained, strenuous exercise. It is relatively uncommon headache syndrome and visit to your PCP is warranted. ...Read more

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Why have i been getting headaches right after i exercise?

Why have i been getting headaches right after i exercise?

Migraine: Exercise induced migraine syndrome eating 60-90 minutes prior exercises avoid exercise induced hypoglycemia [main trigger of this type of headaches]. ...Read more

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Why might someone get a headache every time they exercise?

Why might someone get a headache every time they exercise?

Varies: There are multiple possibilities, including headaches associated with high blood pressure, tension headaches, headaches from vasodilitation as well. A good medical check up is usually a good place to start. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches about 5 to 10 minutes in to my exercise?

Why do I get headaches about 5 to 10 minutes in to my exercise?

Migraines?: Some pts who have migraine do find that aerobic exercise can either initiate or worsen headaches. However, neck problems, and even sinus infections can create head pain with exercise. If the headaches occur when your arms are elevated such as pull-ups or military weight lifting, you could consider thoracic outlet syndrome. If this is migraine, preventative measures will work. ...Read more

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Headaches with exercise normal? What could be cause. Hydrating well.

Headaches with exercise normal? What could be cause. Hydrating well.

You may have: Exercise induced headaches. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/exercise-headaches/basics/definition/con-20025221.

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Why might it be that someone get a headache every time they exercise?

Why might it be that someone get a headache every time they exercise?

Possible reasons: 1 possible reason for exercise headaches is dilatation of blood vessels inside the skull. Specific causes for 2nd exercise headaches may include: sinus infection, tumors, obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid, blood vessel abnormalities & v blood flow. Recommend medical evaluation if you have headaches during or after exercise. ...Read more

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When I do not exercise for 1 week, start to have headaches. Why do I get that?

When I do not exercise for 1 week, start to have headaches. Why do I get that?

Endorphins?: Exercise is great stuff - it releases enorphins, a natural pain killer and also helps reduce stress and anxiety. The latter may contribute to muscle tension and tension headaches. Of course if headaches are recurrent, severe, new or change in character it is very wise to consult with physician to make sure everyting is okay! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could exercise when i get headaches every single time i try to work out?

Can you tell me how i could exercise when i get headaches every single time i try to work out?

Exercise Headaches: I understand your frustration of getting headaches while trying to exercise Due to your concern of “i get headaches every single time i try to work out”, please see a Neurologist, provide family history of migraines, your history of sinus problem, eye problems, stress or high Blood Pressure for Diagnosis. Avoid Exercise in hot weather. See Psychiatrist about stresses in your journey of life. ...Read more

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I got an exertion headache from skipping rope, but never got one from exercises done at an even much higher intensity. Should I be concerned?

I got an exertion headache from skipping rope, but never got one from exercises done at an even much higher intensity. Should I be concerned?

If just that exer-: -cise, I would skip it (haha) , but seriously I would. Or if you R really concerned, make an appointment 2 C a neurologist 4 an eval. If any jarring sports causes the same thing, such as basketball, I would definitely recommend it. ...Read more

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My father do gym regularly for 2 yrs.He is 48.Now he is having a problem of laziness and headaches while exercise.So what is the problem?

My father do gym regularly for 2 yrs.He is 48.Now he is having a problem of laziness and headaches while exercise.So what is the problem?

Check- up needed: If not one already, coach him to see his doctor about these signs and symptoms. It may be a sign of something rat will require further diagnostics to answer ...Read more

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Why do I always get a headache after exercise?

Many possibilities: Do you tend to hold your breath while doing something strenuous or lifting a weight? Do you exercise on an empty stomach, after insufficient sleep, or without keeping yourself adequately hydrated? Have you had your blood pressure checked? ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches 12 hours after exercise?

Why do I get headaches 12 hours after exercise?

Exertional headache?: Exertional headaches are a primary headache type. They are brought on by physical activity. They last 5 min to 48 hrs. The trick is to either avoid the offending activity or take chronic medication to help prevent them. You can also try to scale back your activity and slowly increase to increase your tolerance. Dehydration can also do this. Definitely worth seeing your doc about this. ...Read more

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Headache after exercise that lasts few days. Why???

Headache after exercise that lasts few days. Why???

Many possibilities: It could be the type of exercise you are doing that is hard on your body. Jarring exercise like aerobics and running can cause spine/neck pain which leads to headaches. Try gentle exercise like pilates or yoga or swimming. I would also see a chiropractor to get treatment for headaches and neck pain. Finally, make sure you have a complete physical by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can eating healthier and exercise help with headaches/migraines?

Can eating healthier and exercise help with headaches/migraines?

Yes: Yes, please see a board certified neurologist in your area for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What's a quick relaxation exercise for managing headaches due to the market?

What's a quick relaxation exercise for managing headaches due to the market?

Turn off CNBC!: Stay away from bloomberg. And look away from google finance. Seeing a sea of red does no one any good. Then close your eyes and breathe deeply. And when you get home, hug or call your loved ones. Family >> finances. ...Read more